Exchange Server 2007 – The Making of an icon

Introduction By now you’ve probably noticed that Exchange Server 2007 has a brand spankin’ new icon. Gone is the familiar “Globe and Mail” icon of Exchange versions past, replaced with a new, dynamic and somewhat abstract “X.” So how did we come up with this icon? The Old Icon We started looking at the icon…


Today’s launch…

As of today, Microsoft is offering Office and Vista to customers… and oh so very soon, Exchange 2007 will be available as well. I’ve been running all 3 for well over a year, and I can’t imagine going back. If you’re interested in following the launch event, tune in to one (or both) of the following:…


Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2007 mailbox migration

Migrating mailboxes from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange Server 2007 directly is not supported. Using native tools, administrators will have to perform this kind of migration as a two-step process which includes: Migrating from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003 Migrating from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007 Typically, there will be two scenarios: Scenario 1: Exchange 5.5…


Exchange Server 2007 Export Mailbox task

Exporting Mailbox Content Export-Mailbox is a task developed by the migration team to allow Administrators to export content from active mailboxes to a folder inside other active mailboxes. The initial idea for this task was to be a complete replacement for ExMerge. The implementation of some of this functionality was problematic and it required more…


Understanding the difference between explicit logon and accessing another users calendar using Web Parts in Exchange 2007

EDIT 4/2/2010: correction around permissions required. Introduction One of the most common questions we hear is, “How do I open another user’s Calendar in Exchange 2007?” One of the most common misconceptions around this functionality is the level of permissions that are required. This Tech Tip was written to clarify the requirements necessary to open…


Tools and tips used for troubleshooting ESM status problems

This blog post continues to explore how Exchange uses WMI in representing the Status and Monitoring node in Exchange System Manager. In this post, we will cover general troubleshooting of ESM “status” problems. Using the monitoring node, you can view the list of servers in your organization and their current status to ensure that your…


UPDATED: Exchange 2007 Processor and Memory Recommendations

EDIT: This blog post has been updated and reposted with newer information based on Exchange 2007 RTM build. Please see the following for the newer and expanded version of this post:   http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/01/16/432222.aspx Introduction When selecting hardware for your Exchange servers, there are many things that you must consider. Two of the most critical resources…


Exchange 2007 policies

Policies in Exchange are designed to enable flexible administration of large numbers of Exchange objects. A policy is a collection of configuration settings that can be applied to one or more Exchange objects of the same class. This blog post gives an overview of Exchange 2007 policies: E-mail Address Policy (EAP), Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy,…


How to generate SQM data with Exchange Server 2007 ExBPA

Overview Software Quality Metrics (SQM, also known as the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program) is a set of anonymous data that can be sent back to Microsoft for the purposes of understanding what features of a product our customers are using. By examining this data, product teams can make decisions on where to fund future…


Configuring Exchange 2007 Hub Transport role to receive Internet mail

Although they are very similar, because the Edge Transport and Hub Transport servers were designed specifically for the role that they play, they have different default settings. For example, the Edge Transport role is configured by default to accept Internet mail, whereas the Hub Transport role is configured to be as secure as possible and…