Exchange 2013 brings with it a new administration method

With Exchange 2007 we were given the Exchange Management Console (EMC), an installed MMC-based GUI console, and Exchange Management Shell (EMS) a command-line PowerShell-based console.  With Exchange 2010 we had the Exchange Control Panel (ECP), a web-based console added to the mix and it was enhanced with Service Pack releases.  It was obvious the goal […]

A Review of the Five Server Roles

This video presents a more detailed look at the five Server Roles in Exchange 2007. The Mailbox Role as its name implies hosts the mailbox databases as well as any public folder databases, while also providing MAPI access to Outlook clients.  The Mailbox Role is ordinarily installed with other roles on a single server, such […]

Getting Started with the Exchange Management Console

In today’s video I would like to talk about the tool you have to work with in Exchange Server 2007 the Exchange Management Console (EMC), so let’s start. On the left-hand side of the Exchange Management Console are four work centers, which consist of the Organization Configuration, Server Configuration, Recipient Configuration and the Toolbox.  The […]

Exchange 2010 Compliance Features

Cornucopias of features combine to aid Exchange admins in attaining compliance.  An elusive and seemingly unattainable goal for Exchange administrators is brought within reach through a variety of features found within Exchange 2010.  The secret is to know how these features work, and how to combine their efforts to provide the strength of their being […]

The Value of Getting Exchange 2010 and SharePoint 2010 to Work Together

Some things in IT life are no brainers.  In other words, they just make sense to do and don’t require a lot of thought.  Unfortunately sometimes these easy decisions lead to complicated implementation issues.  Case in point, you have a SharePoint server and you have an Exchange server.  SharePoint needs to send Alerts for administrators […]

High Availability with DAGs in Exchange 2010

When I’m approached by persons running Exchange 2003 or 2007 in their environment and they ask me what I think is the strongest reason to transition toward Exchange 2010 I tell them it’s the High Availability features through Database Availability Groups (DAGs). For those running Exchange 2003 it is a no brainer to move to […]

Configuring SMTP Connectors in Exchange 2010

SMTP Connectors are the mechanism Exchange 2010 uses to transfer mail between the Exchange infrastructure and external systems using the SMTP protocol. These external systems can include other email domains on the Internet, smart hosts such as mail filtering appliances, your ISP’s smart host, your SharePoint farm, etc. They are found on Exchange servers running […]