Where to place the Exchange server?
Posted on 2004-04-16
I have some questions regarding where to place our Exchange server, in the DMZ or the internal network? I really appreciate any one who can help me out or point me to references that explain how to setup the Exchange server and its web access feature with a firewall or DMZ. Thank you very much.
Here is the scenario.
Exchange Server 2000 or Exchange Server 2003
Cisco Pix Firewall 515E
One DMZ zone created
We need our employees to be able to access their e-mails, calendars, tasks, etc. on the Exchange server from outside with the Internet through Exchange's Web Access feature; and at the same time the internal network users also need to have access to the same Exchange server so that all employees can cooperate on shared calendars, tasks, notes, etc.
1) Where should we place the Exchange server? In the DMZ or the internal network?
2) Can it be done if we place the Exchange server in the internal network, and how do we configure it? (this might be asking too much, a point in a right direction or reference will do as well)