Solved

Exchange Edge Transport?

Posted on 2012-03-30
6
725 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-30
I am running Exchange 2007 in my environment.  I have a mailbox server and an edge transport server which also runs my OWA.  I also have a Sophos E1100 Email Security appliance.

Since ALL inbound and outbound email is routed through the ES100 do I actually need to run the Edge Transport role on my OWA server?
0
Comment
Question by:lrmcenter
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
pclinuxguru earned 500 total points
ID: 37787568
If the primary reason for having it was anti-virus and anti-spam then no.

If it's also acting as a smarthost and/or relay as well as your only OWA then yes you would want to keep it.

We ran into the same situation. We ended up ditching the transport server all together and have one exchange server with puremessage as our anti-spam/anti-viurs.

Here is a nice article about transport servers:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996562%28EXCHG.80%29.aspx
0
 

Author Comment

by:lrmcenter
ID: 37788251
The Sophos appliance does all of our Antispam, Antivirus, Antimalware.  All incoming mail goes to the appliance and the appliance acts as a smarthost for all outgoing mail.

I am getting ready to upgrade to Exchange 2010 and wondering then if I can house all of my roles (including OWA and ActiveSync) on one 2010 server?

In this scenario would I need the Edge Server role also?
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:pclinuxguru
ID: 37788306
No you wouldn't need one... in fact it is recommended that Edge server perform no other roles and all the other stuff you can host it all on one.

Here is an Excel spreadsheet to help determine what you need and stuff. Helped us out in trying to figure out what was needed for ours.

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Exchange-2010-Mailbox-Server-Role-
0
NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

 

Author Comment

by:lrmcenter
ID: 37788518
If I decide to host all roles on one server and eliminate the Edge Transport would the best upgrade method from 2007 Dual Server to 2010 Single Server be to install a 2010 server with all roles in my domain/organization and then move the mail boxes over?
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:pclinuxguru
ID: 37788872
Thats pretty much yes however there is a trick to migrating from 2007 to 2010.

I would suggest giving this a read. It is a migration guide
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124350.aspx

Your basically installing exchange 2010 to coexist and then remove the old servers.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:lrmcenter
ID: 37788920
Thanks for the info...
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Lotus Notes – formerly IBM Notes – is an email client application, while IBM Domino (earlier Lotus Domino) is an email server. The client possesses a set of features that are even more advanced as compared to that of Outlook. Likewise, IBM Domino is…
A list of top three free exchange EDB viewers that helps the user to extract a mailbox from an unmounted .edb file and get a clear preview of all emails & other items with just a single click on mailboxes.
In this video we show how to create a User Mailbox in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Mailb…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

789 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question