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Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Unleashed (Unleashed)

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 doesn’t just add dozens of new features: It integrates multiple technologies into a common, unified communications system that can add value in many new ways. Now, five leading Exchange Server consultants help you deploy Exchange Server 2013 quickly and smoothly--and then efficiently manage, troubleshoot, and support it for years to come. More than a comprehensive, authoritative reference, Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Unleashed presents hundreds of helpful tips and tricks based on the authors’ unsurpassed early adopter experience with Exchange Server 2013 in real production environments.

Carefully and thoroughly, the authors explain what’s new and different in Microsoft Exchange 2013 and guide you through architecting, planning, implementing, and transitioning to your new Exchange Server environment. They offer best practices for establishing solid Active Directory, DNS, fabric, virtualization, and PKI security environments to support Exchange; implementing high availability and site resilience; and much more.

You’ll find expert discussions of security and compliance and uniquely practical and detailed coverage of day-to-day administration, management, maintenance, and optimization. The authors next turn to advanced platform integration, helping you leverage the full benefits of linking Exchange Server, SharePoint, and Unified Messaging. They conclude with a full section on Exchange Server’s dramatically improved support for endpoint clients, including Apple, Android, and Microsoft smartphones and tablets.

Detailed information on how to...

  • Use proven best practices to install Exchange Server 2013 from scratch or to upgrade from Exchange Server 2007/2010
  • Integrate Active Directory, DNS, fabric, and virtualization with Exchange Server 2013
  • Implement certificate-based Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Plan, deploy, migrate to, and support public folders
  • Protect your users and organization with both policy-based and content-enforced security
  • Design and implement message archiving, retention, and eDiscovery
  • Administer, optimize, and document your Exchange Server 2013 environment
  • Architect all aspects of an integrated, enterprise-level Exchange Server 2013 environment
  • Integrate Exchange Server with SharePoint Site Mailboxes, Enterprise Search, and more
  • Leverage the robust Outlook client for Windows, Mac, Web, tablet, and mobile phones


Microsoft Exchange Server is the world's leading e-mail server, used in organizations large and small throughout the world. The latest version, Exchange 2013, is due to be released in the fourth quarter of 2012, and is slated to be a major revision. Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Unleashed will be the most complete reference available for Exchange 2013, as well as being the first book on the subject. It is written by some of the leading authorities on Exchange, who have been working with the new version from pre-beta releases. It will provide not just a reference to Exchange's many features, new and old, but will provide hundreds of helpful tips and tricks based on the authors' experience implementing the beta and pre-release versions of the product in actual work environments. This book will be the first place that anyone working with Exchange 2013 will go to for information on getting the most out of Exchange.

About the Author

Rand Morimoto, Ph.D., MVP, MCITP, CISSP, has been in the computer industry for more than 30 years and has authored, coauthored, or been a contributing writer for dozens of books on Windows, Security, Exchange, BizTalk, and Remote and Mobile Computing. Rand is the president of Convergent Computing, an IT-consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay area that has been one of the key early adopter program partners with Microsoft, implementing the latest Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012, Windows 8, Exchange Server 2013, SharePoint 2013, Office 365, and Azure cloud services in production environments more than 18 months before the initial product releases.

Michael Noel, MCITP, MVP, is an internationally recognized technology expert, bestselling author, and well-known public speaker on a broad range of IT topics. He authored multiple major industry books that have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide. Michael has presented at over 100 technical and business conferences in more than 50 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including the first ever IT conference in Antarctica. Currently a partner at Convergent Computing ( in the San Francisco Bay area, Michael’s writing and extensive public-speaking experience across all seven continents leverage his real-world expertise in helping organizations realize business value from the information technology infrastructure.

Guy Yardeni, MCITP, CISSP, MVP, is an accomplished infrastructure architect, author, and overall geek-for-hire. Guy has been working in the IT industry for more than 15 years and has extensive experience designing, implementing, and supporting enterprise technology solutions. Guy is an expert at connecting business requirements to technology solutions and driving to successful completion the technical details of the effort while maintaining overall goals and vision. Guy maintains a widely read technical blog at and is a Windows MVP.

