What is Microsoft Exchange Server?
Microsoft’s calendaring, email, scheduling, contact, and collaboration platforms are all Microsoft Exchange Server.
The primary purpose of the Exchange service is to adopt and give access to the users who can message from mobile phones, web-based systems, and desktops. The Exchange Server has telephony capabilities that support voice messages.
Features like Security and storage help the organization achieve content, executive compliance tasks, and perform searches.
The working of Exchange Server
Exchange Server is an enterprise-class collaboration product whose primary focus is sending, storing, and receiving email messages. It also provides several collaboration features like calendaring; it has tight interaction with other Microsoft applications.
Features of Exchange Server 2019
The salient features of the Exchange Server of 2019 provide significant fast, more reliable failures between servers. It was made to improve overall performance and the advantage of solid-state drives, including larger disks and also the latest storage hardware.
Some of the main features are
- It provides support up to 48 CPU cores and 256GB of memory
- On the Windows server, it enables installations.
- It prevents forwarding the meeting invitations by the attendees.
- With additional out-of-office options, it provides end-users.
- It also enables administrators to assign permission to others.
- It also has a feature where it allows the administrators to cancel the meetings even if the organizer left the company.
Requirements for 2019 Exchange Server
- Even in Active Directory (AD) forests, Exchange 2019 can be installed with the existing Exchange 2016 and 2013 servers. Before this, no earlier versions had the feature to install the same as in 2019.
- There must be at least Windows server 2012 R2 or higher AD forest function level.
- Must use the 64-bit processor for the Server hosting Exchange 2019.
- The Server should have between 128 and 256 GB of RAM
- All disk partitions which are containing the system partition require New Technology File System(NTFS).
Database availability groups
The available database groups are an Exchange subsystem which ensures HA. It was first introduced in 2010 (Exchange 2010), and within no time, it became one of the most critical subsystems within exchanges.
Database Availability Group is not based on technology specifically made for the Exchange team alone but based on Windows Clustering. This means that the features and bugs that are in the Windows server can also make a significant impact on how Exchange functions.