Paperback: 936 pages
Publisher: Sams Publishing; 1 edition (December 7, 2012)
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I really tried to give this book a shot. I didn't expect anything too in-depth, just wanted a basic Exchange book to learn the overall functionality of the system. It was off to a slow start - the book offers in-depth step-by-step instructions on how to install Windows Server 2012, how to design and implement Active Directory, how to deploy DNS. I guess you have to fill 900 pages with something. I just moved past those parts and was glad that it didn't go into how to build a physical server. I found it a bit odd that Chapter 5 talks about how to configure certificates in an Exchange environment before you even get to installing Exchange (Chapter 6), but once again - I just followed along hoping that the good part was just about to start.Well, that hope never materialized. Chapter 6 ended abruptly with a list of post-installation tasks: "Create a Send connector. Add additional accepted domains. Configure the default email address policy. Configure an SSL certificate. Configure external URLs. Configure Outlook Anywhere authentication methods." How do I do all of those things??? What happened to the detailed step-by-step instructions that filled the previous 200 pages of the book???Ok, I moved on to Chapter 7 which covers transitions from Exchange 2007/2010. Once again - the chapter offers detailed step by step instructions on how to seize FSMO roles of your domain controllers for a test environment (very odd subject to cover, but ok...). It then offers an option to setup a brand new Active Directory Forest and Domain for the migration of your production environment - who does that??? Then there is the general rah-rah of how important it is to test everything in a lab.
Quick background:I borrowed this book from library so that to upgrade from Win2008 R1 & Exchange 2007 to Win2012 & Exchange 2013.Anyway, I don't expect this book as an all-in-one reference as every case is different.Details:(I get this book because with previous volume of this series (Exchange Server 2010 Unleashed) as a major reference and successfully upgraded my customer's from Windows 2003 R2 & Exchange 2003 to Windows 2008 R2 & Exchange 2010.)Chapter 7 (Transitioning from Exchange 2007/2010 to Exchange Server 2013) is the chapter I suppose I can get the most relevant info. But the chapter is incomplete and contains merely 20 pages, unlike the previous volume got >100 pages in 3 chapters.I believe the following are missing:1 - Configure exchange-related virtual directories2 - Configure Unified Messaging. Not even a reference to the UM chapter, but that chapter does not seems mentioning the migration bit3 - Configure offline address book (OAB). Again, not even a reference to somewhere else in the book. I can barely "address Book, offline generation" under Index.4 - Get into Exchange Admin Center (EAC) via "https://%computername%/ecp?ExchClientVer=15" after installation of 2013 in co-existing with older versions. Before the administrator moved the mailbox to 2013, once you logged on via the IE to EAC, you will be redirected to the older version of Exchange. It is really frustrating! The URL is totally missing in both chapter 7 and not even mentioned in chapter 15 that is about EAC.The "Replicating public folders from Exchange Server 2007/2010 to Exchange Server 2013" part is unverified (p.215, chapter 7).
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