Summary Checklist

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

This checklist provides you with a summary of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 operations tasks on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. You can modify these checklists based on your organization's requirements.

Checklist: Summary

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Completed Daily


Check of physical environment.


Check backups.


Check CPU/memory use.


Check disk use.


Examine message queues.


Examine event logs.


Check backups.


Check Internet Information Service (IIS) performance.


Check Exchange Server database health.


Check MAPI client performance.


Check Queue Viewer.


Check message paths and mail flow.


Check non-Exchange Server connectors.


Check security logs.


Update virus definitions and scan for viruses.


Verify that Exchange Server and required Microsoft Windows services have started correctly.

Completed Weekly


Create reports.


Complete incident reports.


Meet to discuss status.


Check IIS logs.

Completed Monthly


Do capacity planning.


Perform hotfixes, service packs, update rollups, and security updates.


Perform disaster recovery test; test one backup a month to restore.