Weekly Tasks

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: 2007-01-17

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

  • Archive Event Logs   If event logs are not configured to overwrite events as required, they must be regularly archived and deleted. This action is especially important for security logs, which may be required when investigating attempted security breaches.

  • Check for Security Updates   Identify any new service packs, hotfixes, or updates. If appropriate, test these in a test lab and use the change control procedures to arrange for deployment to the production servers.

  • Review SLA Performance Figures   Check the key performance data for the previous week. Review performance against the requirements of the service level agreement (SLA). Identify trends and items that have not met their targets.

  • Check Public Folder Replication   Check that public folder replication is up-to-date. If replication is failing, users might not be able to access data, or they may be accessing data from remote sites, resulting in gradually increasing WAN traffic.

  • Archive Data   Archive data to CD, DVD, tape, or similar media. After a user has left the organization, depending on your organization’s policy, you may have to leave the mailbox online for a period of time and then archive it to maintain a reasonable Exchange store size while still allowing recovery of that user's data if it is needed in the future.

  • Environmental Tests   Check periodically and maintain air conditioning, temperature and humidity monitors, and physical security measures.

To help organize your performance of weekly tasks, see Weekly Operations Checklist.