Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server
2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2009-05-12
Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, which provides a reliable messaging system, with built-in protection against spam and viruses. Using Exchange 2007, users throughout your organization can access e-mail, voice mail, calendars, and contacts from a wide variety of devices and from any location.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Service Pack 2 (SP2) introduce many new features and technologies that were not available in the release to manufacturing (RTM) version of Exchange Server 2007. These new features and technologies will help to increase productivity and reduce administrative overhead. For more information about the new features and technologies in Exchange 2007 SP1 and Exchange 2007 SP2, see What's New in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 and What's New in Exchange Server 2007 SP2.
The technical documentation for Exchange 2007 consists of the following categories:
- Planning and
- Security and
This technical documentation applies to Exchange 2007 RTM, Exchange 2007 SP1, and Exchange 2007 SP2. Some topics contain RTM, SP1, and SP2 content, while others are specific to RTM, SP1, or SP2. The "Applies to" information at the beginning of each topic will let you know to which release of Exchange 2007 the content applies.
Use the Getting Started documentation to learn about the new features available with Exchange 2007, including basic concepts and the steps required to install a simple Exchange 2007 organization. This documentation provides you with a walk-through of Exchange 2007 features and functionality and gives you a first look at how you can use Exchange 2007 as your end-to-end messaging system.
Getting Started documentation includes:
- Server Role
Roadmap Roadmap to the Exchange 2007
documentation based on server roles.
Roadmap Roadmap to the Exchange 2007
documentation based on features.
New Detailed information about the new
features found in Exchange 2007.
- Overview Detailed
overview of the features and functionality in
- Setting up
Exchange 2007 Checklist for planning,
installing, and configuring Exchange 2007.
Asked Questions Frequently asked questions
about Exchange 2007.
2007 Language Support Information about the
specific languages that are supported for each feature and
component within Exchange 2007.
Assistance Information about how to get
assistance Exchange 2007.
- How to Use
Exchange Documentation Information about using
the Help Viewer.
Planning and Architecture
Use the Planning and Architecture documentation to help you design a highly reliable and consistently available messaging system. This documentation helps you identify concerns related to network infrastructure, hardware, the Active Directory directory service, and administration before you deploy Exchange 2007 in your organization.
Planning and Architecture documentation includes:
Your Deployment Guidance and best practices
for deploying Exchange 2007 organizations of all sizes.
Active Directory Information about how
Exchange Server integrates with Active Directory.
- Planning for
Client Access Servers Planning considerations
specific to Client Access servers.
- Planning for
Edge Transport Servers Planning considerations
specific to Edge Transport servers.
- Planning for
Hub Transport Servers Planning considerations
specific to Hub Transport servers.
- Planning for
Mailbox Servers Planning considerations
specific to Mailbox servers.
- Planning for
Unified Messaging Servers Planning
considerations specific to Unified Messaging servers.
Architecture Information about the
architecture of Exchange 2007.
Use the Deployment documentation to get Exchange 2007 up and running in your organization. Whether you are new to Exchange Server or moving from an existing Exchange Server installation, this documentation helps you prepare and deploy a solid Exchange 2007 messaging system to meet your business needs.
Deployment documentation includes:
- Preparing to
Deploy Exchange 2007 Information about system
requirements for installing Exchange 2007.
Installation Information about deploying a new
installation of Exchange 2007 in your organization.
- Upgrading to
Exchange 2007 Information about upgrading an
existing Exchange or non-Exchange messaging system to
Tasks Information about required and optional
tasks to complete your Exchange 2007 deployment.
- Removing and
Modifying Exchange 2007 Information about the
four scenarios for removing and modifying Exchange 2007.
Deployments Information about how to deploy
various Exchange 2007 topologies.
Use the Operations documentation to learn about the many aspects of operating your organization. This detailed documentation includes conceptual and procedural information about administration, disaster recovery, high availability, monitoring, performance, and troubleshooting.
Operations documentation includes:
Interfaces Information about the Exchange
Management Console and Exchange Management Shell.
Permissions Detailed information about the
permissions that are needed for operating your Exchange 2007
Information Workers Information your end users
need to know before using various Exchange 2007 features, such
as Microsoft Outlook Web Access and
Mailbox Features Information about address
lists, the offline address book (OAB), scheduling resources, Out of
Office Assistant, content indexing, and storage groups and
databases (including public folder management).
