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Deploying a Simple Exchange Organization


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

Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-05

If you are deploying a simple Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 organization, you can use this topic to guide you through the planning and deployment information you will need to deploy Exchange. This topic includes links to the relevant information for a typical simple Exchange organization.

For information about deploying a standard Exchange organization, see Deploying a Standard Exchange Organization.

For information about deploying a large Exchange organization, see Deploying a Large Exchange Organization.

For information about deploying a complex Exchange organization, see Deploying a Complex Exchange Organization.

Of the four defined organization models for Microsoft Exchange 2007, the simple Exchange organization represents the most basic topology into which Exchange 2007 can be deployed. The simple Exchange organization contains either:

  • A single Exchange server that provides all Exchange services and stores all Exchange data for the entire organization.
  • Multiple Exchange servers in a topology that includes redundant directory servers and an Edge Transport server in a perimeter network.

For a detailed description of the simple Exchange organization, see Planning for a Simple Exchange Organization.

If you are transitioning from an existing Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange 2000 Server organization to an Exchange 2007 organization, be aware that you cannot perform an in-place upgrade on a single server. You must add an Exchange 2007 server to your existing organization, move mailboxes and other data to the Exchange 2007 server, and then remove the Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2000 server from the organization. In a simple Exchange organization, it is not expected that you will keep the Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2000 server in the organization to coexist with the Exchange 2007 server. The transition will happen quickly, so you do not need to plan for coexistence between Exchange 2007 and previous Exchange versions. If you do plan to keep an Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2000 server in your organization, your organization is considered a standard Exchange organization instead of a simple Exchange organization.

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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