Posts Tagged ‘Exchange 2013’

Understanding Exchange 2013 Server Roles in the Simplest way

March 5, 2016 Leave a comment

I found this simple explanation on TechNet by accident. My thanks and credit goes to the authors ( AshwinXADM and Thomas Stensitzki).

Exchange 2013 Server Roles

Exchange 2013 has three Roles:

  • Mailbox Server Role
  • Client Access Server Role
  • Edge Server Role

Each organization requires minimum one Mailbox Server Role and Client Access Server Role. The Edge Server Role is optional and is placed in the perimeter network.

Mailbox Server Role Includes:

  • Client Access Protocols
  • Transport Service
  • Mailbox Databases
  • Unified Messaging (Except SIP Redirection)
  • Handles all activities for active Mailboxes on that Server

Client Access Server Role Includes:

  • Authentication
  • Redirection (limited)
  • Proxy Services for HTTP, POP, IMAP and SMTP
  • Thin and Stateless Server
  • Does not do any data rendering
  • Nothing is queued or stored here (except diagnostic logging)

Edge Server Role includes:

  • Transport Service
  • Address Rewriting
  • Anti-Spam and Anti-Malware filtering
  • Attachment filtering



Anti-Spam Agents on Excahgne 2013

March 4, 2016 Leave a comment

In Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, the following anti-spam agents are available in the Transport service on Mailbox servers, but they are not installed by default:

  • Content Filter agent
  • Sender ID agent
  • Sender Filter agent
  • Recipient Filter agent
  • Protocol Analysis agent for sender reputation

MORE INFO at TechNet – Link1, Link2


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How to Enable Remote Archiving Using Exchange Management Shell

May 7, 2015 Leave a comment

PowerShell (EMS) command to enable remote archiving after the mailbox has been migrated to Office 365.
Run the following command on your On-premises Exchange 2010 or Exchange 2013 server.

Enable-RemoteMailbox  -Identity MailboxName –Archive
Enable-RemoteMailbox  -Identity John.Smith –Archive



Free Exchange 2013 Course on Microsoft Virtual Academy

November 24, 2013 Leave a comment

As this is my first post after 2 years I’m going to keep it short. Anyone who is interested in Exchange 2013 should take advantage of this free course on Microsoft Virtual Academy:

Core Solutions of Exchange Server 2013 Jump Start

Instructed by:
Mike Pfeiffer – Certified Master & Premier Field Engineer;
Jason Helmick – Senior Technologist

In order to access it, just sign in with your Microsoft account. If its your first time accessing MVA then you will have to configure your profile.