Type of Exchange Configuration Nodes
In this article, we will go through what are types of configuration we have in Exchange.
- Organization Configuration
- Server Configuration
- Recipient Configuration
Organization Configuration: -
Any changes/update in organization configuration settings that apply to your entire organization You can also create and manage federation configuration with other partner organization including Office 365.
Mailbox –Use this node to manage Mailbox Server role setting that applies to the entire organization such as Creating and Managing Database, DAG, Offline Address Book, Address List, Custom Folders.
Client Access – Use this node to manage Client Access Server Settings that apply to the entire organization such as Exchange Active-Sync Policy (Device Security, Encryption, Email Sync threshold etc), Outlook Web Access Policy (Enabling/Disabling OWA Segmentation, OWA File download, and View settings).
Hub Transport – Use this node to manage Hub Transport Server that applies to entire organization level such as Send connector, Accepted Domain, Remote Domain, Email Address Policy, Journaling Rules, Transport Rules, Global Settings.
Unified Messaging – Use this node to manage Unified Messaging Server settings that apply to the entire organization such as Dial Plan, Exchange Auto Attendant, Exchange UM Gateway and Unified Messaging Mailbox Policy.
Server Configuration: -
Use Server Configuration to view the list of Exchange Servers, Version and Build version.
Similar to Organization Configuration, Server Configuration also have four sub-nodes,
Mailbox Server – Use this node to manage mailbox server settings that apply to specific server level such as activating passive database as active, View list of available Domain Controller, View Logging Configuration details.
Client Access Server – Use this node to manage client access server setting that applies to the specific servers such as Outlook Web Access URL, Active-Sync, ECP, IMAP, POP3, and OAB.
Hub Transport Server – Use this node to manage hub transport server setting that applies to the specific server such as Create and Manage Receive Connector settings that apply to the specific server.
Unified Messaging Server – Use this node to manage to enable and to disable UM settings.
Recipient Configuration: -
Use Recipient Configuration to create and manage recipient related settings.
Similar to Organization and Server configuration, Recipient configuration also have 4 sub-nodes.
Mailbox –Use this node to create, remove, disable mailboxes and manage settings to the existing mailboxes including granting full mailbox access, send-as permission.
Distribution Group – Use this node to create, delete and manage mail-enabled distribution groups, Mail-enabled security groups, Dynamic Distribution Groups.
Contacts – Use this node to create and manage external mail enabled contacts.
Disconnected Mailbox – Use this node to view and connect disconnected mailboxes to the same user or different user/account.
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