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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 6. Handling Exchange Server Roles

Five different server roles were introduced with the release of Exchange 2007 and 2010. These were Mailbox, Client Access, Hub Transport, Edge Transport, and Unified messaging role. They were introduced to optimize the use of system resources that were available at that time. Later, this was reduced to just Mailbox, Client Access, and Edge Transport in Exchange 2013. With the release of Exchange 2016, we just have two roles: Mailbox and Edge Transport.

In this chapter, we will configure the Client Access Services, such as POP, IMAP, Outlook Anywhere, and ActiveSync and different transport components. At the end, we will review the usage and configuration of Public folder mailboxes as a part of the Mailbox server role.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Configuring POP, IMAP, ActiveSync, and Outlook anywhere

  • Managing Client Access Servers

  • Managing Transport connectors

  • Managing DSN Messages

  • Managing Message Tracking logs

  • Managing Transport...