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Hi all,

I have just installed MS Forefront Protection for Exchange 2010 onto each of our Exchange 2010 EDGE servers.
I noticed that the settings between them are individual.

I have now found that there is a console to manage both of these using a single configuration.

If I had 2 Edge servers in the DMZ, where am I meant to install this console to manage the FPS and keep the settings the same?

Do I need to deploy another server in the DMZ and install that separately?
Has anyone used it before?

Just looking for suggestions...

Thanks,
Mark
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by:Akhater
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The edge and fpe settings are per server so if you had two edge the config is to be done twice
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So, this "management console", where I can 'add servers' to manage, is only built to manage a single edge?

How does this make it any better than managing it on the edge server?
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OK I feel I have missunderstood the quesiton, I thought you were referering to the TMG management console...

can you please tell me what management console you are talking about ?
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It's forefront protection for Exchange 2010.

As part of Exchange 2010, the last option on the menu when you put the CD in. Install Forefront Protection for Exchange 2010.

I have installed this on each edge, the management console for this only came out recently it seems.

However, I'm a bit confused where on our network (edge or private) I'm meant to install this tool.
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Yes I know it is FPE for Exchange and it can be installed on edge however you talked about one console to manage both what console are you talking about ?

the FPE should be installed on the edge for sure, it can also be install on the internal servers if you are worried about an internal virus outbreak
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To find out what I'm talking about, please go to this download link on the MS site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=31f66155-50f0-4665-adc0-de94da027ed7&displaylang=en

This is the management console for these edge servers.

Unless it's only built to manage servers who run this on their Internal HUB Transport servers?
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this is a nice one i didn't know about it :) thanks

however it sounds to be for FPE and not for edge
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Okie doke.

Are there scripts you know of, to perhaps export the config from forefront on the edge? I can then import onto the 2nd edge...
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you can easily export the config of the Edge but for forefront I am afraid it has to be done manually
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