Part 2 of 4 in the Exchange Server 2013 Core Solutions (70-341) series will teach how to configure and manage a Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 messaging environment. This course will teach students guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help them optimize their Exchange server deployment. Core Solutions will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan, install, and manage the mailbox role, client access, transport, and Exchange infrastructure.
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.
Plan the Mailbox Role Greetings, and welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching, Install, Configure, and Manage the Mailbox Role. This is a primary section for the 70-341 exam for Exchange 2013 core. The sub topic we're discussing is Plan the Mailbox Role. Under the subject Plan the mailbox role, this objective may include, but is not limited to, plan for database size and storage performance requirements. Plan for virtualization requirements and scenarios. Plan mailbox role capacity and placement. Design public folder placement strategy. And validate storage by running JetStress. Okay so let's get started. The company we're looking into here is called, GloboComm. They're a large provider of global broadband. Now the problem they're having is that they're moving from a legacy version of Exchange to Exchange 2013, and they want to be sure they are planning properly for the Mailbox role. Our goal is going to be to explain key aspects of the Mailbox role, including virtualization and public folder deployment, and what tools are available to assist in proper planning. Okay, so let's get started.
Configure and Manage the Mailbox Role And welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching Install, Configure, and Manage the Mailbox Role. It's a primary section of the 70-341 exam, the Exchange 2003 core exam. And in this lesson, we'll be discussing the subsection Configure and Manage the Mailbox Role. Under the subsection configure and manage the mailbox role, this objective may include but is not limited to create and configure Offline Address Books, create and configure public folders, deploy mailbox server roles, and design and create hierarchical address lists. Four completely separate and unique subjects. Okay, so let's get started.
High Availability Solutions for the Mailbox Role Greetings and welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching Install, Configure, and Manage the Mailbox Role. It's a primary subject for the 70-341 Exchange 2013 Core Solutions Exam. The subsection we're actually discussing in this lesson is, Deploy and Manage High Availability Solutions for the Mailbox Role. Under the section deploy and manage High Availability Solutions for the Mailbox Role, this objective may include but is not limited to, create and configure a database availability group or DAG, identify failure domains, manage DAG networks, configure proper placement of a file share witness, and manage mailbox database copies. Now, one important thing to consider is that our discussion is revolving around the 70-341 core solutions exam. With the 70-342 advanced solution exam, there's a whole section on designing, configuring, and managing site resiliency. So there's a whole section devoted to high availability and database availability groups for that exam. With this exam, it's really just a subsection under the deployment and management of the mailbox role. So it's not essential that you know every last little thing with regard to high availability. Not yet, anyway. We'll focus on the foundation, or core portion, in this lesson. But rest assured there is much more to learn about high availability. Okay, so let's get started.
Monitor and Troubleshoot the Mailbox Role Greetings and welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching the lesson, Install, Configure, and Manage the Mailbox Role. This is a primary section of the 70-341 core solutions exam, and our focus in this lesson is monitor and troubleshoot the mailbox role. Under the section monitor and troubleshoot the Mailbox role, this objective may include but is not limited to troubleshoot database replication and replay, troubleshoot database copy activation, troubleshoot mailbox role performance, trouble shoot database failures and monitor database replication and content indexing. Okay. So let's get started. The company that we're working with is actually a familiar one. It's called E-Help. It's a support company that uses email and text messages to assist end users. We worked with them in the previous lesson as well. Now, the reason they're back is that now they have a new problem. Now that we've assisted them in implementing a DAG for their environment, they're concerned about monitoring and troubleshooting. Our goal is going to be to suggest a monitoring solution to aid them in acting quickly should a problem arise, and to help them to formulate a troubleshooting plan.
Backup and Recovery for the Mailbox Role and Public Folders Greetings and welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching Install, Configure, and Manage the Mailbox Role. It's a primary heading for the 70-341 Core Lutions Exchange 2013 Certification Exam. Subsection we're discussing in this lesson is, Develop Backup and Recovery Solutions for the Mailbox and Public Folders. Under the section develop backup and recovery solutions for the Mailbox role and public folders. This objective may include, but is not limited to manage lagged copies, determine most appropriate backup solution and strategy, perform a dial tone restore, perform item-level recovery, recover the public folder hierarchy, and recover a mailbox server role. So, these are the various objectives for this discussion. We'll be talking about them, but not necessarily in this order. This order's a bit confusing. So, we'll put this in a little bit of a better order for us to be able to digest the information. Now, much of this will be covered from a conceptual perspective. For step-by-step, in depth coverage, you'll want to look for our Exchange Backup Recovery courses. Seriously, these objectives would take five or more hours to teach from beginning to end. So, we're going to move fast, and we're going to go conceptual for you on this one. For the certification exam, it's essential that you understand the concepts behind how these things work. Not necessarily the step by step procedures for each and every part of these processes, not necessarily the step-by-step procedures. Okay, so let's get started.
Create and Configure Mail-Enabled Objects And welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching Install, Configure, and Manage the Mailbox Role. It's a primary heading in the 70-341 course solutions exchange 2013 certification exam. The subtopic that we're discussing in this lesson is create and configure mail-enabled objects. Under the topic create and configure mail enabled objects, this objective may include but is not limited to: configure resource mailboxes and scheduling, configure team mailboxes, also known as site mailboxes. That's actually their official name for that solution that we'll discuss. Configure distribution lists. Configure moderation. And, configure a linked mailbox. Now under the list of objectives, you may notice that these are more advanced topics. We're not discussing the configuration or creation of recipients, simple mailboxes of that sort. No, they assume that you already understand those basic concepts and so they're looking at the next level when it comes to mail-enabled objects. Okay, so let's get started. So from a scenario perspective, we're working with a company called Collaboration Station. Their motto, Why Work Alone. They use the latest technology to ensure complete collaboration on all projects. Their problem is that they have Exchange 2013 in their environment, as well as SharePoint and Lync 2013. But they need help configuring important collaboration objects. So our goal is going to be to demonstrate various mail-enabled objects like resource mailboxes, site mailboxes and so forth. And then of course it will be up to them to decide which ones they wish to enable in their environment.
Manage Mail-Enabled Object Permissions Greetings. Welcome to TrainSignal. Your watching Install, Configure and Manage the Mailbox Role. It is a primary topic for the 70-341 course solutions exchange 2013 certification exam. The sub-topic we'll be discussing in this lesson is manage mail-enabled object permissions. Under the subject, manage mail-enabled object permissions, this object may include, but is not limited to, configure mailbox folder permissions, configure mailbox permissions, set up auto-mapping, determine when you use Send As and Send On Behalf of permissions, set up room mailbox delegates and set up team mailbox membership. Okay, so let's get started.