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AL-Jarady

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Hi guys,

I want to install exchange server 2013/2016 in lab environment.
I want to configure it so I can send and receive email from the internet.
what are the requirements? please explain it in details.

I really appreciate your help.

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We're not here to do your school assignment for you. Why don't you just try things out, see what you are up against and ask specific questions. We are happy to help with specific errors and bumps.


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Dear Infradepoly,

First of all thank you so much for your quick response.

Sure, I did google the net , however I could not find what I want, may be the language is biggest barrier.

I seems that I am in the wrong place.

Thanks you again.

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Originally Posted by AL-Jarady

Sure, I did google the net , however I could not find what I want



http://lmgtfy.com/?q=install+exchange+step+by+step

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In particular, all kinds of step-by-step here:

http://www.msexchange.org/

Paul Cunningham's site is good as well:

http://exchangeserverpro.com/

What language would you prefer? The fact of the matter is that most of this is going to be in English. There probably is quality material in a variety of other languages but we would only be aware of what is in English and then whatever other languages forum participants might happen to know.
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Hi DM-AVAL,

Many thanks for these links, and appreciate your help.
I was looking for the requirements to connect exchange to the internet.

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Connecting Exchange to the Internet?

For a lab environment? At home?

That is challenging but it can be done. I have done this and others have as well.

What have you done so far?

As you probably know, you'll have to set up (if you have not already) an Active Directory domain and then prepare the schema and domain for Exchange, etc, etc..

Having done this before, I'll just outline some of the basic steps and problems you'll likely encounter.

If you want to create a real functioning Exchange environment, you will probably have to accept certain costs (more on this below).

OK, connecting Exchange to the Internet.

For outbound, you will need to configure a "Send Connector". There should be details in the websites I mentioned for step-by-step if you need that.

PROBLEM: If you really want to send messages to a Gmail or Hotmail account, there is a good chance (if you do not have a static IP address assigned specifically to you by your service provider) that Gmail and Hotmail will block your outbound messages. This is because dynamic IPs are often on "black lists" (SpamHaus for example).

SOLUTION: research "No-IP". They offer a solution (that I use) where you route your outbound Exchange test messages (or other) via their servers.

Inbound is more complex.

First, you'll need a real domain name to which you will later associate DNS records, notably A and MX DNS records.

I have purchased domain names from a company called "Go Daddy" (the name may have recently changed).

So now you have "jarady.com" (or whatever you prefer).

PROBLEM: if you have a IP address that changes all the time, to what IP address do you point your DNS records?

SOLUTION: "No-IP" offers a service that automatically updates your DNS records to reflect any changes in your IP address.

I mention No-IP. There are surely other companies with similar offerings.

Typically, at the perimeter of the network, you would have some sort of firewall device. This is where we usually have to configure something called "1 to 1 NAT" so the incoming traffic using a "public" IP address is translated to the "private" IP addresses used internally.

This is a project in itself. Some people have used Microsoft ISA or TMG, a spare Cisco PIX or ASA, variants of Linux firewalls. So you'll have to research the configuration steps based on what you use at the perimeter of you lab environment.

Once the incoming messages reach the Exchange server, you will have had to configure "Accepted Domains" and a "Receive Connector". In Exchange 2013/16 the connector is essentially configured properly by default. Depending on your domain name, the proper accepted domain values may already be present.

As others have stated, the best approach is to get started and then ask specific questions as you encounter obstacles. For example, if you are fortunate enough to have a static IP address (maybe you are setting this lab up at a university that has a range of static IPs), then what I've mentioned about dynamic IPs does not apply.

They say you don't get "anything for nothing". Although I ended up not using Exchange 2013, I did subscribe to Pluralsight (you can get month by month subscriptions and cancel when you are finished after 1-2 months) and used this course:

https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/exchange-2013-admin-install

The instructor shows how to set up a lab and all that.

Depending on your objectives, you may want to wait until there are more Exchange 2016 courses. But 2013 and 2016 are very similar.

Also, the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant is a excellent tool for Exchange admins:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dn756393.aspx








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Step 1: go to http://portal.office.com and sign up for a free trial

Step 2: enjoy a fully functional exchange installation that is already connected to the internet
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You can't beat that, 2 easy steps.
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