In This Chapter
Working with the Exchange Server consoles
Granting mailbox access
Although not strictly a part of Windows Server, Exchange Server is the mail server software that’s used on most Windows networks. Yes, I know Microsoft doesn’t call Exchange Server a mail server. It’s a messaging and collaboration server. But the basic reason for Exchange Server’s existence is email. The other messaging and collaboration features are just icing on the cake.
In this chapter, you discover how to perform the most commonly requested maintenance chores for Exchange Server, such as how to create a new mailbox, grant a user access to an additional mailbox, and deal with mailbox size limits. The examples shown in this chapter are for Exchange Server 2016, but the procedures are similar for previous versions.
In previous versions of Exchange, you managed mailboxes using the Exchange Management Console. In the 2013 and 2016 versions of Exchange, you use the web-based Exchange Administrative Center (EAC) instead. To start EAC, choose Start ⇒ All Apps ⇒ Microsoft Exchange 2016 ⇒ Exchange Administrative Center.