Chapter 13

Managing Exchange Server 2010

In This Chapter

arrow Working with the Exchange Server consoles

arrow Managing mailboxes

arrow Granting mailbox access

Although not strictly a part of Windows Server 2012, Exchange Server 2010 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 e-mail. 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.

Creating a Mailbox

In previous versions of Exchange, you created user mailboxes using Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC). With Exchange 2010, however, Microsoft has removed the Exchange management features of ADUC. So instead, you create and manage user mailboxes using Exchange Management Console, which you can find in Server Manager on the Tools menu.

The Exchange Management Console lets you create a mailbox for an existing ...

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