Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server
2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-17
As a best practice, perform the following tasks and procedures monthly:
- Security Checks Depending on the level
of security that your organization requires, it may be appropriate
to perform regular audits of security, including firewall rules,
user rights, group membership, delegate rights, and so on.
- Capacity Planning Review capacity
figures for the previous month, and produce a plan for any upgrades
that may be required in the coming months to keep the system
operating within limits specified by the organization's service
level agreements (SLAs).
- Disaster Recovery Test Perform a system
recovery for a single server to test your organization's documented
recovery process. This test will simulate a complete hardware
failure for one server, and make sure that the resources, plans,
and data are available for recovery. Try to rotate the focus of the
test each month, so that you test the failure of a different server
or other piece of equipment every time. For example, Edge Transport
server, Client Access server, Mailbox server, firewall, and so
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To help organize your performance of monthly tasks, see Monthly Operations Checklist.