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Monthly Tasks


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

Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-17

As a best practice, perform the following tasks and procedures monthly:

  • Security Checks   Depending on the level of security that your organization requires, it may be appropriate to perform regular audits of security, including firewall rules, user rights, group membership, delegate rights, and so on.

  • Capacity Planning   Review capacity figures for the previous month, and produce a plan for any upgrades that may be required in the coming months to keep the system operating within limits specified by the organization's service level agreements (SLAs).

  • Disaster Recovery Test   Perform a system recovery for a single server to test your organization's documented recovery process. This test will simulate a complete hardware failure for one server, and make sure that the resources, plans, and data are available for recovery. Try to rotate the focus of the test each month, so that you test the failure of a different server or other piece of equipment every time. For example, Edge Transport server, Client Access server, Mailbox server, firewall, and so on.

To help organize your performance of monthly tasks, see Monthly Operations Checklist.

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