Month: June 2018

Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 – Prerequisites

The implementation of Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, like any other critical component of an Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, has prerequisites. These includes prerequisites for Microsoft Active Directory (AD) as well as the operating system. Microsoft has provided a list of the prerequisites for Microsoft Exchange Server 2016. That documentation may be found here.


Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 – Microsoft Active Directory Schema Changes

Installing Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 requires changes to the Microsoft Active Directory (AD) schema. Typically, schema changes are feared by Microsoft Active Directory (AD) engineers and administrators. However, it doesn’t need to be that way. Microsoft has provided a list of the schema changes that are made to Active Directory (AD) in preparation for Microsoft…


Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 – Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator Version 9.1

Sizing your Microsoft Exchange infrastructure is critical to ensuring proper availability and performance. Thankfully, Microsoft provides the Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator which may be found here. Although it states it is written for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 this calculator may also be used for Microsoft Exchange Server 2016.


Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 – Mailbox Server Services

In many environments monitoring solutions are used to help facilitate availability and expected performance levels. Below is a representative list of Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Mailbox server services that are good candidates for monitoring your Microsoft Exchange environment. Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology Microsoft Exchange DAG Management Microsoft Exchange Diagnostics Microsoft Exchange EdgeSync Microsoft Exchange…


Microsoft Active Directory – Domain and Forest Functional Levels

You may use the following (2) Microsoft Windows PowerShell cmdlets to view the domain and forest functional levels of a Microsoft Active Directory domain. Get-ADDomain | Format-List Name, DomainMode Get-ADForest | Format-List Name, ForestMode


Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 – Mailbox Server Role Post Installation

After installing any application it is good practice to perform post installation tasks and Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 is no exception. Below you will find a step-by-step guide for the Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Mailbox Server role post installation tasks. Review the C:\ExchangeSetupLogs\ExchangeSetup.log file for errors or warnings. Right click the Exchange Management Shell and select Run…


Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 – Edge Transport Role Command Line Installation

The architecture of Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 includes the Edge Transport Role server role. Below you will find a step-by-step tutorial for installing the Edge Transport Role using the command line. Right click Windows PowerShell and select Run as Administrator. Execute the following command to install Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (ADLDS). Install-WindowsFeature ADLDS Install Microsoft .NET…


Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 – Mailbox Server Role Interactive Installation

Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 may be installed using the graphical user interface (GUI) or Windows PowerShell. Below you will find a step-by-step tutorial outlining the GUI installation of Microsoft Exchange Server 2016. Right click the setup.exe file and select Run as administrator. On the Check for Updates? dialog box select Connect to the Internet and check for…


Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 – Mailbox Server Role Prerequisites

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Mailbox Server role prerequisites may be installed during the graphical user interface (GUI) installation of the Mailbox Server role. Additionally, and recommended, you may use the process below to install the required prerequisites on the server that will be hosting the Mailbox Server role. These include installing operating system features,…


Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 – Mailbox Enabled User Command Line Configuration

You may use the following Microsoft Exchange Management Shell (EMS) cmdlet to configure a Mailbox-Enabled User in Microsoft Exchange Server 2016. Enable-Mailbox -Identity User