Plan for Impact of Exchange on Active Directory Services

Practice Labs Module
Time
40 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate

The "Plan for Impact of Exchange on AD Directory Services" module provides you with the instruction and server hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises: Prepare Infrastructure for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Deploy Exchange Server 2013.

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Overview

Introduction

The Plan for Impact of Exchange on AD Directory Services module provides you with the instruction and server hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises:

  • Prepare Infrastructure for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • Deploy Exchange Server 2013

Exercise 1 - Prepare Infrastructure for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Windows Active Directory Services is a requirement to run the Exchange Server messaging infrastructure. For Exchange to be fully functional, domain controllers must be within the same high speed network as the Exchange Server. Active Directory provides Exchange with services such as authentication of users who access their mailboxes, resolution of email addresses, expansion of distribution group membership and locating Exchange servers in a domain.

In this exercise, you will verify that the forest and domain functional levels are compatible with Exchange Server 2013 requirements. You will prepare Active Directory Domain Services for Exchange Server 2013 installation. When running setup for Exchange Server 2013, it is recommended that you execute this command on the first domain controller created in the domain, because changes on the Active Directory naming contexts such as the schema, configuration and domain and will be introduced.

Exercise 2 - Deploy Exchange Server 2013

The installation of Exchange Server 2013 is fairly-straightforward assuming you have completed the system pre-requisites on the domain controller and on the domain server where this messaging platform will be installed. In this exercise, you will perform a typical installation of Exchange Server roles (Mailbox and Client Access Server) and then test mail flow between two recipients.

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