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I am planning on making one of my exchange servers (2003 sp2) a front end server. Currently it is hosting public folders (very small 400mb) and also is responsible  for the offline address book, generating the offline address book, schedule+free busy folders, organizion forms folder, and the recipient update service as well.
I am in the process of moving the public folders over to another exchange machine now. The sever to become the front end also does NOT host any mailboxes.
I am going to be deploying it using the Front-End and Back-End Topology with a Front-End Server Behind a Firewall.

So, my question is: can I allow the front end server to continue to host the offline address book, schedule+free busy folder, organization forms folder, and the recipient update service without any issues or risks?


thanks in advance for any advice.
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So, my question is: can I allow the front end server to continue to host the offline address book, schedule+free busy folder, organization forms folder, and the recipient update service without any issues or risks?

answer: well the answer is no.. you should change the OAB generation server to your back end server, you should replicate all public folders to your back end server, and the best is to delete the public folder database on the front end... deleting the public folder database also implies that the system ublic folders (schedule free busy and organization forms included) stay only on the back end server.. as for the recipient update service the recommendation is the same that for the OAB... change it to the back end..

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996980(EXCHG.65).aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997436(EXCHG.65).aspx

check this:
Dismount and delete stores if necessary:

If you are not running SMTP, dismount and delete all mailbox stores.

If you are running SMTP, leave a mailbox store mounted, but make sure the mailbox store does not contain any mailboxes. If you receive large amounts of external e-mail for public folders, you can mount a public store, as this will improve mail delivery to public folders.

so if you are using front end, not only for external client access, but also to smtp, you should keep mailbox databases.. if not delete it...

front end servers are designed to be on perimeter networks and should not contain any user or domain information, such as recipient policies and OAB
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thanks for the information. this is perfect. Thanks again
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