Chris Amaris, MCITP, MCTS, CISSP/ISSAP, CHS III, is the chief technology officer and cofounder of Convergent Computing. He has more than 20 years experience consulting for Fortune 500 companies, leading companies in the technology selection, design, planning, and implementation of complex information technology projects. Chris has worked with Microsoft Exchange Server since its original release in 1995. He specializes in messaging, security, performance tuning, systems management, and migration. Receiving his first Microsoft technologies certification in 1993, Chris is a current Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) with multiple Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications in Microsoft technologies, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with an Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) concentration, Certified Homeland Security (CHS III), a Novell CNE, a Banyan CBE, and a Certified Project Manager. Chris is also an author, writer, and technical editor for a number of IT books, including Microsoft System Center 2012 Unleashed, Network Security for Government and Corporate Executives, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unleashed, and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Unleashed.

Andrew Abbate enjoys the position of principal consultant and partner at Convergent Computing. With nearly 20 years of experience in IT, Andrew’s area of expertise is understanding a business’s needs and translating that to process and technologies to solve real problems. Having worked with companies from the Fortune Ten to companies of 10, Andrew has a unique perspective on IT and a grasp on “big picture” consulting. Andrew has also written nine industry books on varying technologies ranging from Windows to Security to Unified Communications and contributed to several others.

Table of Contents

Introduction     1

Part I Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Overview

1 Exchange Server 2013 Technology Primer     5

What Is Exchange Server 2013?      5

What’s New in Exchange Server 2013?      14

Exploring the New Exchange Administration Center (EAC)      17

Architectural Changes in Exchange Server 2013     18

Improvements in Exchange Server 2013 Relative to Security     20

Improvements in Exchange Server 2013 Relative to eDiscovery and Retention     21

Changes to Public Folders in Exchange Server 2013     22

Introduction of Site Mailboxes in Exchange Server 2013     23

Exchange Server 2013 as the Focal Point for Remote and Mobile Communications     24

Integration with Lync 2013     26

Improving Unified Messaging in Exchange Server 2013     26

Making Exchange Server 2013 Extremely Reliable and Recoverable     27

Improving Configuration, Administration, and Management Through the Exchange Management Shell     29

Improving Performance Through Batch Moves and Processing     30

Understanding Mail Flow in Exchange Server 2013     31

Understanding the Importance of Active Directory for an Exchange Server 2013 Environment     32

Installing and Transitioning to Exchange Server 2013     33

Managing and Administering Exchange Server 2013     34

Summary     35

Best Practices     35

2 Understanding Core Exchange Server 2013 Design Plans     37

Planning for Exchange Server 2013     37

Understanding AD Design Concepts for Exchange Server 2013     42

Determining Exchange Server 2013 Placement     47

Configuring Exchange Server 2013 for Maximum Performance and Reliability     49

Securing and Maintaining an Exchange Server 2013 Implementation     50

Summary     51

Best Practices     51

3 Architecting an Enterprise-Level Exchange Server 2013 Environment     53

Designing Active Directory for Exchange Server 2013     53

Determining Hardware and Software Components     56

Designing Exchange Server Roles in an Exchange Server Environment     57

Designing Exchange Server Infrastructure     60

Integrating Client Access into Exchange Server 2013 Design     62

Summary     63

Best Practices     63

4 Understanding Network Services and Active Directory Domain Controller Placement for Exchange Server 2013     65

Domain Name System and Its Role in Exchange Server 2013     65

Outlining the Types of DNS Servers     67

Examining DNS Components     68

Using DNS to Route SMTP Mail in Exchange Server 2013     77

Understanding DNS Requirements for Exchange Server 2013     78

Configuring DNS to Support Exchange Servers     83

Troubleshooting DNS Problems     83

Global Catalog and Domain Controller Placement     87

Examining the Role of Domain Controllers in AD     90

Defining the Global Catalog     91

Exploring Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology Service     97

Understanding AD Functionality Modes and Their Relationship to Exchange Groups     99

Summary     103

Best Practices     103

5 Integrating Certificate-Based Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) in Exchange Server 2013     105

Understanding Public Key Infrastructure     106

Server Certificates in Exchange Server 2013     112

Installing a Windows Certification Authority Server     118

Securing an Exchange Server 2013 Server     122

Securing an IIS Web Server     129

Implementing Secured Email Communications with Exchange Server 2013     138

Using Outlook to Send and Receive Digitally Signed and Encrypted Emails     144

Summary     149

Best Practices     149

Part II Implementing and Transitioning to Exchange Server 2013

6 Installing and Configuring the Basics of Exchange Server 2013 for a Brand-New Environment     151

Understanding the Exchange Server 2013 Server Roles     152

Understanding the Prerequisites for Exchange Server 2013     153

Understanding High Availability and Site Resilience in Exchange Server 2013     156

