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Planning, Deploying and Managing Exchange Server 2013



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5 Days

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Exchange Server 2013 builds on the success of previous versions and delivers new features to boost server performance, prevent data loss, and drive administrative actions. In this training course, you learn how to install and configure Exchange Server 2013 in a Windows environment, and gain the knowledge and skills to build an Exchange Server 2013 infrastructure. Starting in Spring 2017, this course will transition to the following Microsoft versions: "Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (20341)" (Course 8460), and "Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (20342)" (Course 8461)

You Will Learn How To

  • Install, configure, and maintain a robust Exchange Server 2013 system
  • Manage mailboxes and leverage mailbox administration techniques
  • Transition and coexist with previous versions of Exchange
  • Administer server roles and Exchange databases
  • Configure a DAG for high availability and site resilience

Important Course Information

Recommended Experience:

  • Working knowledge of Windows Server 2012

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Exchange Server 2013

Investigating functionality

  • Leveraging the Exchange Administration Center (EAC)
  • Identifying public folder improvements
  • Collaborating with Lync and SharePoint
  • Streamlining setup

Initiating installation

  • Simplifying deployment with consolidated server roles
  • Exploring Active Directory dependencies
  • Running the Setup Wizard
  • Performing command-line setup options
  • Building an Exchange Infrastructure

Configuring the architecture

  • Enabling remote management
  • Finalizing deployment to prepare for production
  • Adopting organization-wide settings
  • Virtualizing Exchange Server 2013

Protecting your Exchange environment

  • Demystifying Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Managing roles and permissions
  • Upgrading from Legacy Messaging Systems

Transitioning to Exchange Server 2013

  • Contrasting transition and migration methods
  • Adjusting mail flow
  • Moving mailboxes
  • Transferring public folders
  • Retiring legacy Exchange servers

Migrating to Exchange Server 2013

  • Creating a cloud/on-premises hybrid solution
  • Importing and exporting mailboxes with pst files
  • Switching from non-Exchange systems
  • Managing Recipient Objects

Leveraging tools for mailbox management

  • Launching the EAC
  • Working with the Exchange Management Shell (EMS)

Constructing mail-enabled objects

  • Analyzing mailbox properties
  • Contacts
  • Users
  • Groups
  • Configuring Client Connectivity

Analyzing client access methods

  • Accessing mail via: Outlook 2013, Outlook Web App (OWA) and Outlook Anywhere
  • Establishing mobile device partnerships

Optimizing the client architecture

  • Configuring clients automatically with Autodiscover
  • Setting ActiveSync policies for mobile devices
  • Managing Server Roles

Working with the mailbox server role

  • Creating databases for mailboxes and archives
  • Uncovering the database file structure
  • Generating mailbox statistics
  • Manipulating database locations and names

Administering the client access server role

  • Configuring authentication and features with OWA
  • Determining an appropriate certificate type
  • Generating requests with the Certificate Wizard
  • Troubleshooting connectivity issues
  • Optimizing an OAB distribution

Examining the elements of mail flow

  • Leveraging transport rules to enforce business policies
  • Investigating the transport pipeline
  • Dissecting the routing components to map mail flow
  • Identifying send and receive connectors
  • Monitoring, reporting and tracing messages
  • Constructing a High-Availability Environment

Protecting Exchange from disasters

  • Assessing backup strategies
  • Comparing the types of high-availability technologies

Preserving mailbox availability

  • Implementing a Database Availability Group (DAG)
  • Patching without downtime
  • Failing over to a database copy

Ensuring mailbox access

  • Establishing client access arrays
  • Investigating load-balancing options
  • Planning for DNS modifications during disasters
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