I don't have a lot of experience in exchange 2010 hence my question. I have a single exchange installation without the Edge transport role installed (I guess that is the default installation), but i always see edgetransport.exe service running and using a lot of memory. As well from time to time, i see my server downloading antivirus and antispam updates. Do i really need to have the service running at all times even if i don't have the role installed?
My main issue is this, i have a two quad core server with 16GB of memory, exchange 2010 running on windows 2008 standad. My memory usage on the server is always jacked up to 90-95%, only the store.exe has 6GB memory usage, is this normal?
I have 4 mailbox stores on the server and for the edge transport i use other platforms that do the filtering and forward the good email to my exchange server.
I appreciate any and all help on this subject.