Join Brien Posey for an in-depth discussion in this video Connect Configuration Manager to Exchange Server, part of Windows 10: Provision and Manage Mobile Devices.
- [Instructor] Microsoft allows you to connect system center configuration manager to your Exchange Server for the purpose of managing mobile devices. In order to do that the first thing that we need is an account that we can use. So right now I'm logged into my domain controller and I've got Server Manager open. I'm going to go to the tools menu and I'm going to go to active directory users and computers. Next I'm going to right click on the users container and I'm going to go to new and then user and I'm going to call this user SCCM.
You can call the user account anything that you want and I'll click next and I'm prompted to enter a password for the user and I want to make sure that this users password never expires. So I'm going to check password never expires and click next and finish and the user account has been created, you can see it right here. So I'm going to go ahead and close this out and I'm going to switch over to my Exchange Server and I've got the Exchange admin center open.
So what I want to do is I want to create a mailbox for the user account that I just created. So I'm in the recipients container and I'm going to click on new and then I'm going to click user mailbox and for the alias I'm going to call this SCCM and I'm going to link this to an existing user and click browse and I'm going to select SCCM. That's the account that I just created and click save. So now my mailbox has been created.
So let's go ahead and switch over to system center configuration manager. So here I am in system center configuration manager and what we need to do is go to the administration workspace and then I'm going to go through the console tree to overview, hierarchy configurations, and Exchange Server connectors. Then I'm going to come up to the ribbon and I'm going to click add Exchange Server.
This is going to launch the add Exchange Server wizard. So on this first screen we have a choice. We can setup an On-Premises Exchange Server or we can setup a hosted Exchange Server. I'm going to go with the On-Premises option and you can see that we're prompted to specify a server URL. You don't actually have to enter a URL, you can enter the fully qualified domain name of your Exchange Server instead and that's what I'm going to do. So my Exchange Server is called in-ss- e2k16.poseylab .com and I'm going to click next.
So now we have to specify an account that can interact with the Exchange Server. We can use the computer account from the site server or we can specify an account. I'm going to choose the specify the account option and then I'm going to choose an existing account and I'm going to choose SCCM. Incidentally, if SCCM does not show up on the list of existing accounts then use the new account option and then enter the user account and password for the SCCM account instead.
Now we come down to the conditional access email notification account section. If you want to generate email notifications then you would specify an account for doing so right here. I'm not going to worry about that for the purposes of this video. So I'm going to click next and now I'm taken to the discovery screen and we can see that there's a full synchronization schedule and synchronization occurs by default once a day, but we can schedule this to happen more or less frequently. I'm going to click on schedule and rather than doing this once a day I'm going to take this down to every five minutes and click okay.
Now I'm going to click next and I'm taken to the settings screen and we don't really have to do anything here so I'm going to click next again and I'm taken to the summary screen, everything looks good on the summary screen so I'm going to click next once more and now we have a message saying that the add Exchange Server wizard completed successfully. So I'll go ahead and close this out and we can see that our Exchange Server has been added to system center configuration manager.
This course also maps to the corresponding domain within the Microsoft exam 70-696, Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Intune, and will help you prepare for MCSE certification.
- Configuring mobile device mailbox policies in Exchange
- Viewing mobile device information
- Managing ActiveSync policies with Configuration Manager
- Configuring profiles: VPN, certificate, email, and Wi-Fi
- Configuring Intune for mobile device management
- Enrolling mobile devices in MDM
- Managing devices with Intune