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Pro Exchange Server 2013 Administration

Book Description

Pro Exchange Server 2013 Administration is your best-in-class companion for gaining a deep, thorough understanding of Microsoft's powerful enterprise collaboration and communications server.

Author Jaap Wesselius is at your side as you administer every facet of Exchange Server 2013, revealing tips, tricks, and little known facts that will make your administration life simpler and more effective. Along with revealing what's new in Exchange Server 2013, this well-paced, deeply engaging tutorial provides detailed deployment guidance, for upgraders and migrators as well as for organizations entirely new to the Exchange platform. The book details how all of the major Exchange components fit together, from SMTP messages to all kinds of clients. It also provides in-depth configuration examples with an eye toward creating scalable, reliable, and secure installations. Additionally, this guide covers the tools and techniques for monitoring an Exchange environment and troubleshooting when things go wrong.

With Pro Exchange Server 2013 Administration, you will:

  • Learn how to install Exchange Server fresh or upgrade from a previous version

  • Get a comprehensive understanding of Exchange, with thorough coverage of Mailbox server and Client Access server

  • Understand the tools and techniques for configuring and managing your Exchange deployment to ensure scalability, reliability, efficiency and security

  • Learn how to monitor your deployment and prepare for any problems and how to troubleshoot any problems that do arise

  • What you'll learn

  • A comprehensive set of best practices for administering Exchange Server 2013 on a daily basis.

  • A thorough understanding of new features.

  • How to design and deploy new Exchange 2013 servers and upgrade existing Exchange servers to Exchange 2013.

  • Learn best practices for high availability and disaster recovery.

  • Understand the differences and similarities between Exchange on-premise and Exchange Online.

  • Who this book is for

    Pro Exchange Server 2013 Administration is intended for mail system administrators and architects who design, deploy, and support messaging infrastructures that include Microsoft Exchange.

    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Dedication
    3. Contents at a Glance
    4. Contents
    5. About the Author
    6. About the Technical Reviewer
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. Introduction
    9. CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Exchange Server 2013
      1. Getting Started
      2. Integration with Active Directory
      3. Exchange Server 2013 Architecture
      4. Summary
    10. CHAPTER 2: Installing Exchange Server 2013
      1. Requirements and Prerequisite Software
      2. Exchange Server 2013 Installation
      3. Unattended Exchange Server 2013 Installation
      4. Postinstallation Configuration
      5. Summary
    11. CHAPTER 3: Coexistence and Migration
      1. Transition to Exchange Server 2013
      2. Prerequisites
      3. Preparing Active Directory
      4. Installing the Exchange 2013 Mailbox Server
      5. Installing the Exchange 2013 Client Access Server
      6. Configuring Namespaces and Coexistence
      7. SMTP Mail in a Coexistence Scenario
      8. Moving Resources to Exchange 2013
      9. Decommissioning the Previous Exchange Server
      10. Summary
    12. CHAPTER 4: Client Access Server
      1. Overview of Client Access Technologies
      2. Front-End Transport Service
      3. Summary
    13. CHAPTER 5: Mailbox Server
      1. The Mailbox Server role
      2. The Transport Service
      3. Unified Messaging
      4. Summary
    14. CHAPTER 6: Managing Exchange Server 2013
      1. The Management Tools
      2. Management Tasks
      3. Summary
    15. CHAPTER 7: Backup, Restore, and Disaster Recovery in Exchange Server 2013
      1. Backing up Exchange 2013
      2. Restoring Exchange Server 2013
      3. Disaster Recovery with Exchange Server 2013
      4. Exchange Native Data Protection
      5. Summary
    16. CHAPTER 8: Monitoring Exchange Server 2013
      1. Ad Hoc Monitoring Tools
      2. Performance Monitoring
      3. Managed Availability
      4. Monitoring by Using the Exchange Management Shell
      5. Workload Management
      6. System Center Operations Manager
      7. Summary
    17. CHAPTER 9: Troubleshooting Exchange 2013
      1. Troubleshooting Tools
      2. Analyzing the Problems
      3. Database Availability Group Problems
      4. Test Commands in Exchange Management Shell
      5. Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL)
      6. Log Parser
      7. The Exchange Community
      8. Summary
    18. Index