For the most part the Edge Transport role of Exchange 2007 requires little configuration. However one of the major configuration items is the Edge Subscription between the Edge server and the Hub Transport server(s).
I can never seem to remember the exact syntax on how to transfer the Active Directory FSMO roles and I seem to spend quite a bit of time looking up the commands. So I thought I would write up a quick article on how to transfer those ‘pesky’ FSMO roles.
This little script and associated registry file can help avoid lots of support calls about how to enable or disable cached mode in Outlook. To make this work you will need to do some manual testing which will give you the ideal values for your environment.
During a migration to Exchange 2007, one of the often overlooked steps is the upgrade of the E-mail Address Policies. Remember that these policies need to be upgraded before they can be modified or really even viewed in the Exchange Management Console.
In doing some DFS-R troubleshooting I came across the directory services team blog. The DS team blog might seem like the place to go for Active Directory insights but they do have a good bit of information around DFS as well.
This change was required on the Exchange 2007 Client Access Server (CAS) in order for clients to accept the wildcard certificate that through the Autodiscover Service (AS) for Outlook Anywhere.
The Exchange Team Blog has an excellent article on how to setup the standalone device emulators that are able to run both Windows Mobile 5 + MSFP and Windows Mobile 6 images. This emulator can be very helpful when implementing or troubleshooting Windows Mobile devices or Exchange ActiveSync.
This is a nice feature if you don’t have plans to deploy an Edge Transport server or some other product to eliminate SPAM. The Anti-Spam features are very similar to the IMF in previous versions of Exchange.
There is a wealth of information to be gained from taking a browse through some of the Microsoft Team Blogs. One thing you will find is that some teams are more active in their writings. In particular You Had Me at EHLO (The Microsoft Exchange Team Blog) has lots of active participation and excellent technical information.
The Exchange_Genie has written an excellent article on the configuration of the Exchange 2007 Autodiscover Service. No Exchange 2007 deployment is complete without this service as it automates the configuration of Outlook 2007 clients.