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Training Seminar: Essential Exchange Server 2007 Administration

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Course Description

Expert-led training on Exchange Server 2007 administration. This training course is meant to examine Exchange Server 2007 and its features while giving maximum learning potential to new Exchange administrators, Exchange developers and anyone else wanting to learn about Exchange Server 2007. It's meant to get you started, expand your knowledge, and can also help you take your skills to the next level.


Familiarity with system administration and configuration of Windows Server 2003.

What Will I Learn?

Just about everything you need to effectively install, configure, manage and maintain Exchange Server 2007!

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Course Overview

I - Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Administration Fundamentals
Overview of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Administration
Exchange Server and Windows Server 2003 Integration
Hardware and Component Requirements for Exchange Server
Exchange Server Administration Tools
Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Clients
Managing Mobile Outlook Users
Outlook Web Access
Outlook Mobile Access
Wireless Browsing
Remote Mail and RPC Over HTTP
II - Active Directory Services and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Administration Essentials
Exchange Server Organizations
Global Settings
Administrative Groups
Routing Groups
Data Storage in Exchange Server
Working with the Active Directory Data Store
Working with the Exchange Server Information Store
User, Mailbox, and Contact Administration
Adding a Mailbox to an Existing User Account
Managing Contacts
Security and Distribution Groups
Query-based Distribution Groups
Managing Groups
Managing Online Address Lists
Managing Offline Address Lists
Using Address Templates
Controlling Exchange Server Administration and Usage
Assigning Exchange Server Permissions to Users and Groups
Understanding Exchange Server Permissions
Viewing Exchange Server Permissions
Setting Exchange Server Permissions
Overriding and Restoring Object Inheritance
Delegating Exchange Server Permissions
Auditing Exchange Server Usage
Setting Auditing Policies
Enabling Exchange Server Auditing
Starting to Log Auditable Events
Exchange Server Recipient Policies
Understanding Recipient Policies
Creating Recipient Polices
Modifying Recipient Policies and Generating New E-Mail Addresses
Creating Exceptions to Recipient Policies
Setting the Priority of Recipient Policies
Scheduling Recipient Policy Updates
Forcing Recipient Policy Updates
Rebuilding the Default E-Mail Addresses
Deleting Recipient Policies
Exchange Server System Policies
Using System Policies
Creating Server Policies
Creating Mailbox Store Policies
Creating Public Store Policies
Implementing System Policies
III - Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Data Store Administration
Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Data and Storage Groups
Controlling the Information Store
Using Storage Groups and Databases
Creating Storage Groups
Changing Transaction Log Location and System Path
Zeroing Out Deleted Database Pages
Enabling and Disabling Circular Logging
Renaming Storage Groups
Deleting Storage Groups
Content Indexing
Understanding Indexing
Setting Indexing Priority for an Information Store
Creating Full-Text Indexes
Updating and Rebuilding Indexes Manually
Pausing, Resuming, and Stopping Indexing
Scheduling Index Updating and Rebuilding
Enabling and Disabling Client Access to Indexes
Checking Indexing Statistics
Changing the Index File Location
Deleting Indexes and Stopping Indexing Permanently
Mailbox and Public Folder Store Administration
Using Mailbox Stores
Understanding Mailbox Stores
Creating Mailbox Stores
Setting the Default Public Store, Offline Address List, and Other Messaging Options
Setting Mailbox Store Limits
Setting Deleted Item Retention
Recovering Deleted Mailboxes
Deleting A User’s Mailbox Permanently
Recovering Deleted Items from Public Mailbox Stores
Using Public Folder Stores
Understanding Public Folder Stores
Creating Public Folder Stores
Setting Public Store Limits
Setting Age Limits and Deleted Item Retention
Recovering Deleted Items from Public Folder Stores
Managing Data Stores
Viewing and Understanding Logons
Viewing and Understanding Mailbox Summaries
Mounting and Dismounting Data Stores
Setting the Maintenance Interval
Checking and Removing Applied Policies
Renaming Data Stores
Deleting Data Stores
Using and Replicating Public Folders
Making Sense of Public Folders and Public Folder Trees
Accessing Public Folders
Accessing Public Folders in E-Mail Clients
Accessing Public Folders as Network Shares
Accessing Public Folders from the Web
Creating and Managing Public Folder Trees
Creating Public Folder Trees
Designating Users Who Can Make Changes to Public Folder Trees
Renaming, Copying, and Moving Public Folder Trees
Deleting Public Folder Trees and Their Containers
Creating and Adding Items to Public Folders
Creating Public Folders in System Manager
Creating Public Folders in Microsoft Outlook
Creating Public Folders in Internet Explorer
Adding Items to Public Folders
Managing Public Folder Settings
Controlling Folder Replication
Setting Limits on Individual Folders
Setting Client Permissions
Setting Active Directory Rights and Designating Administrators
Propagating Public Folder Settings
Viewing and Changing Address Settings for Public Folders
Manipulating, Renaming, and Recovering Public Folders
Working with Public Folder Replicas
Checking Replication Status
Backing Up and Restoring Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
Formulating an Exchange Server Backup and Recovery Plan
Recovering Exchange Server
IV - Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Group Administration
Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Organizations
Configuring Global Settings for the Organization
Managing Administrative Groups
Managing Routing Groups
Managing Message Transfer and Routing Within the Organization
Configuring the X.400 Message Transfer Agent
Using SMTP Connectors
Using X.400 Connectors
Handling Core Connector Administration Tasks
Working with SMTP, IMAP4, and POP3 Virtual Servers
Configuring Ports and IP Addresses Used by Virtual Servers
Controlling Incoming Connections to Virtual Servers
Managing SMTP Virtual Servers
Creating SMTP Virtual Servers
Managing Messaging Delivery for SMTP and the Exchange Server Organization
Configuring Outbound Security
Configuring Outgoing Connections
Managing Messaging Limits for SMTP
Managing IMAP4
Creating IMAP4 Virtual Servers
Managing POP3
Creating POP3 Virtual Servers
Using Outlook Web Access
Enabling and Disabling Web Access for Users
Managing HTTP Virtual Servers
Creating Additional HTTP Virtual Servers
Configuring Ports, IP Addresses, and Host Names Used by HTTP Virtual Servers
Enabling SSL on HTTP Virtual Servers
Configuring Front-End and Back-End Servers for Multiserver Organizations
Tracking and Logging Activity in the Organization
Using Message Tracking
Using Protocol Logging
Using Diagnostic Logging
Monitoring Connections, Services, Servers, and Resource Usage
Configuring Notifications
Working with Queues
Managing Queues

