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Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond

Book Description

A soup-to-nuts guide for messaging administrators

Exchange Server is the world's leading e-mail server software. Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 have made changes that messaging administrators need to know and understand in their daily work with Exchange Server. This Sybex guide focuses on the skills, concepts, technologies, and potential pitfalls that admins in the trenches need to understand. It also provides the information they need to earn MCITP certification.

  • Updates in Exchange Server, the world's leading e-mail server software, require messaging administrators to update their knowledge in order to provide the best possible e-mail solutions

  • Highly focused and comprehensive, this guide teaches you to design a highly available e-mail messaging server, install and configure Exchange Server 2010, work with recipients, groups and mailboxes, configure public folders, secure Exchange, and more

  • CD includesvideo walkthroughs of more difficult tasks, practice exams, and electronic flashcards.

Exchange Server 2010 Administration offers real-world knowledge that messaging admins need every day and helps prepare candidates for the MCITP certification exam.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader,
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Authors
  8. About the Contributing Authors
  9. Table of Exercises
  10. Introduction
  11. Chapter 1: Introduction to Exchange Server 2010
    1. Brief History of Exchange Servers
    2. New Features in Exchange Server 2010
    3. Improvements in Exchange Server 2010
    4. Discontinued Features
    5. Comparison between Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010
    6. Client Benefits to Exchange Server 2010
    7. Summary
    8. Chapter Essentials
  12. Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring Exchange Server 2010
    1. Understanding the Administrator’s Job Role
    2. Installing Exchange Prerequisites
    3. Preparing the Infrastructure for Exchange Server 2010
    4. Preparing the Infrastructure for Exchange Server 2010 Deployment
    5. Introducing the Server Roles
    6. Installing Microsoft Exchange Server2010
    7. Understanding Role Based Access Control
    8. Summary
    9. Chapter Essentials
  13. Chapter 3: Configuring Connectors, Routing and Transport, and Connectivity
    1. Configuring Connectors
    2. Configuring Message Routing and Transport
    3. Configuring Client Access for Exchange Server 2010
    4. Summary
    5. Chapter Essentials
  14. Chapter 4: Managing Exchange Server 2010 Mail-Enabled Objects
    1. Understanding Databases in Exchange Server 2010
    2. Creating Mailboxes
    3. User Mailbox Properties
    4. Creating Resource Mailboxes
    5. Modifying Resource Mailbox Properties
    6. Configuring Mail-Enabled Groups
    7. Modifying Mail-Enabled Group Properties
    8. Configuring Mail Contacts
    9. Moving Mailboxes
    10. Using the Exchange Control Panel and Outlook Web App
    11. Managing Myself in the Exchange Control Panel
    12. Managing an Organization with the Exchange Control Panel
    13. Managing Another User’s Inbox with the Exchange Control Panel
    14. Summary
    15. Chapter Essentials
  15. Chapter 5: Configuring and Managing Public Folders
    1. Creating Public Folders
    2. Managing and Configuring Public Folders
    3. Replicating Your Public Folders
    4. Summary
    5. Chapter Essentials
  16. Chapter 6: Configuring Security, Compliance, and Policies
    1. Configuring Role BasedAccess Control
    2. Introducing Message Compliance and Record Management
    3. Configuring Transport Rules
    4. Managing Policies and Address Lists
    5. Configuring Antivirus and Antispam Solutions
    6. Summary
    7. Chapter Essentials
  17. Chapter 7: Configuring High-Availability Solutions for Exchange Server
    1. Introducing High Availability in Exchange Server 2010
    2. Understanding Database Availability Groups
    3. Managing a Database Availability Group
    4. Managing Database Copies
    5. Availability for Client Access, Hub Transport, and Edge Transport Roles
    6. Summary
    7. Chapter Essentials
  18. Chapter 8: Disaster Recovery Operations for Exchange Server
    1. What Is Disaster Recovery?
    2. Avoiding Disasters and Reacting to Them
    3. Configuring Backups
    4. Recovering Messaging Data
    5. Backing Up and Recovering Server Roles
    6. Summary
    7. Chapter Essentials
  19. Chapter 9: Monitoring and Reporting with Exchange Server 2010
    1. Monitoring Databases
    2. Performing Message Tracking
    3. Monitoring Client Connectivity
    4. Creating Server Reports
    5. Creating Usage Reports
    6. Summary
    7. Chapter Essentials
  20. Chapter 10: Planning the Exchange Server 2010 Migration and Infrastructure
    1. Understanding the Messaging Professional’s Job Role
    2. Using a Framework for Deploying Exchange Server 2010
    3. Preparing Exchange Server 2010 for Deployment
    4. Planning Namespaces
    5. Planning Your Migration and Coexistence
    6. Summary
    7. Chapter Essentials
  21. Chapter 11: Designing and Deploying Mailbox Services
    1. Designing Mailbox Services
    2. Deploying the Mailbox Server Role
    3. Summary
    4. Chapter Essentials
  22. Chapter 12: Designing Routing and Client Connectivity
    1. Getting to Know Exchange 2010 Server Transport and Routing Features
    2. Planning Exchange Server 2010 Routing
    3. Defining Transport Server Hardware
    4. Deploying the Exchange Server 2010Infrastructure
    5. Exchange 2010 Client Access and Connectivity
    6. Deploying Exchange Server 2010 Client Access Servers
    7. Choosing Hardware and Sizing
    8. Deploying the Exchange Server 2010 Client Access Server Role
    9. Summary
    10. Chapter Essentials
  23. Chapter 13: Designing Security and Compliance
    1. Designing Messaging Security and Compliance
    2. Planning Exchange Permissions Models
    3. Designing Message Hygiene
    4. Designing Client Access Security
    5. Designing Message Archival and Discovery
    6. Summary
    7. Chapter Essentials
  24. Chapter 14: Designing High Availability and Recovery
    1. High Availability Overview
    2. Designing and Deploying Exchange 2010 High Availability
    3. Designing Exchange Backup and Recovery
    4. Summary
    5. Chapter Essentials
  25. Appendix A: Microsoft’s Certification Program
    1. How Do You Become Certified on Exchange Server 2010?
    2. Certification Objectives Map
  26. Appendix B: About theCompanion CD
    1. What You’ll Find on the CD
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the CD
    4. Troubleshooting
  27. Glossary
  28. Index