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Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, 2nd Edition by Vladimir Meloski, Byron Wright, Brian Svidergol, Clifton Leonard

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Chapter 7Exchange Server 2016 Quick Start Guide

Reading through a Mastering book just to figure out how to get a quick installation of Exchange Server 2016 up and running may seem like a daunting task—especially if all you want to do is get a look at Exchange and play around with it. With that in mind, we'll present the steps for getting a lab or test server up and running quickly.

The purpose of building a test server is to learn and optimize the installation and configuration experience. Exchange is a feature-rich application and, as such, has many different ways to configure settings for optimization, performance, and stability. Using a test server to try various scenarios provides for a better production deployment—and a better-prepared administrator.

We won't cover every little detail on every setting or extensive design and best practices in this chapter—that's what the rest of this book is for—but we will discuss the requirements for getting a typical Exchange Server 2016 server up and running. A typical Exchange Server 2016 is one that holds the Mailbox role. The Mailbox role in Exchange Server 2016 contains all the functionalities that were previously located in the Exchange Server 2013 Client Access role and Mailbox role and all the functionalities that were previously located in the Exchange Server 2010 Client Access role, Hub Transport role, Mailbox role, and Unified Messaging role. Exchange Server 2016 Setup also includes the Edge Transport role; if you intend to ...

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