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Edge Server in Exchange 2007 Environment

In an idea setup for Exchange 2007 where you have more than one server. You would put the edge transport server first and then the rest of the services on the other server correct?
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If you are going to use the Edge transport service then yes you need to have this service on its own as this server typically sits exposed to the internet in your DMZ. Your CAS, hub transport, mailbox, etc roles would then sit on the other system.

You should have the domain controller running on a seperate box to your exchange services also.


thenoneAuthor Commented:
Edge transport is only if you want the anti-spam correct?
The Edge server provides a number of functions, but is in effect an SMTP gateway. It can do anti spam scanning and other message hygiene. However the antispam functionality is available on a standalone server, so Edge is not required for an Exchange 2007 environment.

An Edge server can only be that - it cannot be anything else. It is also best advised to be a member of a workgroup, not a domain.


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