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Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Essentials

By : Biswanath Banerjee
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Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Essentials

By: Biswanath Banerjee

Overview of this book

PowerShell has become one of the most important skills in an Exchange administrator's armory. PowerShell has proved its mettle so widely that, if you're not already starting to learn PowerShell, then you're falling behind the industry. It isn't difficult to learn PowerShell at all. In fact, if you've ever run commands from a CMD prompt, then you'll be able to start using PowerShell straightaway. This book will walk you through the essentials of PowerShell in Microsoft Exchange Server and make sure you understand its nitty gritty effectively. You will first walk through the core concepts of PowerShell and their applications. This book discusses ways to automate tasks and activities that are performed by Exchange administrators and that otherwise take a lot of manual effort. Microsoft Exchange PowerShell Essentials will provide all the required details for Active Directory, System, and Exchange administrators to help them understand Windows PowerShell and build the required scripts to manage the Exchange Infrastructure.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Essentials
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Chapter 4. Exchange Security

Role-based access control (RBAC) is the new permissions model introduced in Exchange 2010. In the earlier versions of Exchange prior to Exchange 2010, we used to manage permissions on Exchange objects through Active Directory access control lists (ACLs). Modifying ACLs can have serious consequences from a management and upgrade perspective and can get complex very quickly.

RBAC provides a framework that allows delegation in Exchange Organization.

In this chapter, we will talk about securing Exchange and delegating access to administration tasks using RBAC. We will also configure certificates on Exchange and review its usage. The next configuration of applications to relay e-mails through Exchange will also be covered in this chapter. We will end this chapter by reviewing how to allow and block administrators to manage Exchange using Exchange Admin Center from the external network.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • The components of RBAC

  • Managing...