It's time to configure Exchange Server high availability because we did install a second Exchange…
You did install Exchange Server and want to know how to configure Exchange Server after installation. Is this the right approach? Not really. I recommend you to learn about Exchange Server before you start to install Exchange Server. An excellent way is to go through my Exchange Server course available online and for FREE!
Spend time preparing
There is a quote that I want to mention what I follow every time:
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax” – Abraham Lincoln.
It’s all about preparation. Get the topic that you want, in our example Exchange Server. Research before you start doing and working on it. It’s good to organize and set the tasks that you have to do. A lot start right away, rushing and putting in a lot of hours, but in the end, it will give them more problems and headaches. All of that because they didn’t set it up correctly. Aim for perfection before you start.
By gathering the information, you will get the confidence to install and configure Exchange Server. What about updates? Don’t forget that you have to maintain Exchange Server with Cumulative Updates. It’s essential to have these bug fixes, new features, and security fixes patched. What about Exchange Server in High Availability? Where to place the databases for speed and faster recovery?
For Exchange Server, you don’t have to research as I did that all for you. Not only that, I did dedicate a lot of time and effort to put the course together.
Configure Exchange Server after installation
I can write an article about how to configure Exchange Server after installation. It will be very long if I do that, and it’s not that easy to follow. That’s why I did release an Exchange Server course. Follow the course step by step, and you will know how to setup Exchange Server from scratch. The course is focused on Exchange Server 2016. But, you can use almost the same steps for Exchange Server 2013 and 2019.
Some of the configuration that you need to set up after Exchange Server installation:
- Enter product key
- Rename Exchange database
- Move Exchange database
- Create send connector
- Exchange namespace design and planning
- Configure internal DNS
- Configure internal and external URL
- Configure External DNS
- And a lot more…
You can find more information on the page Course: Exchange Server 2016.