Configuring Exchange 2013 Edge Transport server

In my previous article I explained how to install and Exchange 2013 Edge Transport server and how to create and activate the Edge Synchronization process. In this blog post I’d like to explain a bit more how to configure Message Hygiene on the Edge Transport server.

Exchange Management Shell

The only possibility to configure the Exchange 2013 Edge Transport server is by using the Exchange Management Shell (PowerShell). There’s no GUI available for managing the Edge Transport server. The bright side of this is that there’s no IIS anymore on the Edge Transport server and that the attack surface of this server is smaller, something that’s important when connecting a server directly to the Internet. Continue reading Configuring Exchange 2013 Edge Transport server

Login failed because the mailbox you tried to access is being moved

In preparation of a migration from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013 (interorg, so new Active Directory and new Exchange deployment) I had to clean up the Exchange 2007 environment. There was one user that had a 4.5GB Mailbox with over 50,000 items in.

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Exchange 2013 SP1 Edge Transport Server

Reintroduced in Exchange 2013 SP1 is the Edge Transport server role. This server role is for message hygiene purposes for Internet messages. Messages arriving from the Internet are delivered to the Edge Transport server, messages sent by users to the Internet are delivered by the Edge Transport server. The primary role of the Edge Transport Server is to clean up the incoming message and filter out all spam messages. In this blog post I’ll discuss how to install and configure the Exchange 2013 SP1 Edge Transport server. Continue reading Exchange 2013 SP1 Edge Transport Server