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Terminology Changes

 

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

Topic Last Modified: 2007-07-21

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) contain several new features. There are also several features that have been enhanced, renamed, or that no longer exist. Furthermore, Windows Server 2008 introduces new features and functionality that are of interest to administrators of Exchange. This topic provides a roadmap for administrators to understand the various terminology changes in Exchange 2007 and Windows Server 2008.

The following table provides a list of the terminology changes among various versions of Microsoft Exchange. Although this table does not include every feature, it can serve as a starting place to help you locate the features that you are looking for.

Terminology changes in Exchange 2007

Exchange Server 5.5 Exchange 2000 Server Exchange Server 2003 Exchange Server 2007

Mailbox Manager

Mailbox Manager

Mailbox Manager

Messaging Records Management

Internet Mail connector

SMTP connector

SMTP connector

Connectors

Sites

Routing groups

Routing groups

Active Directory sites

Site connector

Routing Group connector

Routing Group connector

Active Directory IP Site Links

Directory Service

Link state routing

Link state routing

Handled through the Active Directory directory service

Exchange Administrator

Exchange System Manager

Exchange System Manager

Exchange Management Console

Custom Recipient

Mail-enabled contact

Mail-enabled contact

Mail-enabled contact

Message transfer agent (MTA)

SMTP Routing Engine

SMTP Routing Engine

Hub or Edge Transport service

Unavailable

RTC Services

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

M Drive

Unavailable

Unavailable

Internet Mail Service

SMTP virtual servers

SMTP virtual servers

SMTP Receive Connectors

Site addressing

Recipient policies

Recipient policies

E-mail address policies and Accepted domains

Windows NT 4.0 clustering (shared storage)

Active/Active or Active/passive cluster (shared storage)

Active/Active or Active/passive cluster (shared storage)

Single copy cluster (SCC)

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

Cluster continuous replication (CCR)

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

Local continuous replication (LCR)

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

Standby continuous replication (SCR)

Manual synchronization

Manual synchronization

Always Up To Date

Direct Push

Handled by recipient creation process

Recipient Update Service

Recipient Update Service

Address List Service

Free/busy public folder

Free/busy public folder

Free/busy public folder

Availability service

The following table provides a list of the terminology changes between Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

Terminology changes in Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2008

Active Directory

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM)

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)

Certificate Services

Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)

Identity Integration Feature Pack (IIFP)

Active Directory Metadirectory Services (AD MS)

Rights Management Services (RMS)

Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)

Majority Node Set (MNS) quorum

Node Majority quorum

File Share Witness (FSW)

File Share Majority

Server Cluster

Failover Cluster

Cluster Administrator

Failover Cluster Management

For information about changes in functionality between Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008, see Changes in Functionality from Windows Server 2003 with SP1 to Windows Server 2008.

 
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