What Training Path Does This Course Relate To?

This training seminar is not meant as an examine prep but does cover most of the same skills tested on Exam 70-284. See the table below for an exact correlation. Note that Exam 70-284 covers Exchange Server 2003, a new exam will be created for Exchange Server 2007 with a very similar skills matrix.
Microsoft Exam 70-284
Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Key to the matrix:
  The course includes material to prepare you for this task.
  The course includes some material to prepare you for this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.
  The course provides a general introductory overview of this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.
Skills measured by exam 70-284  
Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Exchange Server 2003
Prepare the environment for deployment of Exchange Server 2003
Install, configure, and troubleshoot Exchange Server 2003
Install, configure, and troubleshoot Exchange Server 2003 in a clustered environment
Upgrade from Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003
Migrate from other messaging systems to Exchange Server 2003
  • Use the Migration Wizard to migrate from other messaging systems
  • Migrate from other Exchange organizations
Configure and troubleshoot Exchange Server 2003 for coexistence with other Exchange organizations
Configure and troubleshoot Exchange Server 2003 for coexistence with other messaging systems
Configure and troubleshoot Exchange Server 2003 for interoperability with other SMTP messaging systems
Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Exchange Server Computers
Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot server health
Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot data storage
Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot Exchange Server clusters
Perform and troubleshoot backups and recovery
Remove an Exchange Server computer from the organization
Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting the Exchange Organization
Manage and troubleshoot public folders
Manage and troubleshoot virtual servers
Manage and troubleshoot front-end and back-end servers
Manage and troubleshoot connectivity
Monitor, manage, and troubleshoot infrastructure performance
Managing Security in the Exchange Environment
Manage and troubleshoot connectivity across firewalls
Manage audit settings and audit logs
Manage and troubleshoot permissions
Manage and troubleshoot encryption and digital signatures
Detect and respond to security threats
Managing Recipient Objects and Address Lists
Manage recipient policies
Manage user objects
Manage distribution and security groups
Manage contacts
Manage address lists
Managing and Monitoring Technologies that Support Exchange Server 2007
Diagnose problems arising from host resolution protocols
Diagnose problems arising from Active Directory issues
Diagnose network connectivity problems

Who's Teaching?

