Getting Started

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 SP3

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 brings a rich set of new technologies, features, and services to the Exchange Server product line. Exchange 2007 is designed to be a comprehensive, integrated, and flexible messaging solution for customers of all sizes.

Exchange 2007 has been re-engineered to improve the administrative and management experience by using new server roles. Exchange 2007 provides distinct server roles that align to how messaging systems are typically deployed and distributed across an organization.

Exchange Server 2007 Documentation Content

The documentation found in the Exchange 2007 Help system is organized by content set. You can use the top-level topics within each content set to find the Help topics that are most appropriate when you are planning, deploying, and administering your Exchange 2007 organization.

Getting Started

Use this guide to learn the basic concepts and steps that are required to install a simple Exchange 2007 organization. These topics describe Exchange 2007 features and functionality and are designed to help users who are new to Exchange 2007 take a first look at how they can use Exchange 2007 as an end-to-end messaging system.

Server Role Roadmap

Frequently Asked Questions

Feature-Based Roadmap

Exchange 2007 Language Support

What's New

Accessibility for People with Disabilities


Getting Assistance

Setting up Exchange 2007

How to Use Exchange Documentation

Planning and Architecture

Use this documentation set as you plan your Exchange 2007 deployment to help you design the ideal Exchange solution to meet your business needs.

Planning Your Deployment

Planning for Hub Transport Servers

Planning Your Server and Storage Architecture

Planning for Mailbox Servers

Planning Active Directory

Planning for Unified Messaging Servers

Planning for Client Access Servers

Technical Architecture

Planning for Edge Transport Servers



Use this documentation set as you deploy your Exchange 2007 organization and to help you deploy a solid Exchange messaging solution to meet your business needs.

Preparing to Deploy Exchange 2007

Post-Installation Tasks

New Installation

Removing and Modifying Exchange 2007

Upgrading to Exchange 2007

Recommended Deployments


Use this documentation set to view the processes and recommended practices that are required to manage and maintain the Exchange 2007 environment after your Exchange organization deployment is completed.

Management Interfaces

Managing Transport Servers

Configuring Permissions

Managing the AD RMS Prelicensing Agent

Educating Information Workers

Managing Anti-Spam and Antivirus Features

Managing Mailbox Features

Managing Messaging Policy and Compliance Features

Managing Client Access

Disaster Recovery

Managing Recipients

High Availability

Managing Unified Messaging

Monitoring and Operations Management

Security and Protection

Use this documentation set to view recommendations for creating and helping to secure an Exchange 2007 environment. This documentation discusses potential threats to each component of an Exchange 2007 infrastructure and makes recommendations for how to reduce those threats. For more information about security and protection with Exchange Server 2007, see Security and Protection.

Data Path Security Reference

Securing a Unified Messaging Environment

Exchange 2007 Permissions: Frequently Asked Questions

SMTP TLS Certificate Selection

Exchange 2007 Server Setup Permissions Reference

TLS Functionality and Related Terminology in Exchange 2007

Securing Exchange Server 2007 Client Access

Exchange 2007 Security Guide

Technical Reference

Use this documentation set to learn the details about Exchange 2007 components and how you can use these components to more effectively manage and troubleshoot Exchange 2007. This section also includes detailed reference topics about Exchange Server 2007. These topics cover errors and events and features such as tools, scripting languages, and glossary terms.

Active Directory Schema Changes

Errors and Events Reference

Active Directory Schema Changes (SP1)

Performance Counters

Exchange 2007 Cmdlets


Exchange Management Shell (RTM)

Exchange Help Index - Topics Listed Alphabetically

Help Reference

Exchange Help Index - Topics Listed by Keyword

Help Reference (RTM)

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Legal Information

Documentation Roadmaps

We have created multiple documentation roadmaps to help you locate the information that you need in the Exchange 2007 Help system. Use the roadmaps in the following list to find the Help topics that are most appropriate for planning, deploying, and administering your Exchange 2007 organization:

For More Information

For more information about how to plan your Exchange Server 2007 deployment, see Planning and Architecture.

For more information about how to deploy your Exchange Server 2007 organization, see Deployment.

For more information about how to administer your Exchange Server 2007 environment, see Operations.