System Requirements and Tuning

Exchange 2007

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: 2016-11-10

This topic discusses some general requirements that you must have to run Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 SP1 to monitor Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

MOM 2005 SP1 can run using either Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 for the report server database. If MOM uses SQL 2000 and you have Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7 (IE7) installed, you will not see anything in the Document Map (Navigation Pane at the left side of the reports). Typically, there will be links in the Document Map that you can click to move to different sections in the reports.

The hardware and software requirements for running the Exchange 2007 Management Pack are the same as the requirements for running Exchange 2007 and MOM. For detailed information, see Exchange 2007 System Requirements.

Tuning is important in Exchange Management Pack operations. For information about how to help tune the Exchange Management Pack, see Alert Tuning Solution Accelerator.

In Exchange Server 2003, there are 158 performance data collection rules that are frequently disabled to improve the MOM database performance and to minimize growth in the MOM reporting database. In Exchange 2007, there are 149 performance data collection rules.

Each rule starts with the word Collect: to indicate that it is only collecting data. Rules that collect data for reports end with Report Collection. Additionally, there are no performance data collection rules that are not related to a threshold rule, a report, or are mentioned in the Knowledge Base of some other MOM rule. This means that performance data is no longer only being randomly collected as it was in Exchange 2003.

If customers want to disable some or all the performance data collection rules in Exchange 2007, the naming conventions make it easier to find the rules that they feel are not required.