Hi, we current have a exchange server 2003 in network. we would like to build a front end server for it.
I know that front end server wont have larger files space since it can not host mailboxes, but I wuold like to consultant with you about the general system requirement for the new server hardware. we have about 150 users by the way and most of then running outlook client.
also, how do you guys add a front end server into current network?
Once you do that, then you just need to check the this is a frontend exchange server. And you inside server as the backend. Then you will need to configure you firewall to accept connections to that frontend exchange server for OWA, OMA and RPC / HTTPs access if you are going to use those.
You clients on the inside will still connect to your mailbox server i.e. server on the inside of the network.