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Install Exchange 2007 in a Exchange 2003 environment

In this tutorial I will discuss the steps which are necessary to install Exchange 2007 server in Exchange 2003 environment. This solution can be used if you want to migrate from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007 and:

Public folders in Exchange 2007

Public folders they do exist in Exchange 2007 but there are rumors that they will be there in the next version also. But you will find out that Microsoft wants to get rid of the Public Folders. On first sight everything looks the same in Exchange 2007, but it isn’t really the same as Exchange 2003. In the past Public Folders can be accessed from Outlook but also via a NNTP-client or IMAP-client. Since Exchange 2007 this isn’t possible anymore. In the RTM version of Exchange there were are few functionalities gone which were available in Exchange 2007. Since the release of SP1 a few functionalities came back. It is possible again to view the Public Folders from OWA again without having a your mailbox hosted on an Exchange 2003 server. In the future Microsoft will fase out Public Folders and will migrate everything to Sharepoint. You can conclude this when you read the trainings manuals from Microsoft. A few years ago it was a fashion to put as many functions in one package. Now a days it looks like it changes roles become seperated again (have a look at Exchange 2007) or even apart software packages.

Add mailcontacts via a CSV and add the new user to a distributiongroup

Today I did some experimentations with Powershell and created a script which creates mailcontacts from a CSV by importing the name, e-mail adddress and OU. When the mailcontact is created it will be added to a distributiongroup.


Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator spreadsheet

Maybe you found it already, but I found it this week. The Storage Requirements Calculator from the Exchange Team.

Install anti-spam agents on the Hub Transport server

Propably every one has to do with spam today, sometimes you receive more spam then normal mail. There are a few anti-spam solutions which try to prevent spam mails in the users inbox, for example the Fortimail from Fortinet or the IMSS from Trend Micro.


Possibly you had this issue also the last couple of weeks, NDR’s for messages you don’t have send yourself. Together with one of my collegues we did some further research on it. This type of SPAM is called a Backscatter, at this moment there is not really a solution for it. BUt what is a backscatter exactly:

Exchange 2007 forums

Create transport rules for Exchange 2007

A new feature in Exchange 2007 is Transport rules this rules can be added in two ways, via the Exchange Management Console or via the Exchange Management Shell.