Exchange Server 2013 Hardware Requirements     157

Understanding the Active Directory Requirements for Exchange Server 2013     158

Understanding Role Based Access Control     167

Planning Your Exchange Server 2013 Installation     170

Deploying Active Directory from Scratch     172

Preparing Your Environment for Exchange Server 2013     182

Installing Exchange Server 2013     192

Finalizing the Deployment     194

Summary     195

Best Practices     195

7 Transitioning from Exchange Server 2007/2010 to Exchange Server 2013     197

High-Level Guide for Transition from Exchange Server 2007/2010 to Exchange Server 2013     198

Understanding How to Transition to Exchange Server 2013     199

Deploying a Prototype Lab for the Exchange Server 2013 Transition Process     204

Migrating to a Brand-New Exchange Server 2013 Environment     206

Planning Your Transition     207

Summary     219

Best Practices     219

8 Implementing and Supporting a Highly Available Exchange Server 2013 Environment     221

Understanding Windows Failover Clustering     222

Understanding Database Availability Groups     223

Deploying a Database Availability Group     226

Comparing and Contrasting DAG Versus CCR/SCR/SCC     246

Load Balancing in Exchange Server 2013     248

Software Load Balancing in Windows     249

Summary     254

Best Practices     255

9 Public Folders     257

Understanding Public Folders     258

Planning a Public Folder Environment     261

Implementing a Public Folder Environment     264

Managing Public Folders     271

Migrating Public Folders     278

Summary     283

Best Practices     284

Part III Securing and Compliance in an Exchange Server 2013 Environment

10 Understanding Exchange Policy Enforcement Security     287

What Is Enterprise Policy Management in Exchange Server 2013?      288

Understanding Relevant Governmental Regulations for Policy Enforcement     288

Using Transport Agents in Exchange Server 2013     297

Understanding the Hub Transport Agents in Exchange Server 2013     299

Understanding Transport Agent Policies on the Edge     305

Creating Messaging Records Retention Policies     307

Utilizing Rights Management Services for Policy Enforcement     310

Exchange Server 2013 Client-Level Security Enhancements     324

Protecting Against Spam     325

Securing Outlook Web App     329

Summary     331

Best Practices     332

11 Exchange Edge Including Antispam/Anti-Malware Protection for Exchange     333

Installing and Configuring the Edge Transport Server Components     334

Utilizing the Basic Sender and Recipient Connection Filters     343

Utilizing Sender ID on an Edge Transport Server     352

Using Content Filtering to Isolate Inappropriate Content     358

Fine-Tuning Content Filtering     364

Using Content Filtering to Allow and Reject Domain-Level Content     366

Filtering Content in a Message Attachment     368

Using Sender/IP Reputation to Filter Content     371

Using Address Rewriting to Standardize on Domain Address Naming for an Organization     373

Using EdgeSync to Synchronize Active Directory Information to the Edge Transport Server     375

