Exchange 2013/2016 Module Configuration

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Prerequisites.

  1. Configure at least one PowerShell virtual directory with the following:
    a) Set the RequireSSL to false.
    b) Use https for PowerShell URL.
    c) Don’t use same URL for Internal and External PowerShell URLs.
    d) Authentication method (internal/external) should be Ntlm, WindowsIntegrated.

You can use below command for quick global a) and d) configuration:

get-powershellvirtualdirectory | Set-PowerShellVirtualDirectory -WindowsAuthentication $true -RequireSSL $false

  1. Ensure that you have Public Folder Master hierarchy. This article will help you (works for both Exchange 2013 and 2016): http://www.careexchange.in/how-to-recreate-public-folder-master-hierarchy-in-exchange-2013/
  1. Ensure that you have at least 1 mounted healthy Mailbox Database.
  1. Ensure that your Exchange environment is healthy and error-free.
  1. Go through the Hosted Organization module configuration.


Installation
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  1. Go through the deployment guide.

Notes:

  • Perform installation only on Exchange Server machine (CAS or MBX for E2013, CAS for E2016).
  • On step 4 choose just Server
  • On step 6 ensure that you create user in Active Directory and not the local one.
  • Skip steps 8-13 and 17-22.

 

  1. Ensure that newly created User (the one from step 6 of deployment guide) added to Server Management, Recipient Management and Help Desk Exchange Roles in Active Directory. This user should not be part of the Domain Admins or Organization Management groups as it creates blocking affects that will result in some unexpected results.
  1. Ensure that mentioned user enabled for remote PowerShell. This command will help you with the configuration: Set-User MSPControl-Server-User -RemotePowerShellEnabled $True
  1. Go to MSPControl Portal > Configuration > Servers and add your new server with password from step 7 of deployment guide. Leave Search Installed Software unchecked.

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  1. Go to added server, expand Active Directory Settings and setup it like on picture below.

 

Security Mode: Create Active Directory Accounts

Authentication Type: none

Root domain: <your active directory domain> (expert.local in our example)

Username and password are not required.

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  1. Click Update button on the bottom of this page

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  1. Go back to Server and click Add button near Hosted Exchange:

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  1. Choose required Hosted Exchange Server Service provider. In this article we configure Exchange 2013 or 2016 – process is the same for both. Click Add Service.

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  1. Provide PowerShell URL and Database Availability Group name as on the picture below. Click Update

Notes:

  • Use only https for PowerShell URL
  • We support 3 targets for Mailbox creation:
  • Whole Exchange environment: MSPControl will use all Mailbox Databases in your Exchange environment across all Database Availability Groups.

Format: blank. Just leave a Database Availability Group field empty.

  • Database Availability Group: MSPControl will use all Mailbox Databases within provided Database Availability Group.

Format: <Database Availability Group name> (like on our picture: DAG01)

  • Mailbox Database: MSPControl will use only one Mailbox Database.

Format: <Database Availability Group name>\<Mailbox Database name> (example: DAG01\HostedDB01)

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Done! Now you can add this service to your Virtual Server, select Hosted Exchange in Hosting Plan and start making your Exchange stuff (mailboxes, distribution groups, contacts, public folders etc).