Unified Messaging Server Role: Overview
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.
Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3
Topic Last Modified: 2006-06-07
In Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, the Unified Messaging server role is one of several server roles that you can install and then configure on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003. The concept of Unified Messaging is new to the Exchange product line, and its introduction brings with it new telephony concepts that may not be familiar to an Exchange administrator.
Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging combines voice messaging, fax, and e-mail into one Inbox, which can be accessed from the telephone and the computer. Unified Messaging integrates Exchange Server 2007 with the telephony network in your organization and brings the features found in Unified Messaging to the core of the Exchange Server product line.
For more information about Unified Messaging, see Unified Messaging.
For more information about how to plan for Unified Messaging, see Planning for Unified Messaging Servers.
For more information about how to deploy Unified Messaging, see Deploying Server Roles.
For more information about how to manage Unified Messaging, see Managing Unified Messaging