Post Installation steps for Exchange Server 2019

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, we need to create an accepted domain with the name

Step 3: Configure Email Address Policy

We have created Accepted domain in the above steps and to stamp that 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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