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Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, 2nd Edition

Book Description

A bestselling Exchange Server guide, updated for the 2016 release

Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 is the gold-standard reference for system administrators and first-time users alike. Fully updated to align with the latest release, this expert-led guide provides comprehensive coverage and easy-to-follow tutorials for all aspects of Exchange Server installation, configuration, and management. Whether you're migrating from an earlier version or installing Exchange Server for the first time, this book gives you quick access to the answers you need. Step-by-step instructions walk you through planning and design, installation, administration and management, maintenance, and more, so you can get up to speed quickly and get back to work. With a focus on the hands-on details, the Microsoft Certified Masters author team provides practical insight and invaluable guidance on every aspect of Exchange Server 2016, from mastering the basics to leveraging new features.

Microsoft Exchange allows access to e-mail, voicemail, and calendars at any time, from almost any device. The 2016 release is designed specifically to appeal to enterprises; if you've been tasked with the implementation, this guide has the information you need.

  • Get up to speed with the latest changes and features
  • Understand server configurations, requirements, installation, and migration
  • Manage mailboxes, groups, connectivity, and the client access server
  • Troubleshoot common issues efficiently and effectively

Exchange Server 2016 shifts even more control to the user, freeing administrators to perform more critical tasks. Beefed-up architecture and more centralized functions have eased configuration and upgrades, and a robust cloud implementation is expected to draw enterprises sooner rather than later. Systems administrators need to become familiar with the latest changes, and Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 is the ultimate reference and tutorial.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Authors
  6. About the Technical Editor
  7. Introduction
    1. Major Changes in Exchange Server 2016
    2. How This Book Is Organized
    3. Conventions Used in This Book
    4. The Mastering Series
  8. Part 1: Exchange Fundamentals
    1. Chapter 1: Putting Exchange Server 2016 in Context
      1. Email's Importance
      2. What Is Exchange Server?
      3. Things Every Email Administrator Should Know
      4. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 2: Introducing the Changes in Exchange Server 2016
      1. Getting to Know Exchange Server 2016
      2. Exchange Server Architecture
      3. Now, Where Did That Go?
      4. Clearing Up Some Confusion
      5. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 3: Understanding Availability, Recovery, and Compliance
      1. Changing from a Technology to a Business Viewpoint
      2. What's in a Name?
      3. A Closer Look at Availability
      4. Storage Availability
      5. Compliance and Governance
      6. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 4: Virtualizing Exchange Server 2016
      1. Virtualization Overview
      2. Effects of Virtualization
      3. Virtualization Requirements
      4. Operations
      5. Deciding When to Virtualize
      6. Deciding What to Virtualize
      7. Possible Virtualization Scenarios
      8. The Bottom Line
    5. Chapter 5: Introduction to PowerShell and the Exchange Management Shell
      1. Why Use PowerShell?
      2. Understanding the Command Syntax
      3. Object-Oriented Use of PowerShell
      4. PowerShell v3, v4, and v5
      5. Tips and Tricks
      6. Getting Help
      7. The Bottom Line
    6. Chapter 6: Understanding the Exchange Autodiscover Process
      1. Autodiscover Concepts
      2. Planning Certificates for Autodiscover
      3. The Bottom Line
  9. Part 2: Getting Exchange Server Running
    1. Chapter 7: Exchange Server 2016 Quick Start Guide
      1. Server Sizing Quick Reference
      2. Configuring Windows
      3. Installing Exchange Server 2016
      4. Post-installation Configuration Steps
      5. Configuring Recipients
      6. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 8: Understanding Server Roles and Configurations
      1. The Roles of Server Roles
      2. Exchange Server 2016 Server Roles
      3. Possible Role Configurations
      4. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 9: Exchange Server 2016 Requirements
      1. Getting the Right Server Hardware
      2. Software Requirements
      3. Additional Requirements
      4. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 10: Installing Exchange Server 2016
      1. Before You Begin
      2. Preparing for Exchange 2016
      3. Graphical User Interface Setup
      4. Command-Line Setup
      5. Removing Exchange Server
      6. The Bottom Line
    5. Chapter 11: Upgrades and Migrations to Exchange Server 2016 or Office 365
      1. Upgrades, Migrations, Cross-Forest Migrations, and Deployments
      2. Factors to Consider before Upgrading
      3. Choosing Your Strategy
      4. Office 365
      5. Performing a Cross-Forest Migration
