Exchange Server 2013: Overview and Installation

This course is Part 1 of 3 in the Exchange Server 2013 Administration series. This course will take a new admin into the world of Exchange Server 2013 and bring them to the point where they feel comfortable deploying it in their environment and feel confident they can implement the various features.
Course info
Rating
(208)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 29, 2013
Duration
3h 2m
Table of contents
Course Scenario and Lab Setup
An Overview of Exchange 2013
An Understanding of Exchange 2013 Architecture and Server Roles
Exchange 2013 Deployment Decisions and Prerequisites
Installation of Exchange 2013
Exchange 2013 Management Tools
Exchange 2013 Organization Features
Description
Course info
Rating
(208)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 29, 2013
Duration
3h 2m
Description

This course is Part 1 of 3 in the Exchange Server 2013 Administration series. This course will take a new admin into the world of Exchange Server 2013 and bring them to the point where they feel comfortable deploying it in their environment and feel confident they can implement the various features. Students should be somewhat knowledgeable with regard to Microsoft solutions. Server solutions like DNS, certificate services and Active Directory are essential. Any legacy Exchange knowledge the student may have will be helpful for them as well.

About the author
About the author

J. Peter Bruzzese (one of the co-founders of ClipTraining.com) is an Exchange MVP and an internationally published technical author with over a dozen titles to his credit. In addition, he is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and a Triple-MCSE and MCITP for Messaging. He has been a technical journalist for 15 years and is the Enterprise Windows columnist for InfoWorld.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

An Understanding of Exchange 2013 Architecture and Server Roles
Welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching An Understanding of Exchange 2013 Architecture and Server Roles. Before you get too nervous about the word architecture, what exactly do we mean when we say Exchange Architecture? Exchange Architecture revolves around how Exchange works, how email flows through and into mailboxes and the underlying processes that make that happen. No need to get too nervous just yet when we say architecture we're really just talking about how Exchange works.

Exchange 2013 Deployment Decisions and Prerequisites
Greetings and welcome to Train Signal, you're watching: Exchange 2013 Deployment Decisions and Prerequisites. When it comes to an installation of Exchange 2013, there are a lot of questions that have to be answered before you even install that first Exchange 2013 server. Should you virtualize or install it on bare-metal? What specifications are needed for that server? Whether it's installed physically or virtualized, the specs are the same. Is your active directory ready for an Exchange installation? In fact, you might even be asking the question: is there a pre-existing Exchange or legacy Exchange installed in the environment? And then on the server itself, what prerequisites are needed? What other solutions have to be installed first? Like the dot net framework and so forth. So, all of these different questions have to be answered first before you begin the process of installing Exchange 2013. And so, that's what we need to discuss now. Okay, so let's get started.

Installation of Exchange 2013
Greetings, and welcome to TRAINSIGNAL. You're watching installation of Exchange 2013. The installation process of Exchange 2013 is not your typical Next, Next, Finish type of install. You know what I'm talking about, the installations where you pretty much have to just follow the prompts and it almost installs itself? With Exchange 2013, the choices you make must be thought out well in advance, and all of your prerequisites must be complete, or Exchange simply won't install. Or worse yet, it might install partially and then fail, and sometimes when that happens you pretty much are looking at a do-over, because then little things are not quite right as you go forward. So even if it says that you complete the installation by fixing the prerequisites that were missing and so forth, you still might have an incomplete install. So what you really want, is for that installation to go as smoothly as possible. And the key to that is making sure that you've met all of the prerequisites, making sure your active directory is set up properly, and making sure that your Exchange server itself has all of the needed hardware and software requirements before attempting the install.

Exchange 2013 Management Tools
Greetings, and welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching Exchange 2013 Management Tools. With Exchange 2010, there were three different Exchange management options. Well, that's changed now with Exchange 2013. 2013 has both an Exchange Administration Console, an EAC, and that's your web-based GUI management option. And it has an Exchange Management Shell. As an Exchange Administrator, it's important and absolutely necessary that you know how to work with both, the EAC and the EMS. Okay, so let's get started.