Exchange 2013 Administration

Learn how to install, configure and administer Exchange 2013

The course will allow the delegate to install, maintain, and manage Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. The course covers all main features including mailbox management, mail delivery, availability, security and compliance.

Course Code
4 Days
Delivery Style
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Private Only
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Purpose of this course

This course will teach delegates how to get the best from Exchange 2013 and enhance their ability to administer their own messaging infrastructures.

Who is this course for

This course is designed for those new to Exchange 2013 who need to become proficient in the administration of their messaging system.

You will learn how to
  • Deploy and manage Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • Create and manage various recipient objects in Exchange Server 2013
  • Configure client connectivity to Exchange Server 2013 Client Access server
  • Configure message transport
  • Implement high availability
  • Implement disaster recovery for Exchange Server 2013
  • Configure message security options
  • Configure administrative security and administrative auditing
  • Monitor Exchange Server 2013
Benefits for your organisation

Exchange 2013 administration is an involved and skilled task that is essential to the communication needed in any successful organization.  Trained administrators can ensure the successful deployment, smooth running and high availability of this comprehensive messaging and collaboration product.  Don't let your administration team waste time finding out the hard way.

Benefits for you as an individual

You will gain essential knowledge and understanding of the concepts of the new Exchange architecture.  You will receive hands on skills and experience administering the system that will give you confidence and save time in the workplace.

Overview of Exchange 2013
  • 2013 Pre-Requisites
  • Active Directory overview
  • 2013 Roles
  • Installing 2013
  • License requirements for Exchange
  • Operating system – will this be server 2012?
  • Hosted on Cloud Office 365
Overview of Exchange 2013 Admin Tools
  • Exchange Admin Centre
  • Exchange Management Shell
Managing Recipients
  • 2013 Recipient Types
  • Configuring Mailboxes
  • Configuring Other Recipient Objects including groups, contacts, mail users,
    room / resource mailboxes and delegates
  • What are Team Mail boxes, Linked mailboxes?
  • Moving, deleting and disabling mailboxes
  • Configuring Distribution Groups
Using Outlook 2013 with Exchange
  • Installing
  • Configuring Outlook accounts
  • Searching with Outlook
  • PST and OST files, Archive
  • Rules and Delegation
  • Troubleshooting connectivity
  • What is Office Web App?
Configuring the Mailbox Server Role
  • Mailbox Server Role Functionality
  • Configuring Mailbox Servers
  • Configure Mailbox databases (including indexing)
  • Address lists
Configuring the Client Access Server Role
  • Client Access Server Role Functionality
  • Configuring Client Access Servers
  • Configuring Outlook Web App and Mobile Access
  • Exchange Control Panel – does this exist for end users?
    Allow block quarantine?
  • POP and IMAP
Administering Message Transport
  • Overview of Transport Delivery
  • Creating Connectors
  • Delivering and receiving  SMTP Internet mail 
  • E-mail Address Policies
  • Configuration of Transport Rules
  • Transport Dumpster
Compliance Management
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Retention Policies
  • E-Discovery and Hold
  • Journaling
Configuring High Availability
  • Database Availability Groups witness placement and resilience
  • Client Access Server High Availability and Windows NLB
  • Exchange Backup and Restore including
  • Mailbox permissions (Full access, Send as)
  • Admin Roles and  User Roles
  • Auditing
  • Split Permissions
Maintaining Exchange 2013
  • Monitoring Exchange
  • Maintaining Exchange
Appendix: Edge Server and Hygiene
  • What is an Edge Server?
  • Installing an Edge Server and Configuring Connectors
  • Managing Hygiene on the Edge Server
Appendix: Public Folders
  • What are Modern Public Folders?
  • Creating Public Folders
  • Securing Public Folders
  • Configuring public Folder Settings

Delegates should have some server 2008 or 2012 experience; a working knowledge of Active Directory is also expected.  No prior Exchange version experience is necessary, though any is advantageous