Sunday, April 10, 2011

Deploying Exchange Server 2010 Hosting mode (Part 4)

Managing Organization as Organization Admin
Most hosting companies provide their customers with panels to do the management. however, Exchange Server 2010 provides a decent management interface which is nothing but the Outlook Web App ECP.

We are going to log in the ECP as Organization Admin.

1. At DC1, log in as Domain Administrator.
2. Launch "Internet Explorer", go to "".

Figure 17: Outlook Web App

The E-mail address is instead of Domain\Username in the OWA authentication page.

3. Next to "E-mail address", type "".
4. Next to "Password", provide's password.
5. Click "Sign in".

Figure 18: Exchange Control Panel

The Administrator can create mailboxes, manage mailboxes and reset password in the panel.

Figure 19: Mail Control menu

The Administrator also can create transport rules and tracking emails.

Address list
At multi-tenancy environments, each user will only see their Global Address Lists accounts that belongs to the same organization. So a user in the Abcoffee organization will not see users in any other organization and vice-versa.

Figure 20: Default Global Address List

Configure send & receive connector
By default, the default receive connector isn't checked "Anonymous Users" option. The email server doesn't receive the internet email.

1. At Mail1, log in as Domain Administrator.
2. Launch "Exchange Management Shell" enter the following cmdlet:

Set-ReceiveConnector -PermissionGroups 'AnonymousUsers, ExchangeUsers, ExchangeServers, ExchangeLegacyServers' -Identity "Mail1\Default Mail1"

Figure 21: Modify the default receive connector

3. Enter the following cmdlet to create a send connector:

New-SendConnector -Internet -Name "To Intenret" -AddressSpaces *

Figure 22: Creating a new send connector

Both domains are hosted in the same Exchange hosting server. The e-mail can't route to the another organization.

Figure 23: The email can't be routed

You have to create a new send connector to route the email.

4. Enter the following cmdlet to create a send connector for both domains:

New-SendConnector -Name "InterOrg" -Internal -AddressSpaces, -IsScopedConnector $false -DNSRoutingEnabled $false -SmartHosts '[]' -SmartHostAuthMechanism 'None' -UseExternalDNSServersEnabled $false -SourceTransportServers 'Mail1'

Figure 24: A new send connector for Inter organization

Deleting mailbox as a hosting company
1. At Mail1, still in Exchange Management Shell.
2. Enter the following cmdlet to delete a mailbox in abcoffee organization.

Get-Mailbox "Peter Pan" -Organization "abcoffee" | Remove-Mailbox

Figure 25: Remove the mailbox of Peter Pan in Abcoffee

Deleting a Tenant Organization
You will not be allows of purging on organization as long as it has mailboxes so we will need to, as a start, delete all mailboxes of the organization.

1. At Mail1, still in Exchange Management Shell.
2. Enter the following cmdlet to delete all mailboxes in Abcoffee.

Get-Mailbox -Organization "Abcoffee" | Remove-Mailbox -Confirm:$false

3. Enter the following cmdlet to remove Abcoffee organization.

Remove-Organization "Abcoffee"

Figure 26: Removing Abcoffee organization

Figure 27: The view of Active Directory

As a result, the Abcoffee organization is removed in the Active Directory and Exchange server.


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