Features of Exchange Server 2007 SP1

December 21, 2007 at 4:31 am (Exchange) ()

Let me bring out some of the interesting features included in Exchange Server 2007 SP1.

New Deployment Options
You can install Exchange 2007 SP1 on a computer that is running the Windows Server 2008 operating system. If Exchange 2007 SP1 is deployed on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, you can enter IP addresses and IP address ranges in the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) format, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) format, or both formats. A default installation of Windows Server 2008 enables support for IPv4 and IPv6. If Exchange 2007 SP1 is deployed in this configuration, all server roles can send data to and receive data from devices, servers, and clients that use IPv6 addresses.
 

Client Access Server Role Improvements
The Client Access server role includes enhancements for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and Microsoft Outlook Web Access. There is a new administration management interface for managing Post Office Protocol Version 3 (POP3) and Internet Message Access Protocol version 4 revision 1 (IMAP4). There are also several changes that affect the setup and configuration of proxying and redirection.

Improvements in Transport
Exchange 2007 SP1 includes the following improvements to core transport functionality:

  • Back pressure algorithm improvements
  • The addition of transport configuration options to the Exchange Management Console
  • Exchange 2007 SP1 includes the following enhancements to message processing and routing functionality on the Hub Transport server role:
    • Priority queuing
    • Message size limits on Active Directory site links
    • Message size limits on routing group connectors
    • The addition of Send connector configuration options to the Exchange Management Console
    • The addition of the Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) agent
    • X.400 authoritative domains
    • Transport rules are now able to act on Unified Messaging messages

Exchange 2007 SP1 includes the following enhancements to the Edge Transport server role:

  • Improvements to the following EdgeSync cmdlets:
    • Start-EdgeSynchronization cmdlet
    • Test-EdgeSynchronization cmdlet
  • Improvements to the cloned configuration scripts

Mailbox Server Role Improvements
Exchange 2007 SP1 introduces several new features for the Mailbox server role including the following:

  • Public folder management by using the Exchange Management Console
  • New public folder features
  • Mailbox management improvements
  • Ability to import and export mailbox by using .pst files
  • New performance monitor counters for online database defragmentation

More details… at a later time.

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