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Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Databases, Services, & Management: Pocket Consultant

Book Description

Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for managing databases and services in Exchange Server 2013. Zero in on core tasks through quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information you need to save time and get the job done-whether at your desk or in the field.

Coverage includes:

  • Managing databases and availability groups

  • Core database administration

  • Compliance and role-based access controls

  • Managing mail flow

  • Working with client access servers

  • Managing mobile users

  • Maintenance, monitoring, and queuing

  • Backups and restorations

  • Table of Contents

    1. Special Upgrade Offer
    2. Acknowledgments
    3. Introduction
      1. Who is this book for?
      2. How is this book organized?
      3. Conventions used in this book
      4. Other resources
      5. Errata and book support
      6. We want to hear from you
      7. Stay in touch
    4. 1. Microsoft Exchange organizations: the essentials
      1. Understanding Exchange Server 2013 organizations
        1. Organizational architecture
        2. Front-end transport
        3. Back-end transport
      2. Site-based and group-based routing
        1. Routing boundaries
        2. IP site links
        3. On-premises, online, and cross-premises routing
      3. Understanding data storage in Exchange Server 2013
        1. Working with the Active Directory data store
          1. Using multimaster replication
          2. Using global catalogs
          3. Using dedicated expansion servers
        2. Working with the Exchange store
          1. Understanding mailbox types and data storage components
          2. Mailbox database essentials
          3. How are Exchange Server data files used?
          4. How is data stored in Exchange database files?
          5. Working with Exchange Server message queues
    5. 2. Managing data and availability groups
      1. Navigating the Information Store
        1. Basic database options
        2. High availability database options
        3. Working with Active Manager
        4. Understanding managed availability
      2. Creating and managing database availability groups
        1. Pre-staging and preparing for database availability groups
        2. Creating database availability groups
        3. Managing availability group membership
        4. Managing database availability group networks
        5. Changing availability group network settings
        6. Configuring database availability group properties
        7. Removing servers from a database availability group
        8. Removing database availability groups
      3. Maintaining database availability groups
        1. Switching over servers and databases
        2. Checking continuous replication status
        3. Restoring operations after a DAG member failure
    6. 3. Exchange database administration
      1. Working with active mailbox databases
        1. Understanding mailbox databases
        2. Preparing for automatic reseed
        3. Creating mailbox databases
        4. Setting the default offline address book
        5. Setting mailbox database limits and deletion retention
        6. Recovering deleted mailboxes
        7. Recovering deleted items from mailbox databases
      2. Working with mailbox database copies
        1. Creating mailbox database copies
        2. Setting replay, truncation, and preference values for database copies
        3. Suspending and resuming replication
        4. Activating lagged database copies
        5. Updating mailbox database copies
        6. Monitoring database replication status
        7. Removing database copies
      3. Managing mailbox databases
        1. Mounting and dismounting databases
          1. Determining the status of databases
          2. Dismounting and mounting databases
          3. Specifying whether a database should be automatically mounted
        2. Setting the maintenance interval
        3. Moving databases
        4. Renaming databases
        5. Deleting databases
      4. Content indexing
        1. Understanding indexing
        2. Managing Exchange Store Search
        3. Troubleshooting indexing
    7. 4. Configuring transport services
      1. Working with SMTP connectors, sites, and links
        1. Connecting source and destination servers
        2. Managing Active Directory site details
        3. Managing Active Directory site link details
        4. Creating Send connectors
        5. Viewing and managing Send connectors
        6. Configuring Send connector DNS lookups
        7. Setting Send connector limits
        8. Creating Receive connectors
        9. Viewing and managing Receive connectors
        10. Creating Inbound and Outbound connectors with Exchange Online
      2. Configuring transport limits
        1. Setting organizational transport limits
        2. Setting connector transport limits
        3. Setting server transport limits
          1. Setting Exchange ActiveSync limits
          2. Setting Exchange Web Services limits
          3. Setting Outlook Web App limits
      3. Completing Transport services setup
        1. Configuring the postmaster address and mailbox
        2. Configuring shadow redundancy
        3. Configuring Safety Net
        4. Enabling anti-spam features
        5. Subscribing Edge Transport servers
          1. Creating an Edge subscription
          2. Getting Edge subscription details
          3. Synchronizing Edge subscriptions
          4. Verifying Edge subscriptions
          5. Removing Edge subscriptions
    8. 5. Managing and maintaining mail flow
      1. Managing message pickup, replay, throttling, and back pressure
        1. Understanding message pickup and replay
        2. Configuring and moving the Pickup and Replay directories
        3. Changing the message processing speed
        4. Configuring messaging limits for the Pickup directory
        5. Configuring message throttling
        6. Understanding back pressure
      2. Creating and managing accepted domains
        1. Understanding accepted domains, authoritative domains, and relay domains
        2. Viewing accepted domains
        3. Creating accepted domains
        4. Changing the accepted domain type and identifier
        5. Removing accepted domains
      3. Creating and managing email address policies
