Exchange Server 2013 Advanced tasks

Hello everybody,

I have joined with Exchange Server team but I do not know what periodically backend tasks are. I can some tasks like create a new user email account, reset the password and update the user profile. I have read intensively about exchange architecture and terms. Now, what should I do to get started with new exchange server backend team and what are the tasks should be assigned to me?

Abufahad AbdullahDeveloperAsked:
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Sunil ChauhanLead AdministratorCommented:
here are following things you can explore on daily basis as an exchange admins.

Monitor the Daily backup, and make sure the DBs are getting backed up on time.
make sure all the CAS/hub/mbx servers are healthy,
In most environments, there are PowerShell scripts for monitoring, but I would suggest you get to know each command being used for the same to get understanding on testing and monitoring etc.
Make sure the Mailflow is fine and there is hight Queue or long stuck messages.
you can review the events logs periodically.
Monitor the Database growth, there may be future requirements to scale the environment to accumulate the growth.
Monitor the CPU and RAM usage etc to determine if there is any requirement to scale the environment further.
keep an eye on new updates for outlook and exchange and how they impact the exchange or user experience.
Documenting/updating the Run books etc.

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I would add monitoring the SPAM filter, Anti Virus logs, and most important checking the Exchange database logs (if they are accumulated over the days it will be a signal that you have to check/test the backup/restore procedure).
SunilTechnical Specialist - Wintel Operations.Commented:
Backup Jobs,
Mail Flow and Que
Audit the mail flow and find out the spams and suggest 'em to add in the spam filter.
Monitor the Spam filters
Monitor the Exchange server health
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