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Planning for Hub Transport Features

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2007-07-27

The Microsoft Exchange 2007 Hub Transport server role can provide message security and message policy services for the Exchange organization. Messages in transport are evaluated for compliance with corporate policy. Messages that meet certain criteria are processed by transport agents. As part of your planning process, you should determine the transport features to enable on the Hub Transport server and how to configure them.

When you plan for the deployment and configuration of transport features, you must clearly identify your organization's business needs and the message-processing practices that best fulfill those needs. To make sure that you have all the information and resources that are required to correctly deploy and configure these features, you should ask the following questions:

  • Are there corporate or regulatory mandates to which your organization must comply?

  • Should messages be identified for long-term document retention?

  • Does your organization transmit confidential messages?

  • Does your organization have to journal communications between individuals and groups?

  • Should certain types of messages be scheduled or prioritized?

  • Do you have to add disclaimers to the body of particular messages?

  • Should messages be restricted by attachment size or type?

  • Should certain connections be rejected by content or attachment name?

If you determine the business needs of your organization, you can determine the transport features that you should deploy. After you make these decisions, you will know the features that you must configure, the agents that you must enable, and the storage and security resources that you must make available.

For more information about how the Hub Transport server can help an organization comply with regulatory requirements, see the following topics:

 
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