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Exchange Server 2007 journaling tutorial

Find out how Exchange Server 2007 journaling works and learn how to set it up for email archiving, compliance and e-discovery requirements.

Journaling in Exchange Server 2003 takes place at the message store level. This means that either all email messages in the store are journaled or none are. Journaling in Exchange Server 2007 has been greatly enhanced to better address regulatory compliance and e-discovery requirements. Granular native Exchange archiving options are now available, including mailbox-level journaling and more defined journaling rules.

 In this tutorial, Exchange MVP Brien Posey offers an overview of how journaling works in an Exchange 2007 environment, explains how to enable the journaling agent on a Hub Transport server, and provides step-by step instructions on how to create, modify, disable and delete journaling rules through the Exchange Management Console and
Exchange Management Shell.

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 Home: Introduction
 Part 1: An overview of Exchange 2007 journaling rule scopes
 Part 2: Compliance considerations for Exchange 2007 journal mailboxes
 Part 3: How to enable the Exchange Server 2007 journaling agent
 Part 4: How to create an Exchange 2007 journaling rule
 Part 5: How to modify, disable or delete an Exchange 2007 journaling rule
 Part 6: How to create journaling rules with Exchange Management Shell


Brien M. Posey, MCSE
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Exchange Server, and has previously received Microsoft's MVP award for Windows Server and Internet Information Server (IIS). Brien has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once responsible for the Department of Information Management at Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, Brien has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies. You can visit Brien's personal Web site at

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