Robert McMillen discusses the things you should know before deploying Exchange Server 2016 in your environment. Having the proper knowledge for following this course is very important to understanding the installation and configuration concepts needed prior to production deployment.
- [Voiceover] Before deploying to Exchange Server 2016, there are some things you should know, such as, Exchange Server 2016 is complex, and it is all web-based. The graphical user interface from Exchange 2010 is now gone. It looks very similar to Exchange Server 2013, but with some additional options and features. You should also have a good foundation in Server 2012 R2. Know where all the different functions are, how to install roles and features, and how to install Exchange Server on to a Server 2012.
If you don't have a good foundation in Server 2012, then you may have a very difficult time knowing where everything is, and how it all works together with Exchange Server 2016. Having Active Directory experience is also a big thing that you should have before deploying Exchange Server 2016. Exchange Server does hook in to Active Directory in many different ways, and there's lots of different things that can go wrong, and lots of things you need to do before you install Exchange Server into your Active Directory Network.
You should also plan for updates if you're going to be installing Exchange Server 2016 into a production environment. There can be a lot of bugs in Exchange Server, especially just after it was released, and they're coming up with updates and bug fixes and hot fixes all the time, so you'll want to keep up on those to make sure you are secure, but also so everything works the way it's supposed to. The last thing is to have patience. Since this is a very complex application, you're going to have some problems.
You're going to need to work through those. It can be very frustrating. So having patience ahead of time, knowing that some things will go wrong, will certainly help you in the long run when you go to install Exchange Server 2016. This version of Exchange has lots of great features, lots of great compliance features, as well as being a very functional communication application. Despite some of the technical issues that you will have when you set up and deploy Exchange Server 2016, this will be a great enhancement to Exchange and to your environment in the office in which you work.
I trust that by following this course, you will gain the knowledge that you need to deploy Exchange Server 2016 in your organization.
Join Robert McMillen as he takes you through the process, from preparation, and configuration, to deployment. Along the way, he informs you of new features, so you'll know how the 2016 version compares to 2013 or 2010. This course is designed to provide new or experienced networking professionals the essential steps needed for a successful implementation of Microsoft Exchange Server 2016.
- Upgrading and migrating considerations
- Preparing Active Directory
- Planning for database size, performance, and virtualization requirements
- Creating roles and users
- Transporting with TLS
- Using command-line setup options
- Establishing DLP
- Creating Database Availability Groups
- Troubleshooting synchronization for High Availability databases