Retired 31 June 2018. Designing a High Availability Messaging Solution using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007


This 2-day course teaches messaging engineers to design a high availability messaging solution

using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Students will create a high availability design to meet

service level agreement requirements and learn strategies for gaining approval for the design.

They will learn how to identify risks and create mitigation plans to maintain the business

continuity of the messaging system. Students will also learn how to design a backup strategy,

disaster recovery procedures, and test plans for those procedures.


This course requires that students meet the following prerequisites:

  • Must have a basic understanding of high availability concepts, backup systems and deriving business requirements.
  • Must already know how to use Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Management tools, Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (ExBPA), WinNT backup (ntbackup.exe), AND Microsoft Visio or Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 (to create infrastructure diagrams)
  • Must understand hardware concepts.
  • Must have extensive detailed knowledge of Active Directory concepts and design principles.
  • Must have working experience with designing and implementing Active Directory directory services in Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003.
  • Must understand Exchange architecture.
  • Must have working experience with Exchange Server 2000/2003 and Exchange Server 2007.
  • Must already know how to use Exchange Server 2007 management tools, Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (ExBPA), Microsoft Visio (to create infrastructure diagrams)
  • Must have familiarity and experience with a Windows scripting or command line scripting.


After completing this course, students will gain the skills to:

  • Describe foundational high availability concepts for messaging.
  • Evaluate high availability messaging technologies for Exchange Server 2007
  • Create a high availability messaging strategy.
  • Design the messaging portion of a business continuity plan.
  • Design backup for a high availability messaging environment.
  • Ensure recovery readiness of a high availability messaging environment.

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