Exchange Server 2019 is a single server role architecture and it is easy to deploy. I have share the details on how to install Exchange Server 2019 in my blog and here we will see the post installation steps to make the Exchange Server 2019 fully functional.
I’m just sharing basic information post installation steps that you need to do after Exchange Server 2019 installation.
Step 1: Create a Send connector to send emails to External Domain.
By default, there is no option to send an email to external domain. We have a manually create a send connector to send emails to external domain.
Step 2: Create Accepted Domains
Domain in which Exchange 2019 installed will be authoritative by default (domain.local) etc and if we want to have an email address like domain.com, we need to create an accepted domain with the name domain.com
Step 3: Configure Email Address Policy
We have created Accepted domain in the above steps and to stamp that domain.com email address to the recipients, we need to configure the default email address policy and apply the email address policy to all the mailboxes
Step 4: Configure Exchange Certificate
All the services in use to be configured to use SSL instead of self-signed certificate and certificate to be configured for all the services
Step 5: Configure Exchange Virtual Directory External and Internal Urls and Authentication Methods
Services that are published external to be configured with the external Url and internal urls to be modified as per the design plan. Ensure you have configured the right Authentication Method for each Virtual Directory
Step 6: Configure Load Balancing for Client Access Urls
Once the Virtual directory settings are configured, we can consider to configure load balancing for all the Client Access Protocols
Step 7: Verify all types of client connections to Exchange
Check the Outlook connectivity, Auto Discover, OWA, ECP, EWS, Exchange Active Sync, Outlook Anywhere client connection.
Step 8: Setup Monitoring and Alerting
One of the must have thing for Exchange environment is to have proper monitoring solution to monitor and alert if any issues in Exchange.
Step 9: Setup Mobile Device configuration
We can consider to have Mobile Device Access Policies based on the company security standards if Users are allowed to access their mailbox using Mobile devices.
Step 10: Secure Mail Flow
Ensure you have proper Anti-Spam and Anti Malware scanning available for mail flow by configuring the default malware scanning engine or route inbound and outbound mail flow via Exchange Online Protection.
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