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Learn Microsoft Exchange Server Beginner to Master

Beginner course covers all topics related to single Exchange server deployment with concepts and configuration demo
Instructor:
Mohammed Niyas
532 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Learn how to design, deploy, and manage Exchange Server
Learn How to setup, Migrate and Manage Hybrid Exchange Setup (Office 365) with On-premises Exchange server
Fundamentals of Active Directory and DNS for Exchange Server

What is new?

– Hybrid Exchange – (Deployment, Co-existence, Migration and Decommission) – Completed

– Troubleshooting with students – Articles – New

Microsoft’s Exchange is a messaging platform that provides mailbox scheduling, solutions, and a variety of other tools for messaging collaboration and applications. This course offers Microsoft Exchange Server Training that helps you to understand the working of each technology in a Messaging environment and deployment of a single Exchange Server.

This course teaches IT, professionals, how to administer and support Exchange Server. The course covers how to install and configure Exchange Server. In addition, the course covers how to manage client connectivity, message transport and hygiene, and highly available Exchange Server deployments.

This course includes videos (11 hours), slides, scripts, Quiz and Projects. The lectures will help you understand the concepts behind the technology, and how to implement Microsoft Exchange Server in the production environment with best practices. The course builds from the most basic level of knowledge and provides a solid foundation to advanced concepts like Advanced Exchange Server and Hybrid Configuration with Exchange Online.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to the Course

  • Basics of Email System

  • Active Directory for Exchange Server

  • Domain Name System

  • Introduction to Exchange Server

  • Deploy Basic Exchange Server

  • Mail Transport Service

  • Client Access Service

  • Outlook on the Web

  • Address book

  • Mobile ActiveSync

  • Edge Transport Server

  • Hybrid Exchange – Introduction to Hybrid Exchange

  • Hybrid Exchange – Hybrid Identity

  • Hybrid Exchange Configuration Wizard

  • Create and Test Resources in a Hybrid Exchange Setup

  • Migration and Mail flow management

  • Decommission your Exchange Server in a Hybrid Setup

Introduction

1
Introduction
2
Syllabus and Resource List
3
How to Practice

In this video, You will learn available options to practice Exchange Server 2019 Course.

Enroll and get 200$ free credit.

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/


4
How to reach me for Support and Doubts
5
Articles of Troubleshooting with Students
6
Download Exchange Server ISO

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=102900

Basics of Email system

1
How Email works

In this video, you will learn how emails work.

Email Address format:

Email Address = niyas@itproguide.com

User name: niyas

Domain Name: itproguide.com

Understand DNS:

A DNS server translates domain names to IP address.

MX Record:

Sender identify email server of the recipient using MX Record registered in DNS Manager

2
Understand basic email terminologies

In this video, you will get familiar with Email Terminologies

Maul User Agent:

SMTP Server

Mail Submission Agent

Mail Transfer Agent

Mail Delver Agent

POP3 & IMAP

3
Email Solutions

In this video, you will learn what are the different type of email solution available and different deployment methods.

  • Cloud based email solutions and On-premises email solutions

  • Type of deployment options

  • Why Microsoft Exchange is your choice?

4
Assessment

Assessment of topics covered in section 2, Basics of Email

Active Directory

1
Understand Active Directory for Exchange Server

In this video, you will learn what is Active Directory.


Active Directory is an Authentication and Authorization System provides centralized access management system. AD stores identity information of users and resources in a multi-master database.


Microsoft Exchange Server uses Active Directory to store and share directory information with windows

2
Active Directory Components (Domain,Tree, Forset, Schema, Trust, Global Catalog)

In this video, you will learn about Active Directory Components.


AD Objects: Users and Computer in an Active Directory

Active Directory: AD is a windows server role.

Domain Server: AD installed server is known as Domain controller.

Domain: Logical group of network objects like users and computers

Tree: A tree is a collection of one or more domain

Forest: A forest is made of one or more domain and domain tree

Schema: determine what kind of objects can be stored in the database and attributes of these objects.

Trust: Trust enable you to grant access to resources to users, groups and computers across entities.

Global Catalog Server: GB is an index, holds a full writable copy of objects in its host domain and partial copy of objects in other domains in the same forest

3
Demo: Install your first Active Directory Domain Controller

Install Active directory from command line


/***Open powershell and run the follwoing commands*****/


//Install the Active Director Domain Service

install-windowsfeature AD-Domain-Services


//import AD Deployment module

Import-Module ADDSDeployment


//Promote domain controller

Install-ADDSForest

-CreateDnsDelegation:$false

-DatabasePath “C:WindowsNTDS”

-DomainMode “Win2016”

-DomainName “m365proguide.com”

-DomainNetbiosName “M365PROGUIDE”

-ForestMode “Win2016”

-InstallDns:$true

-LogPath “C:WindowsNTDS”

