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Setting Up Journaling in a Mixed Exchange 2003-Exchange 2007 Environment

If you are migrating from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007, you can use a mixed journaling environment during the time you have users on both types of servers.

If you are interested in setting up journaling in an environment that includes both Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 servers, consult the following information from Microsoft:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997918.aspx

In addition to the recommendations from Microsoft, we offer the following guidelines to ensure that your Exchange journaling environment is fully compatible with Message Archiving:

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Why? Having Exchange 2003 process the messages first cuts down on creating duplicate journal reports.

Note: If you use Postini for inbound mail, use the Exchange 2003 server as the inbound server, or create two email configs and distinguish between Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 users if required.

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Place the journal recipient on the Exchange 2003 server only until all users have been moved to Exchange 2007. Do not split the traffic between Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 journal recipients.

Why? This is a best practice from Microsoft as there are pitfalls with locating the journal user on Exchange 2007 in a mixed environment.

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Why? There is a problem with duplication issues when using premium journaling in this configuration. All mail sent from Exchange 2003 users to Exchange 2007 users is duplicated.

Note: This problem is amplified when Exchange 2007 is the initial server to receive external mail.

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Follow the instructions in the Message Archiving Microsoft Exchange Journaling Configuration Guide for Exchange Server 2007 for setting up journaling:

How to Setup Journaling on Microsoft Exchange Server

Pay particular attention to:

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Step 1: Create SMTP Contact, where you configure the message format settings for the SMTP contact (set Use MAPI rich text format to Never).
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Step 5: Enable Automatic Forwarding, where you allow automatic forwarding to the Postini domain (set Exchange rich-text format to Never use)

These two settings ensure that journaled messages are sent in MIME format.

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