Nt2670 - Installation and Configuration of Ms
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Submitted By Koffa
After viewing this video for at least 5 times plus watching another to come to the conclusion listing the steps to get sound understanding since I couldn’t complete the final two labs.
Make sure you have all of the following steps in place before you setup Exchange Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 64 Bit and this is for a small office for both the Active Directory and the Exchange Server. But if you have a larger office you may want to consider separating the Active Directory machine and the Exchange 2010 Server.
Install Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit version
Exchange 2010 is a 64 bit application and requires 64 bit versions of Windows Server 2008; therefore only a computer capable of running the 64 bit version of 2008. Once that is done named the server (mailitsupport.com), set the clock and it’s configured to be a stand alone with default settings.
Configure Your Static IP Address
The default installation of Windows 2008 sets your IP v4 and IP v6 addresses to use DHCP. Since we will be configuring this computer to be a domain controller, you must change the IP address of the computer to be a static IP address which should be done via View Network Connections" in the Server Manager screen. This will display the list of active network interfaces. a. Double click on your network adaptor to display the adaptors status. b. Press the Properties button. c. Highlight "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and then press the Properties button. d. Change the radio button to "Use the following IP address" and enter an IP address you want to use for this server. I chose to assign this server the internal IP address "192.168.1.25". The firewall appliance is set as a gateway at the IP address "192.168.1.1". e. Press OK to save your changes.
If IP v6 is needed, follow the same process as in IP v4 or else IP v6 set to the default setting of DHCP. DO NOT DISABLE IP V6 or else the Exchange Hub Transport Service will not start.
Activate Auto Update
Now activate Domain Controller for auto update by clicking on the link "Configure Updates”; selecting the option to have Windows automatically install updates. Updates download and computer reboots then install Active Directory.
Add role - Active Directory Services
This requires two steps; firstly, install Active Directory and lastly, to configure your Active Directory. Now your Windows Server will now be a Domain Controller.
Step 1 - Install Active Directory a. Start > Administrator > Server Manager > "Add Roles" > "Active Directory Domain Services". b. Select “Add Required Features” > ".NET Framework 3.5.1". > Next c. Install > When the installation is complete, you should see a message indicating "Installation Succeeded". > Close to return to the Server Management Screen.
Step 2 - Configure Active Directory
At the Server Management screen you should now see that you have 1 role installed. The Active Directory Domain Services may indicate that it is installed but there are errors. This is because the software is installed but not configured.
To configure Active Directory a. Click on the link "Run the Active Directory Services Installation Wizard (dcpromo.exe)". b. When the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard appears, press Next. c. Choose "create a new domain in a new forest". Press Next d. Enter the name of your domain. The domain name you enter here is the domain name that Exchange will associate with all of your email. e. Once you have decided on the name of your internal domain, that will be your Active Directory Domain and the domain serviced by Exchange, press Next. f. Since we do not host IGetMail.com on this Exchange Server, we will use IGetMail.local to indicate our internal domain for IGetMail. k. To set the Forest functional level, I choose Windows Server 2008 that you are using for domain controllers. Press Next. l. To set the Domain functional level, I also choose Windows Server 2008 for compatibility sake. m. Check DNS server running locally. Next. n. Default on the next screen o. Change password p. Install then click Finish and Restart.
Since we are dealing with Exchange 2010, we will need to also add more roles and features…. a. "Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services" b. "Windows Process Activation Service" c. “Remote Administrator Server Tools” d. “PRC over HTTP Proxy e. “HTTP Activation”
Add role - Web Server (IIS)
The next Role that Exchange needs installed is the Web Server IIS. To install this role, at the Server Manager click on "Add Roles" a, Select "Web Server (IIS)" and press Next.
Exchange requires that several additional services be added to the default settings in IIS. a. Security - Basic Authentication b. Security - Windows Authentication c. Security - Digest Authentication d. Performance - Dynamic Content Compression e. Management Tools - IIS 6 Management Compatibility (include all items under this service) Press Next > Install.
Add feature - PowerShell a. At the Server Manager click on the link "Add Feature". b. Select "Windows Power Shell" and press Next > Install > Close
Enable TCP Port Sharing
We will have to enable TCP Port Sharing a. At the Server Manager screen - expand "Configuration" in the left hand panel. b. Click on "Services". The middle of the screen will show the installed Services. Scroll to the Service named "Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service" c. Right Click on the Service "Net. Tcp Port Sharing" and choose Properties. d. Change the Startup from Disabled to Automatic. > Save
Apply the 2007 Office System Converter
You will need to download the 2007 Office System Converter Pack. Click on this link to go to Microsoft's Download Site. a. Click on the link "Download Files Below". Then press the "Download" button next to the File Name "FilterPackx64.exe". > install. b. Accept term > Next c. Exchange has a requirement to use its own SMTP service and not the SMTP Role that is built into Server 2008
Finally we are done about to perform the “Installation And Configuration of MS Exchange Server 2010”. a. To start, we pick the LANGUAGE(English) b. Click "Install Microsoft Exchange." > Next c. Accept Term of license d. Since this is Exchange Server is intended to be our only Exchange server, we will chose the typical installation which installs all of the components to make this Exchange receive, store and send email. Select "Typical Exchange Server Installation" and press Next e. Enter the name (soundbox) typically this corresponds to your company name or domain name. Press Next. f. If you intend to use Outlook 2003 clients to connect to this Exchange Server, then chose Yes to provide compatibility with these clients, then press Next g. Exchange will now ask what you want to specify for the Internet facing side of Exchange. In our example, using Exchange we would create the Internet facing side of Exchange as mail.exchange.com.>Next h.Exchange Setup will ask if you want to join the Customer Experience Program. i. Exchange will now verify that all prerequisites are met. If there are any items that Exchange needs, it will inform you at this time. If the prerequisites have all been met, then press Install to begin the installation. j. When the Exchange Server 2010 installation wizard completes, it will show the results of installing each component within Exchange Server. You should see all components with a green check mark. Press Finish and your Exchange Server should now be ready to use. k. When Exchange completes its installation, the Exchange System Manager will appear.