      6. Moving Mailboxes
      7. Importing Data from PSTs
      8. Tasks Required Prior to Removing Legacy Exchange Servers
      9. Exchange Server Deployment Assistant
      10. The Bottom Line
  10. Part 3: Recipient Administration
    1. Chapter 12: Management Permissions and Role-Based Access Control
      1. RBAC Basics
      2. Managing RBAC
      3. Defining Roles
      4. Distributing Roles
      5. Auditing RBAC
      6. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 13: Basics of Recipient Management
      1. Understanding Exchange Recipients
      2. Defining Email Addresses
      3. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 14: Managing Mailboxes and Mailbox Content
      1. Managing Mailboxes
      2. Moving Mailboxes
      3. Deleting Mailboxes
      4. Bulk Manipulation of Mailboxes Using the EMS
      5. Managing Mailbox Content
      6. Getting Started with Messaging Records Management
      7. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 15: Managing Mail-Enabled Groups, Mail Users, and Mail Contacts
      1. Understanding Mail-Enabled Groups
      2. Creating and Managing Mail Contacts and Mail Users
      3. The Bottom Line
    5. Chapter 16: Managing Resource Mailboxes
      1. The Unique Nature of Resource Mailboxes
      2. Exchange 2016 Resource Mailbox Features
      3. Creating Resource Mailboxes
      4. Creating Room Lists
      5. Converting Resource Mailboxes
      6. The Bottom Line
    6. Chapter 17: Managing Modern Public Folders
      1. Understanding Architectural Changes for Modern Public Folders
      2. Moving Public Folders to Exchange Server 2016
      3. Managing Public Folder Mailboxes
      4. Managing Public Folders
      5. Understanding the Public Folder Hierarchy
      6. Comparing Public Folders, Site Mailboxes, and Shared Mailboxes
      7. The Bottom Line
    7. Chapter 18: Managing Archiving and Compliance
      1. Introduction to Archiving
      2. Benefits of Archiving
      3. Industry Best Practices
      4. Archiving with Exchange Server 2016
      5. Enabling In-Place Archiving
      6. Understanding Litigation and In-Place Hold
      7. Requirements and Considerations
      8. The Bottom Line
  11. Part 4: Server Administration
    1. Chapter 19: Creating and Managing Mailbox Databases
      1. Getting to Know Exchange Server Databases
      2. Planning Mailbox Database Storage
      3. Managing Mailbox Databases
      4. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 20: Creating and Managing Database Availability Groups
      1. Understanding Database Replication in Exchange Server 2016
      2. Managing a Database Availability Group
      3. Understanding Active Manager
      4. DAG and Database Maintenance
      5. Understanding Site Resiliency for Exchange Server 2016
      6. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 21: Understanding the Client Access Services
      1. Client Access Services Overview
      2. Namespace Planning
      3. Connectivity for Outlook Clients
      4. Connectivity for Non-Outlook Clients
      5. Sharing between Organizations
      6. Securing External Access
      7. Coexisting with Previous Exchange Server Versions
      8. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 22: Managing Connectivity with Transport Services
      1. Understanding the Transport Improvements in Exchange Server 2016
      2. Message Routing in the Organization
      3. Sending and Receiving Email
      4. Messages in Flight
      5. Using Exchange Server 2016 Antispam/Anti-Malware Tools
      6. Troubleshooting Email Routing
      7. The Bottom Line
    5. Chapter 23: Managing Transport, Data Loss Prevention, and Journaling Rules
      1. Introducing the Exchange 2016 Transport Architecture
      2. Setting Up Message Classifications
      3. Setting Up Mail Flow (Transport) Rules
      4. Introducing Data Loss Prevention
      5. Introducing Journaling
      6. The Bottom Line
  12. Part 5: Troubleshooting and Operating
    1. Chapter 24: Troubleshooting Exchange Server 2016
      1. Basic Troubleshooting Principles
      2. General Server Troubleshooting Tools
      3. Troubleshooting Mailbox Servers
      4. Troubleshooting Mail Flow
      5. Troubleshooting Client Connectivity
      6. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 25: Backing Up and Restoring Exchange Server
      1. Backing Up Exchange Server
      2. Preparing to Back Up and Recover the Exchange Server
      3. Using Windows Server Backup to Back Up the Exchange Server
      4. Using Windows Server Backup to Recover the Data
      5. Recover Exchange Server Data Using Alternative Methods
      6. Recovering the Entire Exchange Server
      7. The Bottom Line
  13. Appendix: The Bottom Line
    1. Chapter 1
    2. Chapter 2
    3. Chapter 3
    4. Chapter 4
    5. Chapter 5
    6. Chapter 6
    7. Chapter 7
    8. Chapter 8
    9. Chapter 9
    10. Chapter 10
    11. Chapter 11
    12. Chapter 12
    13. Chapter 13
    14. Chapter 14
    15. Chapter 15
    16. Chapter 16
    17. Chapter 17
    18. Chapter 18
    19. Chapter 19
    20. Chapter 20
    21. Chapter 21
    22. Chapter 22
    23. Chapter 23
    24. Chapter 24
    25. Chapter 25
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