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Discontinued Features and De-Emphasized Functionality in Exchange 2007

 

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

Topic Last Modified: 2012-09-24

This topic discusses the components, features, or functionality that has been removed, discontinued, or replaced in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

importantImportant:
Some of the features and components that are listed as discontinued or de-emphasized in this topic were added to Exchange 2007 in Service Pack 1 (SP1) or in Service Pack 2 (SP2). For more information about the features and components that were added in SP1 and in SP2, see What's New in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 and What's New in Exchange Server 2007 SP2.

Several features that are found in earlier versions of Microsoft Exchange Server have been removed from the RTM version of Exchange 2007. In some cases, comparable features and functionality are available from other Microsoft products.

 

Feature Comments and mitigation

Routing groups

Exchange 2007 uses Active Directory site-based routing. Routing groups are no longer needed.

Administrative groups

Exchange 2007 uses the Exchange 2007 split permissions model that is based on Universal Security Groups (USGs).

Intelligent Message Filter

Exchange 2007 uses anti-spam agents in the Hub Transport and Edge Transport server roles.

Link state routing

Exchange 2007 uses Active Directory site-based routing. Link state routing is not used.

Routing objects

Exchange 2007 uses Active Directory site-based routing. Routing objects are no longer used.

Network-attached storage

Exchange 2007 supports Internet SCSI (iSCSI).

Exchange Installable File System (ExIFS)

Exchange Web Services or MAPI enable you to perform the necessary tasks.

Event service

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality.

 

Feature Comments and mitigation

Exchange extensions in Active Directory Users and Computers

Recipient management is included in the Exchange Management Console in Exchange 2007.

Microsoft Exchange Server Mailbox Merge Wizard (ExMerge.exe)

The Exchange Management Shell Export-Mailbox cmdlet or the Move Mailbox Wizard can be used to perform the necessary mailbox tasks.

Recipient Update Service (RUS)

Use the Update-AddressList and Update-EmailAddressPolicy Exchange Management Shell cmdlets. To replace the full functionality of RUS, you can schedule these Exchange Management Shell commands by using the Task Scheduler in Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

 

Feature Comments and mitigation

Installing Exchange Server 5.5 into an Exchange 2007 organization

Move the mailboxes from Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003, and then move them to your Exchange 2007 servers by using Exchange Management Shell cmdlets or the Move Mailbox Wizard.

Support for Exchange Server 5.5 in the same forest as Exchange 2007

Move the mailboxes from Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003, and then move them to your Exchange 2007 servers by using Exchange Management Shell cmdlets or the Move Mailbox Wizard.

Installing Exchange 2007 into an organization that contains computers that are running Exchange Server 5.5

Move the mailboxes from Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003. Install Exchange 2007, and then move the mailboxes to your Exchange 2007 servers by using Exchange Management Shell cmdlets or the Move Mailbox Wizard.

Active Directory Connector (ADC)

Exchange 2007 does not directly interoperate with Exchange Server 5.5.

Site Replication Service (SRS)

Exchange 2007 does not directly interoperate with Exchange Server 5.5.

 

Feature Comments and Mitigation

Outlook Mobile Access

Switch to Exchange ActiveSync.

Outlook Mobile Access Browse

Use a hardware device that supports Exchange ActiveSync.

Exchange ActiveSync: SMS Always-Up-To-Date

Switch to Direct Push technology.

Exchange ActiveSync: S/MIME abilities

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality.

 

Feature Comments and mitigation

S/MIME control

(Available in SP1 and SP2)

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality

Rules, post forms, monthly calendar view

(Available in SP1 and SP2)

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality

Custom forms

(Available in SP1 and SP2)

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality

Editing personal distribution lists

(Available in SP1 and SP2)

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality

URL commands except for free/busy, galfind, navbar, and contents

Use Exchange Web Services

Public folder access

(Available in SP1 and SP2)

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality

Exchange Web forms

Use Outlook Web Access custom forms

Printing

Contacts and Tasks don’t include a print option in Exchange 2007 Outlook Web App

Calendar Search

This feature has been removed from OWA in Exchange 2007 and later versions.

The features listed here and that require that you maintain a server that runs Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in your organization are fully supported in Exchange 2007 SP1. For more information, see New Client Access Features in Exchange 2007 SP1.

 

Feature Comments and mitigation

Public folder graphical user interface (GUI) management

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality.