Allow IGetMail access to your Exchange Server
IGetMail Version 3.x instructions:
When you are running IGetMail version 3.x you can instruct IGetMail to send email to your Exchange server using an authenticated user or anonymous access.
Authenticated User Access - With this method you instruct IGetMail to use a specific Exchange user account to connect to the Exchange Server. Once connected through this account, IGetMail can send email to any of your Exchange user accounts. In order to use this method, the Exchange user account must be a member of the Exchange Server Group within Active Directory.
To setup Authenticated Access:
a. Open the Exchange Management Console b. Expand "Server Configuration" c. Select "Hub Transport" d. In the middle section of the Management Console you will see the list of Receive Connectors. e. The Exchange System Manager will guide you through several post installation tasks. f. Right click on the Receive Connector "Default ServerName" and choose Properties g. Select the "Authentication" tab.
If you do not have an SSL certificate from a third party SSL provider, then Uncheck / Untick the option "Offer Basic authentication only after starting TLS". By default Exchange will not allow users to authenticate until you have an SSL certificate. Unchecking / Unticking "Offer Basic authentication only after starting TLS," allows Exchange to offer Authenticated login over standard SMTP.
When you configure IGetMail, you will need to specify a Windows user that meets these two requirements.
a. The Windows account must have a mailbox in Exchange b. The Windows user must be a member of the group "Exchange Servers"
Commonly, the Administrator account does not work because it does not have a mailbox and a standard Windows account is normally not a member of the Exchange Server group. To solve this you can either give the administrator a mailbox, or in our example below we created a Windows user, made this Windows user a member of the "Exchange Servers" groups, and then created a mailbox for the user. In our example this new Windows user is named "IGetMail".
a. Run Active Directory for Users and Computers. b. Select the Users group in the column on the left. c. Right Click and add a new user. In our case we choose to name this new user "IGetMail" since we will use this Windows user account to route the email through as the email is delivered to all of the other users within Exchange. d. Select the Window user account that you want to have IGetMail use to connect to your Exchange Server. f. Right click on the user name and choose Properties. g. Go to the "Member Of" panel. h. Press the Add... button. Add the Group "Exchange Servers" to make this Windows account a member of the "Exchange Servers" group. This will grant this Windows account the rights to route email to other users. This is needed for IGetMail to route email to your users.
Next we need to add a mailbox to the Windows account that IGetMail will use for authentication. 1. Run the Exchange Management Console 2. Expand "Recipient Configuration" 3. Select Mailbox to show a list of existing Exchange Users 4. Right Click on "Mailbox" under "Recipient Configuration" and select New Mailbox or Click on New Mailbox in the Actions Column on the right hand side. 5. Add the Windows account that you want IGetMail to use to the list of Exchange users. In our example below we have added the account "IGetMail" to the list of Exchange Users.
Now Run IGetMail 1. At the Status Panel, press the "Modify SMTP Settings" button. 2. Check / Tick the option "Authenticate as - " 3. Enter the Name of a Windows User Name that you want IGetMail to use to connect to the Exchange Server. This Windows account must have a mailbox in Exchange and must be a member of the "Exchange Servers" group. 4. IGetMail is now configured to send email to your Exchange Server.
To Setup Anonymous Access:
Anonymous access - With anonymous access you can allow anyone to send email to any of your users. In this case, IGetMail only has to connect to the Exchange Server. It does not need to log into a Windows Account. Open the Exchange Management Console Expand "Server Configuration" To configure Exchange to allow any user to route email perform these steps: Select "Hub Transport" In the middle section of the Management Console you will see the list of Receive Connectors 1. Right click on the Receive Connector "Default ServerName" and choose Properties 2. Select the "Permissions Group" tab 3. Check / Tick "Anonymous Users" 4. Save your changes 5. Now anyone can connect to the Exchange Server and route email to any user
GetMail Version 1.x and 2.x instructions:
When you are running IGetMail Version 2.x and 1.x you need to allow anonymous SMTP connections for your server.
Method 1 - Run the Exchange Management Console. Expand the Server Configuration and select Hub transport. In the lower half of the screen under the tab "Receive Connectors" right click on the connect labeled "Default <Name Of Your Server>" and select Properties. At the Properties for the default server select the Permissions Group tab. At the Permissions Group Tab, check / tick the option Anonymous and save your changes.
Method 2 - Run the following management shell command (note this is the Exchange Management shell and not the PowerShell):
Set-ReceiveConnector -Identity "Default <ServerName>" -PermissionGroups "AnonymousUsers"
Where you would replace <ServerName> with the computer name of this server.
Adding E-Mail Users
Run the Exchange Management Console. Expand the item "Recipient Configuration" and select Mailbox.
Click on the option "New Mailbox" in the right hand panel under the Actions column heading.
Proceed through the wizard to create each of your new users