Chapter 14

Managing Exchange Server 2016


Working with the Exchange Server consoles

Managing mailboxes

Granting mailbox access

Although not strictly a part of Windows Server, Exchange Server 2016 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.

Exchange Server can be installed within your own network, or you can have Microsoft host Exchange Server for you as part of its cloud-based Office 365. In this chapter, I assume that Exchange Server 2016 has been installed locally within your network. However, the procedures for managing the hosted version of Exchange 2016 are similar.

Creating a Mailbox

When you create a new mailbox, you can either specify an existing Active Directory user or use the Exchange Admin Center to create a new Active Directory user and mailbox at the same time. The following procedure describes the steps you should follow to create a new Active Directory user with a mailbox:

  1. Open the Exchange Admin Center by choosing Start ⇒ All Apps ⇒ Microsoft Exchange ...

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