Exchange 2019: Configuring CAS virtual directories for on-premises

Once the Exchange server is deployed in the environment, first thing we need to do is to configure Client Access Services prior to adding users or any other production workloads.During Exchange Server 2019 installation, it automatically configures multiple Internet Information Services (IIS) virtual directories for client access services. Client Access Services can be configured through EAC … Continue reading Exchange 2019: Configuring CAS virtual directories for on-premises

Exchange Server 2019 Architecture and new features

With Exchange Server 2019 around, it is essential to explore the architecture of the same. Architecture of Exchange server 2019 is same as that of Exchange server 2016. It revolves around two server roles as below. Mailbox ServerEdge Transport Server Image: MicroSoft Mailbox Server role The Mailbox Server role is installed in the Active Directory … Continue reading Exchange Server 2019 Architecture and new features

Exchange 2019 Mailbox Server: Services and Components.

The Exchange Server 2019 mailbox server role includes multiple services and components that interact with each other and provides different messaging features. These services and component's include client access services, transport services, and mailbox databases. In other words, everything runs on mailbox server except the components of edge transport server role which runs in DMZ. … Continue reading Exchange 2019 Mailbox Server: Services and Components.

Exchange 2016 Folders to exclude during antivirus scanning

Exclude the following folders from file-level scanning and memory-resident scanning on Exchange 2016 servers. %SystemRoot%\Cluster The cluster quorum database and other files for database availability groups (DAGs) on mailbox servers. %SystemDrive%\DAGFileShareWitnesses\ The witness directory on the witness server that's configured for the DAG. The witness server can be any Microsoft Windows server in the local AD … Continue reading Exchange 2016 Folders to exclude during antivirus scanning

Recommended Exchange Server 2016 process exclusions from antivirus solutions

Scanning of Exchange server 2016 processes can adversely affect Microsoft Exchange if the incorrect processes are scanned. Hence we should exclude the following Exchange or related processes from process scanning by antivirus solutions. Mailbox Server: Process Path ComplianceAuditService.exe %ExchangeInstallPath%Bin EdgeTransport.exe %ExchangeInstallPath%Bin fms.exe %ExchangeInstallPath%FIP-FS\Bin hostcontrollerservice.exe %ExchangeInstallPath%Bin\Search\Ceres\HostController inetinfo.exe %SystemRoot%\System32\inetsrv Microsoft.Exchange.AntispamUpdateSvc.exe %ExchangeInstallPath%Bin Microsoft.Exchange.ContentFilter.Wrapper.exe %ExchangeInstallPath%TransportRoles\agents\Hygiene Microsoft.Exchange.Diagnostics.Service.exe %ExchangeInstallPath%Bin Microsoft.Exchange.Directory.TopologyService.exe %ExchangeInstallPath%Bin … Continue reading Recommended Exchange Server 2016 process exclusions from antivirus solutions

Exchange Server 2013 Transport Services

Front End Transport service   This service runs on the Client Access server. This service acts as a stateless proxy component to all incoming and outgoing SMTP traffic that is external to the Exchangeorganization.    The service accepts the SMTP connections from other SMTP servers on the Internet, receives messages, and initiates SMTP connections for … Continue reading Exchange Server 2013 Transport Services