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Exchange 2007 SP1 – Remote Backups is Disabled

Exchange Server 2007 (RTM, Before SP1) is allowed to take Remote Streaming Backups so backup software can back up of Exchange server remotely, without running on the Exchange server itself. Microsoft says this configuration is less secure because of below two reasons

  1. Any of the backup operator can take backup of Exchange server.
  2. Backup flow to remote server is NOT encrypted and flowing in client accessible network.

In Exchange 2007 SP1, it is disabled by default because these two potential security threats and to make it more secure by default with compliance.

There is a way to enable it manually by changing registry key.

Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ MSExchangeIS\ParametersSystem

Name: Enable Remote Streaming Backup

Type: DWORD

Value: 0 = default behavior (remote backup disabled), 1 = remote backup enabled

After changing this registry key, you need to restart Microsoft Exchange Information Store services.

 

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Written by Amit Tank

May 20, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Posted in Exchange, Exchange 2007

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  1. Go to know this …

    Prabhu

    June 7, 2008 at 10:38 pm


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