Tips for configuration of Microsoft® Exchange Server
What is Microsoft Exchange Server? What is the method to configure Microsoft Exchange Server?
Microsoft Exchange Server is an application developed by Microsoft. Microsoft Exchange Server is the server side of the client server application. Microsoft Exchange Server engine powers all the e-mail and information sharing feature of Microsoft Outlook. It offers several features such as contacts, electronic mail, calendaring and support for data storage. The main two purpose of Microsoft Exchange Server is the Mail Server and the collaboration server. Mail server of Microsoft Exchange Server supports POP, IMAP and web e-mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook. It also serves as collaboration server. That is, using Microsoft Exchange Server you can share information using Microsoft Outlook on their desktops as well as through web browsers. You can easily set-up Microsoft Exchange server in your system. Before configuring the server you have to select the proper Microsoft Exchange Server edition suited for your network. Also try to install an unquestionable Microsoft Exchange server in the system.
The following explains more about Microsoft Exchange Server:
- Preparing to install
- Configuring the server
- Things to keep in mind
Preparing to install
Before configuring Microsoft Exchange Server, user must ensure whether their computer is capable of processing Microsoft Exchange Server. Installation of the server includes three steps planning, set-up and launching the server. To set-up Microsoft Exchange Server, insert the CD into the server. Then select the set-up window by clicking on ‘setup.exe’. Then install the essential components by clicking on the black links. You need to install .Net Framework, Microsoft Management Console, Microsoft Command Shell, Microsoft Exchange and critical updates.
Configuring the server
Choose the type of installation you want, ’Custom’ and ‘typical’. Custom allow more control over the installation of Microsoft Exchange Server. Then select the server roles that you want to install and click ‘Next’. If you are adding the server to an existing organization then it will detect automatically. If you are setting up new organization then provide the organization name. Then click on ‘Install’ button and allow installation to complete. After installation restart the system to make the changes in effect.
You have to notice several things while installing Microsoft Exchange Server. Make sure that the system meets the minimum requirements of the Microsoft Exchange Server software. Also the user needs to be familiar with the different versions of Microsoft Exchange server. Make sure that the version is correct for your network. Also try to install original version of Microsoft Exchange Server and never purchase it from a questionable source.
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