Exchange Server 2013 System Administration

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9am-6pm DC time or 1pm-10pm GMT

Workshop Code: hsts-w19

You will learn:

  • Creating new Active Directory Forests, Trees, Domains and Organizational Units
  • Adding domain controllers to an existing domain
  • Creating and managing Active Directory containers and leaves
  • Creating a simple Exchange Organization
  • Utilizing the simple GUI management console
  • Creating message recipients using the Exchange Admin Center (EAC)
  • Creating Active Directory objects with Windows PowerShell
  • Creating Exchange objects using EMS cmdlets
  • Configuring Mailbox access policies
  • Implementing administrative-level and user-level access roles
  • Managing Exchange Server roles throughout an Exchange Organization (EO)
  • Setting up a Database Availability Group (DAG) to protect against hardware failure
  • Creating and managing Exchange certificates and credentials
  • Configuring Outlook Anywhere and Exchange ActiveSync
  • Creating and managing Exchange users, groups and contacts
  • Managing mailbox policies and settings
  • Installing and configuring Outlook 2013

Workshop Description

This workshop provides hands on experience installing and configuring Exchange Server 2013 and a variety of Microsoft messaging clients. Students will also install and configure Windows Server 2012, Active Directory Domain Services and IIS web services. Attendees will practice local and remote administration of server roles, network connectivity and user messaging data. After installing Exchange, students will create users and groups, and assign permissions, rights and policies. They will then configure and troubleshoot the Exchange environment using various consoles and management shells. Windows Server 2012's backup and fault tolerance strategies are reviewed, and Exchange Server's equivalent procedures are introduced and configured. User mailbox security and access policies are thoroughly covered and implemented. Comprehensive labs and exercises give students real experience deploying, managing and troubleshooting an Exchange Server 2013 infrastructure.

Workshop Prerequisites

Familiarity with the Microsoft Windows environment (desktop, files and folders). Students should also be familiar with the basic workings of Active Directory (domains, organizational units, users, groups, permissions and group policy). Completion of Windows Server 2012 System Administration workshop or equivalent knowledge.

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Workshop Info


  • 6 hour hands-on training led by experienced instructors
  • Digital workshop contents

Enrollment Fee

In-person in DC for $390 or Online for $290 per 6 hour workshop

Workshop Session Dates

Our workshops are offered all year around. Upon registration we enroll you to the earliest available class but you can reschedule it free of charge. Location

  • Online or in our DC office at 3165 Mt Pleasant St NW


  • Saturdays 9AM-4:30PM (1 hour Lunch)
  • Weekdays 6:30PM-9:30 PM

Workshop Outline

1- Review of Windows Server 2012 and Active Directory

  • Windows Server Installation
  • Active Directory Installation
  • Domain User and Group Accounts
  • Assigning Rights and Permissions
  • Organizational Units (OUs)
  • OU Delegates and Taskpad Views
  • Domain and Forest Functional Levels
  • Global Catalog and Site Management
  • FSMO Roles
  • IIS Installation
  • Windows PowerShell v3.0

2- Examining Exchange Server Features

  • Exchange Server Editions
  • System Requirements
  • Mailbox Servers
  • Client Access Servers

3- Installing Exchange Server

  • Preparing Active Directory
  • Installation Options
  • Installing Prerequisite Software
  • Updates and Post-Installation Tasks
  • Initial Security and Policy Setup

4- Exchange Admin Center (EAC)

  • Organization Configuration
  • Organization Relationships
  • Federated Trusts
  • Exchange Connectors and Networks
  • Server Role Configuration
  • Recipient Configuration
  • Mailbox Databases
  • Mailbox Quotas
  • Security Policies
  • Journal Rules
  • Moderated Mailboxes
  • Distribution Groups
  • Mail Contacts
  • Mail Users
  • Address Lists
  • Offline Address Books

5- Exchange Management Shell (EMS)

  • Windows PowerShell syntax
  • Exchange-Specific Syntax
  • Active Directory Object Management
  • Exchange Server Object Management

6- Role Based Access Control (RBAC)

  • Administrator Roles
  • User Roles
  • Management Role Groups
  • Management Role Assignments
  • Management Role Scopes
  • Shared vs. Split Permissions Model
  • Delegating Role Assignments

The following topics may be included at the discretion of your instructor.

7- Installing and Configuring Exchange Clients

  • Outlook 2013
  • OWA 2013
  • Outlook Anywhere
  • Microsoft ActiveSync
  • Message Folders
  • User Email and Calendar Data
  • Contacts and Tasks
  • Mobile Phone and Text Message Properties

8- Backup and Fault Tolerance

  • Windows Server Backup Strategies
  • Exchange Server Backup Strategies
  • System State Backup
  • Windows Failover Clustering
  • Exchange Database Availability Groups (DAG)
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