Instruction by one of the world's leading experts:
William R. Stanek -- no substitutes, no second-stringers.
I teach all classes. There will never be a substitute. Here's the bio blurb if you need to know more:

William R. Stanek (williamstanek@aol.com) has over 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He is a leading technology expert and an award-winning author. Over the years, his practical advice has helped millions of programmers, developers and network engineers all over the world. He has written over 50 computer books, which are sold all over the world and there are more than 3 million copies of his books in print. Current or forthcoming books include Windows Server 2008 Inside Out, Windows Command-Line Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Windows Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant 2nd Edition, Windows Server 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Windows Vista Administrator's Pocket Consultant and IIS 7.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant.

William has been involved in the commercial Internet community since 1991. His core business and technology experience comes from over 11 years of military service. He has substantial experience in developing server technology, encryption, and Internet solutions. He has written many technical white papers and training courses on a wide variety of topics. He is widely sought after as a subject matter expert.

William has an MS in Information Systems degree with distinction and a BS Computer Science degree magna cum laude. He is proud to have served in the Persian Gulf War as a combat crewmember on an electronic warfare aircraft. He flew on numerous combat missions into Iraq and was awarded nine medals for his wartime service, including one of the United States of America's highest flying honors, the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. Currently, he resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.

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About the Related Book

Speed and ease of reference is an essential part of this hands-on guide. The book has an expanded table of contents and an extensive index for finding answers to problems quickly. Many other quick reference features have been added as well. These features include quick step-by-step instructions, lists, tables with fast facts, and extensive cross-references. The book is broken down into both parts and chapters. Each part contains an opening paragraph or two about the chapters contained in that part.

Part I, “Exchange Server 2007 Administration Fundamentals,” covers the fundamental tasks you need for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 administration. Chapter 1 provides an overview of Exchange Server 2007 administration concepts, tools, and techniques. Chapter 2 covers Exchange client setup and management. Chapter 3 extends the Exchange client discussion and looks at mobile Outlook users as well as Outlook Web Access. With more and more users working on the road or from home, this chapter helps ensure that you can give these mobile users the best support possible.

In Part II, “Active Directory and Exchange Server 2007,” I show you how to manage resources that are stored in the Active Directory database. You'll also learn about the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 features that are integrated with Active Directory services. Chapter 4 examines essential concepts and tasks that you need to know to work with Exchange Server 2007. Chapter 5 takes a look at creating and managing users and contacts. You’ll learn all about Exchange aliases, enabling and disabling exchange mail for individual users, forwarding mail offsite, and more. Chapter 6 discusses mailbox administration, including techniques for configuring, moving and recovering mailboxes. In Chapter 7, you’ll find a detailed discussion of how to use address lists, distribution groups, and templates. You’ll also learn how to manage these resources. The final chapter in this part covers directory security and Exchange policies.

Part III, “Data Store Administration” covers Exchange Server 2007 data store administration. In Chapter 9, you learn how to manage Exchange data and storage groups. Chapter 10 examines administration of mailbox and public folder stores. Chapter 11 looks at how you can use public folders in the enterprise. Finally, chapter 12 details how to back up and restore Exchange server. You’ll learn key techniques that can help you reliably backup and more importantly, recover Exchange server in case of failure.

In Part IV, “Server and Group Administration”, I discuss advanced tasks for managing and maintaining Exchange organizations. Chapter 13 provides the essentials for managing servers, administrative groups and routing groups. You’ll also learn how to configure global settings for the organization. Chapter 14 explores message routing within the organization. The discussion starts with a look at the X.400 Message Transfer Agent and X.400 stacks then goes on to detail how to install and use connectors for routing groups, SMTP and X.400. Chapter 15 explores tasks for configuring SMTP, IMAP4 and POP3 virtual servers. Chapter 16 covers HTTP virtual servers and also discusses how they are used with Outlook Web Access and Outlook Mobile Access. Finally, Chapter 17 discusses Exchange maintenance, monitoring and queuing.

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