Exchange server 2019: Email Address Policies, Do you need one?

Well, of course you need an email address policy in your exchange organisation to manage email addresses for recipients. An e-mail address policy is used to generate email addresses for recipients in the organisation based on patterns provided. In fact, you may create more than just one policy to meet various business needs. It is … Continue reading Exchange server 2019: Email Address Policies, Do you need one?

Exchange Server 2019: Update procedure

Once the exchange servers are deployed, as part of day-2 operations, we need to perform lifecycle management of servers which includes the update management for exchange servers. Since the release of Exchange server 2013, Microsoft Exchange Server follows quarterly model for release of Cumulative Update (CU). Each CU release is as good as full installation … Continue reading Exchange Server 2019: Update procedure

Exchange Server 2019: what is Preferred Architecture (PA)

Exchange Server Preferred Architecture (PA) is like a validated design with best practices of Exchange server deployment. It is highly recommended that you follow preferred architecture, however, due to some design challenges, it may not be possible to follow it. Exchange server can be deployed in these situation in a non-preferred architecture but do check … Continue reading Exchange Server 2019: what is Preferred Architecture (PA)

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

Depreciated Features in SharePoint 2016

SharePoint Foundation - Is no longer available as all the SharePoint core functionality is built directly into the core SharePoint product. Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) - FIM is depreciated. FIM was used to connect Active Directory with SharePoint for synchronization. Only Active Directory import is available. You can also connect to external Sync services like Microsoft Identity … Continue reading Depreciated Features in SharePoint 2016

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