Introduction to Exchange Server 2003 ESM Features - Part 1
Topic Last Modified: 2005-10-31
By Nino Bilic.
This article and the two others in the series of three (Introduction to Exchange Server 2003 ESM Features - Part 2 and Introduction to Exchange Server 2003 ESM Features - Part 3) will cover all of the features that can be viewed from Exchange System Manager (ESM) or Active Directory Users and Computers in Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003 before Service Pack 2 (SP2). More information about those features can generally be found in Exchange Server 2003 Help file.
- Ability to Add Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Addresses to Mixed Administrative Group Policy
- Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition Can Be Made a Front-End Server
- Server Container - More Detail for Servers in the Servers Container
- Mailboxes Object - More Details on Logons
- Server Properties - Can Change the Message Tracking Log File Path
- Public Folder Referrals Tab on Server Properties
- Creation of Recovery Storage Group in ESM
- Database Tab of the Store Shows Time and Type of Last Backup
- Send Hierarchy to Other Servers
- Ability to Send Content of Public Folder to Other Servers on Demand
- Improved Age Limits Explanation for Public Folders
- "Member of" Tab in Properties of Public Folder – Make a Folder a Member of Groups
- Public Folders – New Tabs Show Different Folder Properties
- For More Information
The Properties page of any mixed administrative group (site) policy in ESM shows those policies that have the highest priority and a filter based on legacyExchangeDN. On the E-mail Addresses (Policy) tab, the New button is available and you can add additional SMTP addresses.
Open Properties of the server that runs Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition in ESM. On the General tab, you see the This is a front-end server check box.
Under the Administrative Group, you can select the Servers container and view additional information about servers in the details pane.
Under the Mailbox Store object in ESM, click the Logons object. In the details pane, you will see additional detailed information about accounts that have logged on to mailboxes. To see additional fields, can be gotten by select View, and then click Add/Remove Columns.
In ESM, when you right-click and view the Properties of Exchange Server 2003, the General tab shows the path to message tracking logs.
In ESM, you can see the public folder referrals on the server properties. Select Properties, and then click the Public Folder Referrals tab.
You can use ESM to create a recovery storage group. Right-click the Exchange Server 2003 object, select New, and then click Recovery Storage Group.
You can now see the time and type of the last backup performed. In ESM, on the Properties page of either the Mailbox or Public folder store (under the Storage Group), click the Database tab.
You can send the hierarchy to other servers. Right-click the public folder store or public folder tree itself, and then select Send Hierarchy. Choose the source and destination servers where the hierarchy should be sent and specify the number of days of hierarchy that should be sent.
|In Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) this feature has been renamed to Resend Changes|
In ESM, to send content to other servers, expand the public folder tree, and then right-click any public folder. On the All Tasks menu, select Send Contents.
Age limit explanations are improved for public folders. To see this information, in the public folder store, on the Properties page for the public folder, click the Limits tab.
You can make a folder a member of a group. Select the public folder store and then, on the Properties page of the public folder, click the Member of tab.
Additional tabs are available for public folders. On the public folder tree, select the Properties page. There are new tabs in the details pane: Details, Content, Find, Status, and Replication.
For more information about the features of Exchange System Manager, see the following Exchange resources: