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  • Question

  • Does exchange BPA do any tests on mailbox security, public folder security, exchange security?
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 8:37 AM

Answers

  • I'd recommend that you run the BPA beforehand and iron out any issue before the migrations.  Then run the BPA again after.  This way your 2003 env will be prepared and you can be assured that you're not carrying over any other issues.

    In fact, it's good to run the bpa frequently to check all is good with your exchange deployment, even when in operation (post migration).

    When you run the BPA, you can always check for update, it;s will get the latest updates from MS.

    Sukh

     

    • Marked as answer by cf090 Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:58 PM
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:50 PM

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  • Hi

    It will perform Exchange security checks and AD checks related to Exchange.  It won't check mailbox security or public folder security as the way you want it to (Iassume).

    For e.g check who has permission on what mailboxes and public folders.

    Sukh

    • Proposed as answer by Sukh828 Wednesday, May 11, 2011 11:33 AM
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 11:29 AM
  • Hi

    It will perform Exchange security checks and AD checks related to Exchange.  It won't check mailbox security or public folder security as the way you want it to (Iassume).

    For e.g check who has permission on what mailboxes and public folders.

    Sukh


    >>It will perform Exchange security checks and AD checks related to Exchange.

    Could you clarify what exchange security checks it is performing in that case?

    Thanks

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:11 PM
  • There are a number of checks it perform such as Inheritance checks on OU for permissions blocking, misconfigurations such as open relay, etc..

    What  I recommend you do is run the Bpa and have a play with it, no harm in doing so.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb245701(EXCHG.65).aspx

    Sukh

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:24 PM
  • There are a number of checks it perform such as Inheritance checks on OU for permissions blocking, misconfigurations such as open relay, etc..

    What  I recommend you do is run the Bpa and have a play with it, no harm in doing so.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb245701(EXCHG.65).aspx

    Sukh


    Will do - I was interested if any issues we find with our 2003 exchange servers would carry over when we migrate to exchange 2010.

    Or is it a waste of time, and we should just wait until the migration then run the new version of BPA (2010)?

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:46 PM
  • I'd recommend that you run the BPA beforehand and iron out any issue before the migrations.  Then run the BPA again after.  This way your 2003 env will be prepared and you can be assured that you're not carrying over any other issues.

    In fact, it's good to run the bpa frequently to check all is good with your exchange deployment, even when in operation (post migration).

    When you run the BPA, you can always check for update, it;s will get the latest updates from MS.

    Sukh

     

    • Marked as answer by cf090 Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:58 PM
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:50 PM