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Exchange 2007 security

Exchange 2007 security

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I get asked the question ‘how can we secure our Exchange 2007 servers’ so I’ve compiled a list from the Exchange 2007 Security Guide. As you know Exchange 2007 is by design secure, but here are the services that start automatically and the ones that you’ll start manually.

Mailbox role

The Microsoft Search (Exchange Server) service and Microsoft Exchange Monitoring are set to start manual. All other services are set to start automatically. Here are list of some of the services that are automatically enabled by default when the mailbox role starts:- 

Service short name

Service name

MSExchangeIS

Microsoft Exchange Information Store

MSExchangeADTopology

Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology

MSExchangeRepl

Microsoft Exchange Replication Service

MSExchangeMailboxAssistants

Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Assistants

MSExchangeSearch

Microsoft Exchange Search Indexer

MSExchangeServiceHost

Microsoft Exchange Service Host

MSExchangeMonitoring

Microsoft Exchange Monitoring

MSExchangeSA

Microsoft Exchange System Attendant

MSExchangeMailSubmission

Microsoft Exchange Mail Submission Service

msftesql-Exchange

Microsoft Search (Exchange Server)

 

Clustered Mailbox Server Role

The Cluster Service is set to start automatically:-

 

Service short name

Service name

ClusSvc

Microsoft Cluster Service

Hub Transport Server Role

Microsoft Exchange Monitoring is set to start manually. All other services are set to start automatically:- 

Service short name

Service name

MSExchangeADTopology

Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service

MSExchangeTransport

Microsoft Exchange Transport service

MSExchangeAntispamUpdate

Microsoft Exchange Anti-spam Update service

MSExchangeEdgeSync

Microsoft Exchange EdgeSync service

MSExchangeTransportLogSearch

Microsoft Exchange Transport Log Search service

MSExchangeMonitoring

Microsoft Exchange Monitoring

 

Edge Transport Server Role

Microsoft Exchange Monitoring and the Microsoft Exchange Transport Log Search service are set to start manually. All other services are set to start automatically:-

Service short name

Service name

MSExchangeTransport

Microsoft Exchange Transport service

MSExchangeAntispamUpdate

Microsoft Exchange Anti-spam Update service

ADAM_MSExchange

Microsoft Exchange ADAM

EdgeCredentialSvc

Microsoft Exchange Credential Service

MSExchangeTransportLogSearch

Microsoft Exchange Transport Log Search service

MSExchangeMonitoring

Microsoft Exchange Monitoring

Client Access Server Role

Microsoft Exchange Monitoring, the Microsoft Exchange POP3 service, and the Microsoft Exchange IMAP4 service are set to start manually. All other services are set to start automatically:- 

Service short name

Service name

MSExchangeADTopology

Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service

MSExchangePOP3

Microsoft Exchange POP3 service

MSExchangeIMAP4

Microsoft Exchange IMAP4 service

MSExchangeFDS

Microsoft Exchange File Distribution service

MSExchangeServiceHost

Microsoft Exchange Service Host

MSExchangeMonitoring

Microsoft Exchange Monitoring

Unified Messaging Server Role

Microsoft Exchange Monitoring is set to start manually. All other services are set to start automatically:-

Service name

Friendly name

MSExchangeADTopology

Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service

MSSpeechService

Microsoft Exchange Speech Engine

MSExchangeUM

Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging

MSExchangeFDS

Microsoft Exchange File Distribution Service

MSExchangeMonitoring

Microsoft Exchange Monitoring

 Written by Daniel Kenyon-Smith

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