Join Scott M Burrell for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Exchange 2016: Transport Services.
- [Instructor] Now, this is part of a series of courses on Exchange Server 2016. And while I will make mention of the other courses from time to time because they all support each other, it's not necessary to view them in any particular order. There are no prerequisites to get started in this course. But before we get started, there are a few things that will help you get the most out of this course. We will be using several commandlets and scripts in a PowerShell environment in this course. Some experience in PowerShell will be helpful, but not necessary, as I'll be explaining the commands as we go.
Having a working understanding of Active Directory, especially sites and site links, will be helpful, as we use those settings to manage the flow of email throughout an organization. And we will discuss firewall configurations and the ports that need to be open to allow the different Exchange roles to communicate. You're going to want to know how to make those configuration changes on your chosen router and firewall. The demonstrations in this course are all prepared in Windows Hyper-V.
It takes quite a bit of RAM to virtualize Exchange Server, not to mention processing power, but I was able to create all of these virtual machines on a single server. I also created multiple virtual switches and a Windows Server router to resemble the different layers of an office network. The two Exchange servers and the domain controller were also placed in this network. If you're going to follow along or create a test lab of your own, I recommend that you also create a short but protected path to the outside world.
I have confidence that you can do this. Let's get going.
- Planning and configuring transport and routing
- Understanding Safety Net
- Sending and receiving connectors
- Creating partner connectors
- High availability and site resilience
- Troubleshooting transport services
- Message security
- Filtering connections and recipients
- Spam confidence level thresholds
- Antivirus solutions