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Exchange Server 2013

Introduction

At its foundation level, Exchange Server provides the underlying infrastructure to run a messaging system. It provides the database to store email data, the transport infrastructure to move the data from one place to another, and the access points to access the data via a number of different clients.

When used alongside a client, Exchange server turns the mailbox into a point of storage for a range of personal information. This can include storage of calendars, contacts, task items, and file storage. This information can be can be shared with some or all users within the message system, and collaborate.

Knowing how Exchange Server works, as well as knowing how to plan and deploy Exchange Server is a valuable asset. This presentation, while not going into great detail of Exchange Server components and functions, will provide a quick overview of how to get a basic Exchange Server 2013 up and running for a lab environment. In this documentation I cover the basics requirements, System Preparation, and Instalation for setting up a Exchange 2013 Server in a lab environment. A section will also cover the post-installation configuration steps and configuring of recipients.