Implementing Safelist Aggregation for Microsoft Outlook     380

Managing and Maintaining an Edge Transport Server     382

Exchange Server-Level Security Features     386

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange     393

Summary     394

Best Practices     394

12 Designing and Implementing Message Archiving, Retention, and eDiscovery     397

Why Is Email Archiving and Retention So Important These Days?      398

What Is Archiving, Retention, and eDiscovery?      398

Archiving in Exchange Using Archive Mailboxes     399

Creating and Using an Exchange Archive Mailbox     401

Retention in Exchange Server 2013 Using Retention Policies     405

Handling Legal Hold in Exchange     412

eDiscovery and Searching for Content     415

Summary     420

Best Practices     420

Part IV Exchange Administration, Management, Maintenance, and Optimization

13 Administering an Exchange Server 2013 Environment     423

Exchange Administration Center     423

Exchange Management Shell     428

Performing Common Tasks     431

Introduction to Role Based Access Control     436

Understanding Journaling     441

Understanding Archiving     446

Server Administration     448

Summary     451

Best Practices     451

14 Exchange Server 2013 Management and Maintenance Practices     453

Proper Care and Feeding of Exchange Server 2013     454

Maintenance Tools for Exchange Server 2013     457

The Exchange Administration Center     459

The Exchange Toolbox     460

Auditing the Environment     465

Best Practices for Performing Database Maintenance     474

Prioritizing and Scheduling Maintenance Best Practices     476

Postmaintenance Procedures     482

Reducing Management and Maintenance Efforts     482

Summary     483

Best Practices     484

15 Optimizing an Exchange Server 2013 Environment     485

Examining Exchange Server 2013 Performance Improvements     486

Analyzing Capacity and Performance     491

Optimizing Exchange Server 2013 Servers     494

Monitoring Exchange Server 2013     503

Analyzing and Monitoring Core Elements     504

Properly Sizing Exchange Server 2013     510

Monitoring Exchange Server with System Center Operations Manager     515

Summary     516

Best Practices     517

16 Backing Up the Exchange Server 2013 Environment     519

Understanding the Importance of Backups     519

Establishing Service Level Agreements     521

Supporting Backups with Documentation     523

Logging Daily Backup Results and Evaluation     526

Roles and Responsibilities     527

Developing a Backup Strategy     528

What to Back Up on Exchange Servers     532

The Need for Backups with Database Availability Groups     536

Backing Up Windows Server and Exchange Server 2013     537

Backing Up Specific Windows Services     538

Recovering Exchange Server Application and Exchange Server Data     542

Protecting Exchange Servers with System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager     546

Summary     555

Best Practices     556

17 Using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager to Monitor Exchange Server 2013     557

Exchange Server 2013 Monitoring     558

Understanding How OpsMgr Works     559

OpsMgr Architecture Components     564

Securing OpsMgr     576

Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery     581

Understanding OpsMgr Components     587

Putting It All Together in a Design     592

Installing OpsMgr 2012     600

Configuring OpsMgr     614

Administering OpsMgr     624

Exploring the Exchange Server 2013 Management Pack     630

Summary     641

Best Practices     641

18 Documenting an Exchange Server 2013 Environment     643

Benefits of Documentation     644

Exchange Server 2013 Project Documentation     646

Exchange Server 2013 Environment Documentation     656

Exchange Server 2013 Administration and Maintenance Documents     659

Disaster Recovery Documentation     662

Performance Documentation     665

Security Documentation     666

Training Documentation     667

Summary     668

Best Practices     668

Part V Platform Integration in an Exchange Server 2013 Environment

19 Designing and Configuring Unified Messaging in Exchange Server 2013     669

Unified Messaging Features     669

Unified Messaging Architecture     676

Unified Messaging Installation     689

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Unified Messaging     700

Unified Messaging Shell Commands     713

SIP Protocol     716

Summary     718

Best Practices     718

20 Integrating Exchange with SharePoint Site Mailboxes, Enterprise Search, and More     721

Understanding the History of SharePoint Technologies     722

Identifying the Need for SharePoint 2013     726

Exploring Basic SharePoint Features     727

Exploring End-User Features in SharePoint     729

Enabling Site Mailbox Functionality in SharePoint 2013     734

Customizing and Developing SharePoint Sites     741

Summary     742

Best Practices     742

Part VI Client Access to Exchange

21 Getting the Most Out of the Microsoft Outlook Client     743

Outlook over the Years     744

Highlighted Features in Outlook 2013     745

Security Enhancements in Outlook 2013     756

Implementing Outlook Anywhere     763

Deploying Outlook 2013     766

Using Outlook 2013     768

Leveraging Social Media in Outlook     777

Using Cached Exchange Mode for Offline Functionality     779

Summary     783

Best Practices     784

22 Leveraging the Capabilities of the Outlook Web App (OWA) Client     785

Understanding Outlook Web App (OWA)      786

Using Outlook Web App 2013     788

Using the Calendar in OWA     802

Using Tasks in OWA     805

Using Contacts in OWA     806

The Options Page     807

Signing Out of OWA 2013     818

Summary     818

Best Practices     819

23 Mobility and Mobile Device Support in Exchange Server 2013     821

Understanding Mobility Enhancements in Exchange Server 2013     822

Enabling ActiveSync in Exchange Server 2013     823

Securing Access to ActiveSync with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Encryption     824

Enabling Offline Outlook Web App (OWA) in Exchange Server 2013     829

Summary     832

Best Practices     832

Index     833

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Morimoto, Rand And Michael Noel, Guy Yardeni, Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate.
Noel, Michael
Amaris, Chris
Morimoto, Rand
Abbate, Andrew
Yardeni, Guy
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