Chapter 7

Exchange Server 2013 Quick Start Guide

Reading through a Mastering book just to figure out how to get a quick installation of Exchange Server 2013 up and running may seem like a daunting task—especially if all you want to do is get a look at Exchange and play around. With that in mind, here we’ll present the steps for getting a lab or test server up and running quickly.

The purpose of building a test server is to learn and optimize the installation and configuration experience. Exchange is a feature-rich application and, as such, has many different ways to configure settings for optimization, performance, and stability. Using a test server to try various scenarios provides for a better production deployment—and a better-prepared administrator. ...

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