Client Access Information about managing
Outlook Web Access, Microsoft Outlook Anywhere,
Exchange ActiveSync, POP3 and IMAP4 clients, Autodiscover, and
the Availability service.
Recipients Information about managing
mailboxes, contacts, and groups.
Unified Messaging Information about
configuring and managing Unified Messaging (UM) with
Transport Servers Information about managing
accepted domains, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) connectors,
remote domains, the Pickup directory, the Replay directory, the
categorizer, transport agents, the Store driver, delivery status
notifications (DSNs), queues, message tracking, protocol logging,
and the Address Rewriting agent.
Anti-Spam and Antivirus Features Information
about configuring anti-spam and antivirus features.
Messaging Policy and Compliance
Features Information about messaging records
Recovery Information about how to back up and
restore your Exchange 2007 data, and other disaster recovery
procedures, strategies, and tools.
Availability Information about high
availability, site resilience, clustered mailbox servers, local
continuous replication (LCR), cluster continuous replication (CCR),
standby continuous replication (SCR), and single copy clusters
and Operations Management Information about
monitoring the daily operations of your Exchange 2007
organization and information about using Microsoft Operations
Manager (MOM) and the Exchange Management Pack.
Use the Troubleshooting documentation to help you diagnose the cause of issues or failures and to resolve problems.
Troubleshooting documentation includes:
Address Book, Address List, and Recipient
Issues Descriptions of event log entries,
error codes, sequence numbers, and other information to help you
Issues Information about isolating the causes
of performance problems.
Folder Issues Information about using the
Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer to troubleshoot public
and Mailflow Issues Information about using
pipeline tracing to diagnose transport problems, and information
about non-delivery reports.
- Tools for
Troubleshooting A list of all the tools
available to help troubleshoot issues and information about how to
install and run those tools.
Messaging Server Issues Specific information
for troubleshooting problems with unified messaging.
Security and Protection
Use the Security and Protection documentation to help you locate information about deploying and operating a secure organization.
- Data Path
Security Reference Information about ports,
authentication, and encryption for all data paths used by Exchange
2007 Permissions: Frequently Asked
Questions Answers to common
2007 Server Setup Permissions
Reference Detailed information about the
permissions required to set up an Exchange 2007 organization.
Exchange Server 2007 Client Access Information
about the security and authentication options that are available
for the Client Access server role.
- Securing a
Unified Messaging Environment Information
about the security options that are available for the Unified
Messaging server role.
- SMTP TLS
Certificate Selection Information about how
the Microsoft Exchange Transport service selects certificates for
Transport Layer Security (TLS).
Use the Technical Reference documentation to learn about Exchange 2007 components and how these components can be used to more effectively manage and troubleshoot your Exchange 2007 organization. This documentation also includes detailed reference topics about Exchange 2007, including errors and events, features such as tools, scripting languages, and glossary terms.
Technical Reference documentation includes:
Directory Schema Changes Information about the
changes that will be made to the Active Directory schema when
you install Exchange 2007.
Management Shell Detailed information about
the Exchange Management Shell commands in Exchange 2007 SP1.
Management Shell (RTM) Detailed information
about the Exchange Management Shell commands in Exchange 2007
Reference Help topics that are available on
demand as you perform tasks in the Exchange 2007 SP1 version of the
Exchange Management Console.
Reference (RTM) Help topics that are available
on demand as you perform tasks in the Exchange 2007 RTM version of
the Exchange Management Console.
- Errors and
Events Reference Detailed information about
Exchange 2007 errors and events.
Counters Information about Exchange 2007
- Glossary A
list of Exchange 2007 terminology.
Use the Development documentation to learn about creating customized applications that work with Exchange 2007. Exchange 2007 includes new development technologies including Exchange Web services, access to the MIME parser and other content-conversion utilities, and a new agent-based protocol and transport event model. All the new APIs work with the .NET Framework 2.0 and managed code, so your applications can use the latest Microsoft programming tools and methods.
Development documentation includes information about:
- Selecting the Exchange 2007 development technology that is
right for your application needs.
- Working with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and
the new Exchange 2007 development technologies.
- Migrating applications from Exchange 2003 technologies to
the new APIs.
- Learning a variety of important programming tasks using the
technologies available in Exchange 2007.
- Technical reference material needed to effectively use the
Exchange 2007 APIs, including the new Exchange 2007 Web
services, agents, and content conversion APIs.