Exchange 2010 DAG - Client Query

Hi

I have a two server DAG with each server seperated by a VPN. This works well as a disaster recovery setup. When Outlook users connect they are automatically routed to one of the servers as I would expect. Is it possible to have users at each site connect Outlook to their local Exchange server rather than all being forced to connect to one server which for some is at the other end of a VPN? Hope this makes sense!

Thanks
LVL 10
skca54Senior EngineerAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Hilal1924Commented:
In DAG or Exchange 2010 itself, The architecture is designed in such a way that Clients do not connect directly to mailbox servers, rather all clients connect to CAS server. This is true for OWA, ACtiveSync, Outlook Anywhere or Outlook 2007/2010 Client. So client will always get connected via CAS server to the backend DAG database.

Hilal
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
murli30Commented:

It will always to connect to one server
OL Clients will always connect to server which has active database.
0
Hilal1924Commented:
@Murli: OL Clients will always connect to server which has active database.That is partially true, All Connections go through CAS server and CAS server decides which Mailbox server will the client connect with.

Hilal
0
Ultimate Tool Kit for Technology Solution Provider

Broken down into practical pointers and step-by-step instructions, the IT Service Excellence Tool Kit delivers expert advice for technology solution providers. Get your free copy now.

murli30Commented:

Yes,

In Exchange 2010 all connections goes through CAS server thats by design.

I feel Everybody knows that
0
skca54Senior EngineerAuthor Commented:
In a DAG can we easily move users between databases on sites.
0
skca54Senior EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Sorry for delay.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Exchange

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.