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 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3
Topic Last Modified: 2016-11-10
This topic provides an overview of server roles in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, which is the newest Microsoft Exchange product. Exchange 2007 builds extensively on the technologies of earlier versions of Microsoft Exchange and includes many new features and improvements to help provide a secure, flexible, and scalable messaging system.
Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes many features and updates to the release to manufacturing (RTM) version of Exchange Server 2007. For more information about what’s new in Exchange 2007 SP3, see What’s New in Exchange Server 2007 SP3. To download Exchange 2007 SP3, see Exchange Server 2007 Downloads.
To correctly plan and deploy Exchange 2007, you must complete prerequisites and be familiar with certain technologies. You should understand how the Windows Server 2008 or the Windows Server 2003 operating systems work together with Microsoft Exchange. You should also understand the relationships between Windows Server 2003 and Exchange sites and domains, domain controllers, global catalog servers, and Exchange administrative and routing groups.
The topics included in the Exchange 2007 Help are designed for information technology professionals who are responsible for deploying and operating Exchange Server messaging systems for their organizations. Such professionals may be in the following roles:
- System administrators Responsible for planning and deploying technology across Windows and Exchange servers.
- Messaging administrators Responsible for implementing and managing organizational messaging.