Non-MAPI top-level hierarchies in a public folder store

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality.

Public folder access by using Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality.

Public folder access by using IMAP4

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality.

 

Feature Comments and mitigation

NNTP

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality.

POP3 or IMAP4 graphical user interface (GUI) management

Use Exchange Management Shell cmdlets.

X.400 Message Transfer Agent (MTA)

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality.

SMTP virtual server instances

Use Exchange 2007 SMTP connectors.

 

Feature Comments and mitigation

Microsoft Exchange Connector for Novell GroupWise and migration tools

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality.

Microsoft Exchange Connector for Lotus Notes

Use the appropriate tools for coexisting and migrating from Lotus Notes available at the Resources for Interoperability and Migration from Lotus Domino Web site.

 

Feature Comments and mitigation

Active/active clustering

Switch to active/passive clustering.

 

Feature Comments and mitigation

Transport event hooks

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality.

Workflow Designer that was included with the Exchange 2003 SDK

Use Windows Workflow Services (WWS).

Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) for Workflow that was included with Exchange 2003

Use Windows Workflow Services (WWS).

Microsoft Collaboration Data Objects for Exchange Management (CDOEXM)

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality.

Exchange Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes

Retain a computer that is running Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the Exchange 2007 organization if you need this functionality.

MAPI client and CDO 1.2.1 on the Exchange installation

Exchange 2007 no longer depends on these components. They are a separate component that will be available for download. For more information about how to download the required components, see Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

 

Feature Comments and mitigation

Monitoring and status node

Use a monitoring solution such as Microsoft Operations Manager.

Message Tracking Center node and tracking mechanism

Use the Exchange Server Mail Flow Analyzer.

Mailbox Recovery Center

Use the Exchange Server Disaster Recovery Analyzer.

Mailbox Management Service

Use Messaging Records Management.

Clean Mailbox tool

Use the export-mailbox Exchange Management Shell cmdlet.

Migration Wizard

Use the move-mailbox Exchange Management Shell cmdlet or the Exchange Server 2007 Move Mailbox Wizard to migrate from Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange 2000 Server to Exchange 2007. If you are migrating by using migration files or if you are migrating from Exchange 5.5, Novell GroupWise, Internet Directory (LDAP by means of ADSI), or Internet Mail (IMAP4), you must migrate to Exchange Server 2003 by using the Exchange 2003 Migration Wizard, and then migrate from Exchange 2003 to Exchange Server 2007. When you migrate from Lotus Notes, you can use the appropriate tools for migrating from Lotus Notes that are available at the Resources for Moving to the Microsoft Collaboration Platform Web site.

ExProfRe

Use the Autodiscover service.

Inter-Organization Replication tool

If you are using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to access e-mail, you can use the Availability service to share free/busy data across forests. The Availability service is supported only for Outlook 2007 clients. If you are using any other versions of Outlook, you must install the Microsoft Exchange Inter-Organization Replication tool to synchronize free/busy data across multiple forests. You can install the Inter-Organization Replication tool on a computer that has the Exchange 2007 management tools installed but does not have any other Exchange 2007 server roles or on an Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2000 server. If you install the tool on a computer that has the Exchange 2007 management tools installed, you must also install the Exchange MAPI client libraries. For more information about the Inter-Organization Replication tool, see Microsoft Exchange Server Inter-Organization Replication. For more information about downloading the Exchange MAPI client libraries, see Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1.

There are legacy Exchange features that are now being deemphasized in Exchange 2007:

  • Public folders - Free/busy calendaring functionality is provided by the Availability service. If you need additional functionality, migrate to SharePoint Portal Server or a similar product.
  • Proxy address generators - Use the Exchange Management Shell.
  • CDO 1.2.1 - This functionality is provided by the Exchange Web Services.
  • MAPI32 - This functionality is provided by the Exchange Web Services.
  • CDOEX (CDO 3.0) - This functionality is provided by the Exchange Web Services.
  • Exchange WebDAV extensions - This functionality is provided by the Exchange Web Services.
  • ExOLEDB - This functionality is provided by the Exchange Web Services.
  • Store events - This functionality is provided by the Notification Web service.
  • Streaming backup APIs.
  • Exchange 2003 Virus Scanning Application Programming Interface (VSAPI).
To ensure that you are reading the most up-to-date information and to find additional Exchange Server 2007 documentation, visit the Exchange Server TechCenter.
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