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Exchange 2013: Notes from the Field. Damian Scoles | Project Leadership Associates Microsoft Exchange Server MVP [email protected] (312) 258-5378. Agenda. Before Installing Exchange Feature changes Tips and Best Practices for Different Features BES Installation issues

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Exchange 2013 notes from the field

Exchange 2013:Notes from the Field

Damian Scoles | Project Leadership Associates

Microsoft Exchange Server MVP

[email protected]

(312) 258-5378


Agenda

Agenda

  • Before Installing Exchange

  • Feature changes

  • Tips and Best Practices for Different Features

  • BES

  • Installation issues

  • Coexistence

  • Public Folders


Exchange 2013 pre installation

Exchange 2013 – Pre Installation

  • Exchange and Active Directory servers are up to date

    • Exchange 2007 SP3 RU10 or Exchange 2010 SP3

    • Active Directory forest 2003 native or higher, but not 2012 R2 (not supported)

  • Active Directory Health Check

  • Exchange Best Practices Analyzer

  • Exchange Health Check Scripts

    • Get-DagHeath- http://exchangeserverpro.com (MVP Blog)

    • Test-ExchangeServerHealth - http://exchangeserverpro.com (MVP Blog)

    • Get-ExchangeEnvironmentReport - http://www.stevieg.org (MVP Blog)

  • Review Event Logs on your Active Directory and Exchange Servers

  • Review Third Party Software and Interaction with Exchange

    • BES

    • AntiVirus

    • Backup

    • … and more


Exchange 2013 ex bpa

Exchange 2013 – Ex BPA


Exchange 2013 deployment assistant

Exchange 2013 – Deployment Assistant


Exchange 2013 planning

Exchange 2013 – Planning

  • How many servers?

  • What kind of transition – staged/cutover?

  • Client expectations

  • Executive expectations

  • Pilot

  • Migration – timing and support


Exchange 2013 feature changes

Exchange 2013 – Feature Changes

  • MRM and Retention Policy Transition

  • PowerShell Only

    • Diagnostic Logging

    • Detailed Active Sync Policies

    • Message Tracking Logs


Exchange 2013 miscellaneous notes

Exchange 2013 –Miscellaneous Notes

  • Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirements Calculator

  • Storage – SAN vs local disk vs NAS

  • Personal Archives – Where to Put It? (SAS / SATA)

  • New Maximum database limit – 50 went to 100 (CPU and RAM req,)

  • Limit for Standard – 5 databases (Public Folders are included)

  • Outlook Up To Date

    • Outlook 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)

    • Outlook 2010 Service Pack 1 with the Outlook 2010 November 2012

    • Outlook 2007 Service Pack 3 with the Outlook 2007 November 2012

    • Entourage 2008 for Mac, Web Services Edition

    • Outlook for Mac 2011

  • CAS Role Permanency with Mailbox Role

  • Exchange Server Deployment Assistant

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/jj657516.aspx

  • Fix any client related issues

    • Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0

    • Office Configuration Analyzer Tool

  • MAPI connections - CRM software


Exchange 2013 bes coexistence and migration

Exchange 2013 – BES Coexistence and Migration

  • Must configure MAPI manually using the latest MAPI/CDO released earlier this year

  • Installation guide by RIM is not complete

    • Missing steps

    • Some details are inaccurate

    • Harder MAPI configuration

  • Recommendation

    • Create a BES mailbox on Exchange 2013

    • Install a second BES – configure for Exchange 2013

    • Use the migration toolkit to move users

  • RIM Articles on BES with Exchange 2013

    • KB24470

    • KB16118


Exchange 2013 proxy decisions

Exchange 2013 – Proxy Decisions`

  • TMG is dead, or is it?

    • If you have it, keep it as it is supported

    • Still can be purchased – appliance vendors

  • UAG is TMG+

    • More features

    • More expensive

  • IIS AAR

    • Web proxy

    • No pre-authentication

  • HLB come with reverse proxies now

    • Kemp

    • F5

  • Or nothing at all --> Exchange 2013 managed code

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2013/07/17/life-in-a-post-tmg-world-is-it-as-scary-as-you-think.aspx


Exchange 2013 smtp relays

Exchange 2013 – SMTP Relays

  • Considerations

    • What relays though Exchange?

    • What can be changed to a new server easily – IP or DNS name

  • How to configure new connectors

    • FrontEndvsHubTransport

    • How to migrate existing ranges to new server

      • PowerShell – RemoteIP Ranges

    • What not to do


Exchange 2013 public folder migrations

Exchange 2013 – Public Folder Migrations

  • Do you need to migrate this data?

    • SharePoint option

    • Shared Mailbox option – if calendar

  • Know how much data you have

    • This will impact migration timing

    • How many mailboxes are needed

  • Cutover to 2013

    • All users need to be migrated

    • Test users need to check:

      • Permissions

      • Content

  • Bad Characters

  • Bad / Corrupt Items

  • Failback to previous version and then move back to 2013\

  • If migration fails, what other options?


Exchange 2013 cas coexistence

Exchange 2013 – CAS Coexistence

  • Exchange 2007 to 2013

    • Legacy namespace

    • Certificate change

    • URL changes needed

  • Exchange 2010 to 2013

    • No certificate changes

    • No Legacy Namespace

  • Legacy needs to be inside and outside

    • Inside for OWA and ActiveSync (redirection)

    • Outside for OWA. OWA will change the URL in your browser to Legacy if it detects your mailbox is on a older server (Exchange 2007)


Exchange 2013 installation tips issues

Exchange 2013 - Installation Tips / Issues

  • Prerequisite Scripts Instead of Manual

  • Script for URL configuration

  • To prevent certificate pop-ups – after any Exchange 2013 CAS installation

    • Set the AutoDiscoverServiceInternalUri to $null until coexistence (2013)

    • Configure to the proper URI for CAS coexistence (2013)

  • Manage Exchange 2013 before pilot?

    • Move one user over otherwise EAC is inaccessible.

    • Must be done from Exchange 2013 due to MRS. Must be done in PowerShell.

  • AutoDiscover and Pop-ups

    • Disable AutoDiscoverInternalServiceURI --> Set it to $null


Exchange 2013 script samples

Exchange 2013 – Script Samples


Exchange 2013 o365

Exchange 2013 & O365

  • Single Sign On? Federation? Seamless

    • Recommend ADFS and DirSync

  • DirSync

    • No HA

    • Easy to rebuild

  • High Availability Option

  • Attachment Limits – 25 MB

    • Export or delete

    • Then Migrate Mailbox (Archive Too)

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Exchange 2013 notes from the field

Q & A

Damian Scoles | Project Leadership Associates

Microsoft Exchange Server MVP

[email protected]

(312) 258-5378


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