-NoRebootOnCompletion:$false

-SysvolPath “C:WindowsSYSVOL”

-Force:$true

4
Active Directory tools - Manage Users and Computer

In this video, you will learn about tools available from Microsoft to manage Active Directory and how to create AD Objects

5
Join Computer to Active Directory Domain Controller

In this video, you will learn how to join a client PC to a Windows Active Directory

6
Section 3: Assessment

Assessment of topics covered in section 3, Basics of Active Directory

Domain Name System

1
Introduction to Domain Name System (Section Introduction)

In this video, you will learn what is DNS and why exchange administrator need to learn DNS

2
DNS Solutions

In this video, you will learn about the DNS solutions available and advantage of using windows DNS with Microsoft Exchange


Microsoft DNS

BIG IP DNS

BIND


For more information about BIGIP DNS, visit here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZLfZHtPDJM

3
DNS Namespace and How DNS works

An understanding of the working of DNS is very critical for Microsoft Exchange Server administrators


Topics covered in this video include following,


What is Domain Name Space

Fully qualified Domain Name

How DNS works

Summary


Url for root DNS server details: https://root-servers.org/

4
Microsoft Windows DNS Resolution

In this video, you will learn how windows DNS resolution works. DNS forwarders and root hints are the two major configurations affect organization-wide DNS resolution. The host file is a machine-specific and will be used for testing during troubleshooting.


DNS forwarders

Root Hint

Windows DNS resolution workflow

5
How to publish website - DNS configuration for local and Public DNS resolution

In this video, you will learn how to publish a website on the internet and intranet. After this video, you will be good at configuring local and internet DNS


Lab Environment: Windows IIS feature

Option 1: Azure VM - Windows Server 2019 (Demo)

Option 2: Windows Server 2019 in VMware or HyperV and Home router.

HTML page customization use: https://html5-editor.net

Domain Registrar: https://Godaddy.com

6
DNS Record Types

In this video, you will learn different type of DNS Records.


MXToolbox (Tool to Public lookup DNS): https://mxtoolbox.com/DNSLookup.aspx


NSlookup Command:

nslookup <Domain.com>

nslookup <web.Domain.com>

7
MX Record and SRV Record

In this video, you will learn MX record and SRV record. MX record is how public mail servers are identified on the internet. It is important to have sound knowledge on MX records.


MXToolbox (Tool to Public lookup DNS): https://mxtoolbox.com/DNSLookup.aspx

8
Assessment

Assessment of topics covered in section 4, DNS - Domain Name System

Introduction to Exchange Server

1
Introduction to Microsoft Exchange Server

In this video, you are going to learn what is Exchange Server Application.

2
Architecture - Exchange Server 2010/2013/2016/2019

Understanding the architecture is the first step in learning Exchange server troubleshooting. In this video, you are going to learn about Exchange Server Architecture.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/architecture/architecture?view=exchserver-2019

3
Exchange Server 2019 Requirments

In this video, you are going to learn about the requirements of Exchange

4
What is new ? Exchange Server 2019

In this video, You will learn about the new features in Exchange Server 2019

5
Licensing Exchange Server 2019

In this video, you will learn about the licensing part of Exchange Server 2019

6
Assessment

Assessment of topics covered in section 5, Introduction to Exchange Server

Deploy Basic Exchange Server - Simple Deployment

1
Pre-requsite of Exchange Server Deployment

In this video, you will learn about Exchange Server pre-requisites. Based on the version, you install the requirements may change. So it is always preferable to check Microsoft documentation

Microsoft Docs:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/plan-and-deploy/prerequisites?view=exchserver-2019

2
Storage - Prerequsite for Exchange Server 2019

In this video, you will learn about Exchange Server pre-requisites. Based on the version, you install the requirements may change. So it is always preferable to check Microsoft documentation

3
Deploy First Exchange Server 2019
4
Admin tools Installation for Exchange Server 2019

Exchange Server can be managed from the Exchange Server using remote desktop and the admin workstation using Exchange Management Tool. In this video, you will learn how to install Exchange Management tool in a workstation.

Copy commands from Microsoft Documents:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/plan-and-deploy/prerequisites?view=exchserver-2019

5
Activate Exchange Server & Review Installation logs

Exchange Server trial version is available for testing purpose. In a production environment, you need to activate the license for each instance you run. 

6
Rename and Move Mailbox Database

Exchange Server creates a database when it install with a random name and the default location. In this video, you will learn how to rename the database and move to a different location

7
Create a UserMailbox in Exchange Server

In this video, you will learn how to create a user in Exchange Server 2019.

Post Configuration Mail Transport

1
Introduction to Mailflow in Exchange Server

Understanding about mail flow is the fundamentals of Exchange Server. In this video, you will learn about Mailflow architecture and the components involved in Exchange Server.

