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Microsoft Exchange 2013 Cookbook

Michael Van Horenbeeck, Peter De Tender

Get the most out of Microsoft Exchange with this comprehensive guide. Structured around a series of clear, step-by-step exercises it will help you deploy and configure both basic and advanced features for your enterprise.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782170624
Paperback354 pages

About This Book

  • Deploy Microsoft Exchange 2013 in the real world
  • Understand the key changes with regards to previous versions
  • Design and plan an implementation or migration towards Exchange 2013

Who This Book Is For

"Microsoft Exchange 2013 Cookbook" is targeted at network administrators who deal with the Exchange server in their day-to-day jobs. It assumes you have some practical experience with previous versions of Exchange (although this is not a requirement), without being a subject matter expert.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Planning an Exchange Server 2013 Infrastructure
Gathering the business requirements
Sizing Exchange 2013
Preparing for Exchange 2013
Designing storage for Exchange
Understanding Active Directory and DNS dependencies
Planning related platform components
Chapter 2: Installing Exchange Server 2013
Preparing the Active Directory
Installing Exchange 2013 prerequisites
Installing Exchange 2013 using the Setup Wizard
Installing Exchange 2013 from the command line
Verifying the Exchange 2013 installation
Introducing the Exchange Admin Center
Uninstalling an Exchange 2013 Server or Server role
Chapter 3: Configuring the Client Access Server Role
Configuring certificates
Configuring Autodiscover
Configuring Outlook Anywhere
Configuring Outlook Web App
Configuring Exchange Web Services
Configuring Exchange ActiveSync
Configuring ActiveSync Device Access
Configuring SMTP
Configuring POP and IMAP
Using non-Microsoft clients with Exchange Server 2013
Chapter 4: Configuring and Managing the Mailbox Server Role
Creating and removing mailbox databases
Mounting and dismounting mailbox databases
Moving database files to another location
Configuring circular logging
Creating and removing mailboxes
Managing resource mailboxes
Configuring mailbox size limits
Managing personal archives
Assigning mailbox permissions
Moving mailboxes to another database
Managing public folders
Configuring outbound mail flow
Configuring accepted domains
Configuring message size limits
Chapter 5: Configuring External Access
Configuring Exchange workloads for external access
Configuring Autodiscover
Configuring Outlook Anywhere to support external access
Publishing Exchange onto the Internet through TMG 2010
Publishing Exchange onto the Internet through UAG 2010 SP3
Publishing Exchange 2013 to the Internet without using a reverse proxy solution
Chapter 6: Implementing and Managing High Availability
Designing for high availability
Creating a highly available Client Access Server infrastructure
Load balancing at layer 4 using DNS round robin
Load balancing at layer 4 using a single IP address and a load balancer
Load balancing at layer 4 using multiple IP addresses and a load balancer
Load balancing at layer 7 using a load balancer
Creating a highly available mailbox server infrastructure
Configuring a DAG
Managing a DAG
Configuring transport high availability
Configuring redundant inbound mail delivery
Performing maintenance in a highly available environment
Chapter 7: Transitioning to Exchange Server 2013
Installing Exchange 2013 in an existing Exchange organization
Performing Exchange 2013 post installation steps
Moving mailboxes to Exchange 2013
Moving Public Folders to Exchange 2013
Post migration steps
Performing maintenance in a co-existence scenario
Chapter 8: Configuring Security and Compliance Features
Configuring In-Place Archiving
Enabling In-Place Hold for a mailbox
Retrieving Discovery Search results
Configuring Transport rules
Working with Data Loss Prevention policies
Using mailbox audit logging
Chapter 9: Performing Backup, Restore, and Disaster Recovery
Defining backup objectives
Creating a new backup job with Windows Server Backup
Restoring an Exchange Server Database
Recovering a failed Exchange server
Chapter 10: Implementing Security
Configuring role-based access control
Configuring administrator audit logging
Configuring anti-spam and anti-malware features

What You Will Learn

  • Configure and work with the common features of Microsoft Exchange 2013
  • Identify and configure some of the new security features of Microsoft Exchange 2013
  • Configure the new Client Access Server role
  • Plan a deployment of Exchange 2013
  • Configure and work with the new Mailbox Server role
  • Design and configure High Availability
  • Configure secure external access
  • Migrate to Exchange 2013 from Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010
  • Configure security and compliance features

In Detail

Exchange 2013 is much more than just a messaging platform. Because of the multitude of features both targeted at the end user as well as the platform’s administrator, deploying, migrating to or managing it might take just that little extra.

Microsoft Exchange 2013 Cookbook is a practical, hands-on guide that will provide you with a number of clear, step-by-step exercises that help you to understand how the product works and how you should go about it in your own deployment.

Throughout the book, you will be taken on a journey through the different aspects of Exchange 2013. We will look at the differences with previous versions and highlight how to configure and work with the product’s different features in a practical way.

You will learn how to deploy, configure, and maintain Exchange 2013 from scratch or in an existing environment. We will walk you through different scenarios you’ll encounter in your day-to-day administration and explain how Exchange 2013 works. You will fundamentally understand what Exchange 2013 is all about and how to actually do things.

You will learn all you need to know to successfully deploy (or migrate to) Exchange 2013 and maintain it once it’s been deployed.


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