Create Mailbox Database in Exchange 2016

Mailbox Database is a major component of Exchange 2016. Exchange mailbox database is .edb file that contains data, data definitions, checksums, flags and other information that make up mailboxes. It is the .edb database file where all the mailboxes are stored. Exchange uses Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) as it’s database engine. When emails comes into Exchange server, […]

Configure Send Connector in Exchange 2016

Send connectors are used to send emails out from your Exchange organization to the Internet. When you install Exchange 2016, receive connector is configured by default but there is no send connector configured by default. To be able to send emails out on the Internet you need to configure send connector in Exchange 2016. Configure […]

Configure Email Address Policy in Exchange 2016

For emails to be sent and received by a recipient, email address is required. Email address is made up of local part, @ symbol, then SMTP domain name. For example is an email address where bgiri is name that identifies the user, an @ symbol and is SMTP domain name. Email address policy creates one or […]

Configure Accepted Domain in Exchange 2016

After you install Exchange 2016, you may want to setup accepted domain. By default fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of forest root domain is configured as authoritative accepted SMTP domain. If you want to accept emails for more or different SMTP domain names or relay emails then you need to configure accepted domain in Exchange 2016. […]

Understanding Default Receive Connectors in Exchange 2016

When you install Exchange 2016 for the first time you will see five different receive connectors created by default. At this point, you might be wondering what each one of these connectors does and how does it work. Understanding default receive connectors in Exchange 2016 is good way to understand how emails comes into your Exchange […]

New Features of Microsoft Exchange Server 2016

Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 is a upgrade from Exchange Server 2013 with few changes. Microsoft released OEM version of Exchange 2016 in October 2015. Exchange 2016 is more cloud focused where the new features have enhanced from Microsoft’s cloud Office 365. In this post, I will explain New Features of Microsoft Exchange Server 2016. New Features […]

Configure External and Internal URL in Exchange 2016

After installing and configuring Exchange 2016, setting up URLs is another important step. Exchange 2016 use IIS web virtual directories to provide various Exchange services. These virtual directories have different URLs and can be same or different for internal and external users depending upon installation scenario. In this post, I will show steps to configure external […]