Configure Exchange Server 2016

Verify Existing Client Access Namespaces

It’s a good time to verify the Namespace configuration and correct them if there are any misconfigured namespaces.

  1. Login to Exchange 2010 server.
  2. Open Exchange Management Shell
  3. Run follow cmdlet to check outlook Anywhere namespace

     

    Get-OutlookAnywhere | Select Server,Internalhostname,Externalhostname | Fl
    

     


Note
If upgrading from exchange 2010. Outlook Anywhere must be enabled and IIS Authentication Must be configured for co-existence, run follow cmdlet to enable Outlook Anywhere and configure IIS Authentication.

Get-ExchangeServer | Where {($_.AdminDisplayVersion -Like "Version 14*") -And ($_.ServerRole -Like "*ClientAccess*")} | Get-ClientAccessServer | Where {$_.OutlookAnywhereEnabled -Eq $False} | Enable-OutlookAnywhere -ClientAuthenticationMethod Basic -SSLoffloading $False -ExternalHostName mail.gooddealmart.ca -IISAuthenticationMethod Basic

 

Run follow cmdlet to configure IIS Authentication if Outlook Anywhere already enabled.

 

Get-ExchangeServer | Where {($_.AdminDisplayVersion -Like "Version 14*") -And ($_.ServerRole -Like "*ClientAccess*")} | Get-ClientAccessServer | Where {$_.OutlookAnywhereEnabled -Eq $True} | ForEach {Set-OutlookAnywhere "$_\RPC (Default Web Site)" -ClientAuthenticationMethod Basic -SSLoffloading $False -ExternalHostName mail.gooddealmart.ca -IISAuthenticationMethod Basic}

 


  • Run follow cmdlet to check OWA Virtual Directory

     

    Get-OWAVirtualDirectory -ADPropertiesOnly | Select Server,Internalurl,Externalurl | Fl
    

     


Note
Run follow cmdlet to change settings.

Get-OWAVirtualDirectory -Server GDMEX01 | Set-OWAVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl  mail.gooddealmart.ca/owa -InternalUrl mail.gooddealmart.ca/owa

 

  • Run follow cmdlet to check ECP Virtual Directory

     

    Get-ECPVirtualDirectory -ADPropertiesOnly | Select Server,Internalurl,Externalurl | Fl
    

     


Note
Run follow cmdlet to change settings.

Get-ECPVirtualDirectory -Server GDMEX01 | Set-ECPVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl  mail.gooddealmart.ca/ecp -InternalUrl mail.gooddealmart.ca/ecp

 

  • Run follow cmdlet to check OAB Virtual Directory

     

    Get-OABVirtualDirectory -ADPropertiesOnly | Select Server,Internalurl,Externalurl | Fl
    

     


Note
Run follow cmdlet to change settings.

Get-OABVirtualDirectory -Server GDMEX01 | Set-OABVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl  mail.gooddealmart.ca/OAB -InternalUrl mail.gooddealmart.ca/OAB

 


  • Run follow cmdlet to check WebServices Virtual Directory

     

    Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -ADPropertiesOnly | Select Server,Internalurl,Externalurl | Fl
    

     


Note
Run follow cmdlet to change settings.

Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -Server GDMEX01 | Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl  mail.gooddealmart.ca/EWS/Exchange.asmx -InternalUrl mail.gooddealmart.ca/EWS/Exchange.asmx

 


  • Run follow cmdlet to check ActiveSync Virtual Directory

     

    Get-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -ADPropertiesOnly | Select Server,Internalurl,Externalurl | Fl
    

     


Note
Run follow cmdlet to change settings.

Get-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -Server GDMEX01 | Set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl  mail.gooddealmart.ca/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync -InternalUrl mail.gooddealmart.ca/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync

 

  • Run follow cmdlet to check ClientAccessServer Virtual Directory

     

    Get-ClientAccessServer | Select Identity,AutodiscoverServiceInternaluri
    

     


Note
Run follow cmdlet to change settings.

Set-ClientAccessServer -Identity GDMEX01 -AutodiscoverServiceInternalUri https://mail.gooddealmart.ca/Autodiscover/Autodiscover.xml

 


Configuring the Autodiscover Services Connection Point (SCP) for Exchange 2016 Server

  1. Login to Exchange 2016 server.
  2. Open Exchange Management Shell
  3. Run follow cmdlet to check the existing Autodiscover SCP settings.

     

    Get-ClientAccessService -Identity GDMEX02 | Select Name,AutodiscoverServiceInternalUri | Fl
    

     


  4. Run follow cmdlet to update Autidiscover SCP

     

    Set-ClientAccessService -Identity GDMEX02 -AutoDiscoverServiceInternalUri https://mail.gooddealmart.ca/Autodiscover/Autodiscover.xm
    

     


Configuring the Client Access Namespaces for Exchange 2016 Server

  1. Login Exchange 2016 Server.
  2. Open Exchange Management Shell
  3. Run follow cmdlet to change namespaces settings.

     

    $ExternalHostname = "mail.gooddealmart.ca"
    $InternalHostname = "mail.gooddealmart.ca"
    $Servername = "GDMEX02"
    Get-OWAVirtualDirectory -Server $Servername | Set-OWAVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl https://$ExternalHostname/owa -InternalUrl https://$InternalHostname/owa
    Get-ECPVirtualDirectory -Server $Servername | Set-ECPVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl https://$ExternalHostname/ecp -InternalUrl https://$InternalHostname/ecp
    Get-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -Server $Servername | Set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl https://$ExternalHostname/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync -InternalUrl https://$InternalHostname/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync
    Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -Server $Servername | Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl https://$ExternalHostname/EWS/Exchange.asmx -InternalUrl https://$InternalHostname/EWS/Exchange.asmx
    Get-OABVirtualDirectory -Server $Servername | Set-OABVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl https://$ExternalHostname/OAB -InternalUrl https://$InternalHostname/OAB
    Get-MapiVirtualDirectory -Server $Servername | Set-MapiVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl https://$ExternalHostname/mapi -InternalUrl https://$InternalHostname/Mapi
    Get-OutlookAnywhere -Server $Servername | Set-OutlookAnywhere -ExternalHostname $ExternalHostname -InternalHostname $InternalHostname -ExternalClientsRequireSsl $true -InternalClientsRequireSsl $true -DefaultAuthenticationMethod NTLM
    

     


Testing the Client Access Namespaces

We can use a host to test with pilot users and make sure there are no issues.

  1. Login to a pilot user’s desktop.
  2. Open hosts file from c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
  3. Add mail.gooddealmart.ca map to the IP of exchange 2016 server, save and then close the hosts file


  4. Open outlook from the desktop of pilot user and make sure there are no issues.

 

TO be continue….

Hope you enjoy this post.

Cary Sun

Twitter:@SifuSun

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