        1. Viewing email address policies
        2. Creating email address policies
        3. Editing and applying email address policies
        4. Removing email address policies
      4. Configuring journal rules
        1. Working with journal rules
        2. Setting the NDR journaling mailbox
        3. Creating journal rules
        4. Managing journal rules
      5. Creating and managing remote domains
        1. Viewing remote domains
        2. Creating remote domains
        3. Configuring messaging options for remote domains
        4. Removing remote domains
      6. Configuring anti-spam and message filtering options
        1. Filtering spam and other unwanted mail by sender
        2. Filtering spam and other unwanted email by recipient
        3. Filtering connections with IP block lists
          1. Applying IP block lists
          2. Setting priority and enabling block list providers
          3. Specifying custom error messages to return
        4. Defining block list exceptions and global allow/block lists
          1. Creating or removing connection filter exceptions for email addresses
          2. Creating or removing global allowed lists for IP addresses and networks
          3. Creating or removing global block lists for IP addresses and networks
        5. Preventing internal servers from being filtered
      7. Configuring transport rules
        1. Understanding transport rules
        2. Creating transport rules
        3. Managing transport rules
    9. 6. Managing client access
      1. Mastering Outlook Web App essentials
        1. Getting started with Outlook Web App
        2. Connecting to mailboxes and public folder data over the web
        3. Working with Outlook Web App
        4. Enabling and disabling web access for users
        5. Troubleshooting Outlook Web App
      2. Managing web and mobile access
        1. Using Outlook Web App and Exchange ActiveSync with IIS
        2. Working with virtual directories and web applications
        3. Enabling and disabling Outlook Web App features
        4. Configuring ports, IP addresses, and host names used by websites
        5. Enabling SSL on websites
        6. Restricting incoming connections and setting time-out values
        7. Redirecting users to alternate URLs
        8. Controlling access to the HTTP server
        9. Throttling Client Access
        10. Starting, stopping, and restarting websites
        11. Configuring URLs and authentication for the OAB
        12. Configuring URLs and authentication for OWA
        13. Configuring URLs and authentication for Exchange ActiveSync
        14. Configuring URLs and authentication for ECP
      3. Configuring POP3 and IMAP4
        1. Enabling the Exchange POP3 and IMAP4 services
        2. Configuring POP3 and IMAP4 bindings
        3. Configuring POP3 and IMAP4 authentication
        4. Configuring connection settings for POP3 and IMAP4
        5. Configuring message retrieval settings for POP3 and IMAP4
      4. Managing Outlook Anywhere
        1. Working with Outlook Anywhere
        2. Configuring URLs and authentication for Outlook Anywhere
    10. 7. Managing mobile messaging
      1. Mastering mobile device and wireless access essentials
        1. Using Exchange ActiveSync and Outlook Web App for Devices
        2. Managing Exchange ActiveSync and Outlook Web App for Devices
        3. Moving from remote mail to Outlook Anywhere
      2. Managing Exchange Server features for mobile devices
        1. Using Autodiscover
          1. Understanding Autodiscover
          2. Configuring URLs and authentication for Autodiscover
        2. Using Direct Push
        3. Using remote device wipe
          1. Remotely wiping a device
          2. Reviewing the remote wipe status
        4. Using password recovery
        5. Configuring direct file access
        6. Configuring remote file access
        7. Using WebReady Document Viewing
      3. Working with mobile devices and device policies
        1. Viewing existing mobile device mailbox policies
        2. Creating mobile device mailbox policies
        3. Optimizing mobile device mailbox policies
        4. Assigning mobile device mailbox policies
        5. Removing mobile device mailbox policies
      4. Managing device access
    11. 8. Exchange Server 2013 maintenance, monitoring, and queuing
      1. Performing tracking and logging activities in an organization
        1. Using message tracking
          1. Configuring message tracking
          2. Searching through the tracking logs
          3. Reviewing message tracking logs manually
          4. Getting delivery reports
        2. Using protocol logging
          1. Configuring protocol logging
          2. Working with protocol logging properties and fields
          3. Optimizing protocol logging for HTTP
          4. Working with HTTP protocol logs
        3. Using connectivity logging
          1. Configuring connectivity logging
          2. Working with connectivity log properties and fields
      2. Monitoring events, services, servers, and resource usage
        1. Viewing events
        2. Managing essential services
        3. Monitoring Exchange messaging components
        4. Using performance alerting
          1. Tracking memory usage
          2. Tracking CPU utilization
          3. Tracking disk usage
      3. Working with queues
        1. Understanding Exchange queues
        2. Accessing the Queue Viewer
      4. Managing queues
        1. Understanding queue summaries and queue states
        2. Refreshing the queue view
        3. Working with messages in queues
        4. Forcing connections to queues
        5. Suspending and resuming queues
        6. Deleting messages from queues
    12. 9. Troubleshooting Exchange Server 2013
      1. Troubleshooting essentials
        1. Tracking server health
        2. Tracking user and workload throttling
        3. Tracking configuration changes
        4. Testing service health, mail flow, replication, and more
      2. Diagnosing and resolving problems
        1. Identifying recovery actions
        2. Identifying responders
        3. Identifying monitors
        4. Identifying probes
        5. Viewing error messages for probes
        6. Tracing probe errors
      3. Using Log Parser Studio
        1. Getting started with Log Parser Studio
        2. Performing queries in Log Parser Studio
    13. A. About the author
    14. Index
    15. About the Author
    16. Special Upgrade Offer
    17. Copyright