Monday, January 16, 2012

Exchange Maintenance Tasks

There isn't really a lot to be done with Exchange these days. Since the advent of E12, the code name for Exchange 2007, the maintenance task list has shrunk quite a bit.

The items that do need watching are just a subset of the "old days."

  • Maintain your daily backups - probably the most important thing you can do for Exchange

  • Examine your message queues for log jams or stuck messages

  • Check available disk space (but you've already automated this, right?)

  • Examine the event logs for errors and warnings

  • Make sure your anti-malware software is functioning properly, i.e. turned on and getting updates (some people host this service, so that would only leave four items :)

Thanks to Jim McBee for providing guidance in his many excellent books.

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