2
Connectors in Exchange Server - Receive Connector

A connector is how Exchange Server control inbound and Outbound connections. In this video, you will learn about the connectors in an Exchange Server.

3
More about receive connectors

In this video, you are going to learn more about the options in the receive connector.


4
Receive Connector, DNS and Portforward -Receive first email

In this video, you will learn the configurations required to receive an external email to Exchange Server

5
Understand SMTP Commands & Create a custom receive connector

In this video, you are to learn how to troubleshoot receive connector.

6
Accepted Domain

Accepted is a basic configuration in Exchange Server to accept messages to your organization. In this video, you will learn how to configure the accepted domain.

7
Open relay or Anonymous relay

An open relay is one of the dangerous faults may happen if you didn't configure properly. In this video, you are going to learn how to handle open relay.

8
Send Conector - send email from Exchange server

In this video, you will learn about the send connector.

9
Send email using Smart Host

In this video, you will learn how to send email from Azure VM using Smart host


10
Quiz

Assessment of topics covered in section 7, Mail Flow

Post Configuration Client Access

1
Introduction to Client Access

In this video, You will learn about Client Access in Exchange Server. CAS  is the front door admitting all incoming connection in an Exchange Server

2
Configure Namespace - Virtual Directory

A namespace is one of the basic configurations need to well planned as it depends on many other factors. In this video, You will learn about namespace and how to configure Virtual Directory.


Virtual Directory setup scripts:

https://github.com/cunninghamp/ConfigureExchangeURLs.ps1

3
SSL certificate

SSL Certificate is how the communications are secured. In this video, you will learn how to create an SSL request and complete the SSL import process.

Get free SSL certificate

https://www.sslforfree.com/

4
Setup DNS and firewall for external access

In this video, You will learn how to configure external access for client access like OWA.

5
Autodiscover

In this video, You will learn how to configure Autodiscover. Autodiscover is a critical process smoothen the client configuration, migration and autodiscovery.

6
Authentication NTLM & Kerbrose

In this video, You will learn about the authentication in Exchange Server.

What is Kerberos:

https://medium.com/identity-beyond-borders/kerberos-explained-3bc2ddb7b0eb

Kerberos Authentication: Step by Step Article.

https://tkolber.medium.com/https-medium-com-tkolber-configure-kerberos-authentication-with-exchange-2019-72293aa234c

7
Outlook MAPI and Outlook AnyWhere

In this video, you will learn about Outlook Anywhere in Exchange Server.

8
MAPI over HTTP

In this video, You will learn about MAPI over HTTP in Exchange Server.

9
IMAP & POP

In this video, You will learn about POP3 and IMAP in Exchange Server.

10
TLS in Exchange Sever - Send and Receive Connector

In this video, you will learn about TLS in exchange Server.

11
Assessment

Assessment of topics covered in section 8 Client Access

Mobile Client Access

1
Section Introduction

In this video, you will learn about ActiveSync in Exchange Server

2
Exchange Active Sycn

In this video, you will learn how ActiveSync works

3
Mobile IOS and Android

In this video, you will learn how to configure Activesync policy

4
Allow, Block, Wipe and Qurantine

In this video, you will learn about Device Access rules in ActiveSync

5
Assessment

Assessment of topics covered in section 9 Mobile Client Access

Edge Transport Server

1
Introduction to Edge Transport Server

In this video, You will learn about the importance of Edge Transport Server

2
Deploy Edge Transport Server

In this video, you will learn how to deploy Edge Transport Server

3
Edge Subscription

Hybrid Exchange - Introduction to Hybrid Exchange

1
Introduction to Hybrid Exchange
2
Requirments for a Hybrid Exchange Setup and How to Practice
3
How to Enroll to Office 365 trail, Add license and verify Domain
4
What is a Tenant, Subscription and License

Understand Hybrid Identity and Exchange Components

1
Understand Hybrid Exchange Components
2
What is Azure Active Directory synchronization
3
Azure AD Connect tool and Azure AD Portal
4
PHS, PTA, ADFS - Azure AD Connect Tool
5
Introduction to LAB Setup for Hybrid Exchange
6
What is IdFix and How to run?
7
Install Azure AD Connect - Express Method - Password Hash Synch
8
How to Learn Custom installation - Pass through Authentication and ADFS
9
Links to learn AD Connect custom Installation

Part 2: Hybrid Configuration Methods and HCW installation

1
Types of Migration - Exchange Server to O365
2
Types of Hybrid Migration Method - classic and Modern
3
Requirements for Hybrid Configuration Wizard
4
Run Hybrid Configuration wizard
5
Update SPF Record after Exchange online setup

Test Hybrid Exchange Setup

1
Create a Hybrid user
2
Test Email and Calendar between On-premises users and Exchange Online user
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