Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Operation Guide


Written Exchange 2013 Operation Guide which carries complete detail on basic day-to-day Exchange administration that are performed by level 1 and level 2 Exchange Administrator. This guide will be very much helpful for them to understand the basic Exchange 2013 administration. This is the draft initial copy. I will keep it updated ongoing with several other Exchange 2013 admin related task.

You can download your copy from the below url

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Exchange-Server-2013-e35c46ed

Version 0.3 Updated on 24/03/14

  • Added few more mailbox, contact, distribution powershell cmdlet for various cases

Version 0.2 Updated on 20/03/14

  • Added messaging tracking powershell cmdlet for various cases

Version 0.1 Updated on 14/03/14:

  • Restriction of Microsoft Outlook Version for single mailbox
  • Restriction of Microsoft Outlook Version for mailbox server
  • Blocking RPC Over HTTP for Outlook Clients
  • Enable Microsoft Exchange Cached Mode for Outlook Clients
  • Disabling Pop3 and IMAP Protocol
  • Disabling access to Outlook Web Access
  • Disabling ActiveSync access
  • Exchange Server 2013 Service Administration with Powershell cmdlet
  • To Change Regional Time Zone of user mailbox
  • Adding additional folder on user mailbox
  • Adding Email Signature on User Mailbox
  • Checking the Mobile Device Statistics
  • Exchange Server 2013 Retention Policy
  • Removal of network from Exchange 2013

Table of Contents

1        Introduction. 4

2        Exchange Admin Center 4

3        Installation of Exchange Server 2013 Management Tool 4

3.1          Installation of Exchange Server 2013 Management Tool in Windows 7. 4

3.2          Installation of Exchange Server 2013 Management Tool in Windows 8. 5

4        Exchange 2013 Role Based Access Control 5

4.1          Built in Role Groups. 5

4.2          Built In Management Role. 6

4.3          Exchange Server 2013 Scope Creation. 7

4.4          Role Group Creation. 7

4.5          Add Role Group Member 7

5        Operations Management 8

5.1          Mailbox Management 8

5.1.1            Creation of user mailbox using Exchange Admin Center 8

5.1.2            Creating & enabling user mailbox using Exchange Powershell 8

5.1.3            Creating Bulk User Mailbox. 8

5.1.4            Enabling and Disabling User Mailbox. 8

5.1.5            Connecting User Mailbox. 9

5.1.6            Removing User Mailbox. 9

5.1.7            Creating Resource and Room Mailbox. 9

5.1.8            Purging message content of user mailbox. 9

5.1.9            Managing Mailbox Permission for user mailbox. 9

5.1.10          Verifying the Mailbox Permission. 9

5.1.11          Enabling and disabling Auto-reply & OOF for Mailbox. 9

5.1.12          Cleaning Mailbox in Database. 10

5.1.13          To check Soft Deleted Mailbox. 10

5.1.14          To verify disconnected Mailbox. 10

5.1.15          To Connect the disconnected Mailbox. 10

5.1.16          Moving Mailbox using Exchange Powershell 10

5.1.17          Checking the Move request statistics. 10

5.1.18          Viewing Mailbox Statistics. 10

5.1.19          Finding pressure on a mailbox database. 11

5.2          Contact Management 11

5.2.1            Creating a mail contact using Exchange Admin Center 11

5.2.2            Creating a mail contact using Exchange Powershell 11

5.3          Distribution Group Management 11

5.3.1            Creating a Distribution Group using Exchange Admin Center 11

5.3.2            Creating a Distribution Group using Exchange Powershell 11

5.3.3            Members approval to add in the Group. 11

5.3.4            Sending email from the Group. 12

5.3.5            Email approval for Sending message to the Group. 12

6        Daily Tasks. 12

6.1          Performing Physical Environmental Checks. 13

6.2          Performing and Monitoring Backups. 13

6.3          Checking Disk Usage. 13

6.4          Checking Disk Space. 13

6.5          Checking the Event Viewer 14

6.6          Monitoring Server Performance. 14

6.7          Monitoring the Operating System.. 14

7        Weekly Tasks. 14

8        Monthly Tasks. 14

9        Server Administration And Maintenance. 15

9.1          Verifying the Mailbox Database copy status. 15

9.2          Step By Step Exchange 2013 Database Recovery. 15

9.3          Installing Rollups and patches on Exchange Server 2013. 16

9.3.1            Bringing mailbox server MBX01 to Maintenance. 16

9.3.2            Resuming Exchange server 2013 to normal transport processing. 17

9.3.3            Balancing the Exchange databases in DAG.. 17

9.3.4            Moving the Primary Active Manager (Optional) 18

9.4          Step by Step Exchange 2013 DataCenter Failover 18

9.4.1            Exchange DAG Terminology. 18

9.4.2            Verification of Exchange 2013 DAG Components: 19

9.4.3            Exchange 2013 Datacenter SwitchOver 20

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About Raji Subramanian

Nothing great to say about me...Just want to share my knowledge for others that will be useful at any moment of time when they stuck in critical issue....
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