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Using the Server Configuration Node

 

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

Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-15

Use the Server Configuration node to view a list of all the servers in your Exchange organization and perform server role-specific tasks. In Exchange 2007, you can view the role, version, edition, product ID, cluster status, last modified time, and site for each server in the results pane. For more information about how to view these columns in the results pane, see How to Customize the Exchange Management Console.

The nodes that appear under Server Configuration show only the Exchange servers that have a particular server role installed. The Server Configuration node contains the following sub-nodes:

  • Mailbox
  • Client Access
  • Hub Transport
  • Unified Messaging

Use the Mailbox node under Server Configuration to display a list of all servers in the organization that have the Mailbox server role installed and to perform actions specific to that server role. The Database Management tab in the work pane lists all the storage groups and databases that exist on the selected server. A mailbox database is an Exchange database that contains user mailboxes. For more information, see Server Configuration > Mailbox > Mailbox Database.

Use the Client Access server node to view and maintain the settings for Microsoft Outlook Web Access, Exchange ActiveSync, and the offline address book (OAB).

When you install the Client Access server role on a computer that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, you enable Outlook Web Access by default. Outlook Web Access lets you access your Exchange 2007 mailbox from any Web browser. Four default virtual directories are created to enable Web access to content on Exchange servers. For more information, see Overview of Outlook Web Access.

Exchange ActiveSync enables mobile device users to access their e-mail messages, calendar, contacts, and tasks, and to continue to be able to access this information while they work offline. Use the Exchange ActiveSync tab to configure authentication for increased security. For more information, see Managing Exchange ActiveSync.

Use the Offline Address Book Distribution tab to configure how your offline address book is distributed to Microsoft Outlook clients. You can configure the distribution points as a public folder in Outlook, or as a Web site where clients can download the offline address book.

Use the Hub Transport node under Server Configuration to display a list of all servers in the organization that have the Hub Transport server role installed and to perform actions specific to that server role. For more information, see Hub Transport Server Role: Overview.

Use the Receive Connectors tab to display SMTP Receive connectors, which are the gateway through which messages are received by an Exchange 2007 transport server. By default, the Receive connectors that are required for mail flow from the Internet and between the Hub Transport server and the Edge Transport server are created when those roles are installed. For more information, see Receive Connectors.

Use the Unified Messaging Server node to configure voice messaging, fax, and e-mail messaging into one store that users can access from a telephone and a computer. Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging integrates Microsoft Exchange with telephony networks and brings the Unified Messaging features to the core of Microsoft Exchange. For more information, see Unified Messaging Server Role: Overview.

To focus on a set of servers that have specific attributes, you can use a variety of expressions to filter the server list that appears in the result pane. For more information about filters, How to Filter the Result Pane.

For more information, see the following topics:

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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