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Plan for Exchange Server 2007

The new capabilities of Exchange Server 2007 deliver the advanced protection your company demands, the anywhere access people throughout your organization want, and the operational efficiency you need.

Planning Checklist

You can use this checklist to verify that your organization is ready for Exchange 2007: System requirements, Active Directory, network and DNS, server role and client topics are included.

What's New in Exchange Server 2007

The topics in this area provide important information about how to use Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. They outline the features that are included in Exchange 2007 and provide basic information that you must have to start to use them.

Topologies in Exchange Server 2007

The choice of topologies can range from small business customers who typically run a single all-in-one server to large enterprise customers who typically separate servers based on functionality or location.

Planning Active Directory

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 uses the Active Directory directory service to store and share directory information with Microsoft Windows. For additional information about Active Directory, visit the Windows Server 2003 TechCenter.

Planning for Disaster Recovery

For many organizations, messaging services are mission-critical or business-critical. If the messaging system is not available, productivity can be lowered, and business and revenue opportunities can be lost. Backing up the critical data in your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 organization is a necessary operational task for all organizations.

As part of your disaster recovery planning, it is important that you understand how to correctly back up Exchange 2007, how to restore Exchange 2007, and how to repair corrupt databases when no backups are available.

Planning for Exchange Hosted Services

Exchange Hosted Services are deployed over the Internet using a "software as a service" model.


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