?
Solved

Replacement for Edge Role in Exchange 2013

Posted on 2013-06-19
12
Medium Priority
?
1,544 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-21
I'm starting to plan out the upgrade for our Exchange 2010 environment to Exchange 2013. I know Edge 2010 servers can still be used in conjunction with Exchange 2013. However, I am wondering what some of you experts will be using as an alternative or is the Edge role coming to 2013?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:LCNW
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 4
  • 2
  • +1
12 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Stelian Stan
ID: 39261191
I would use Exchange 2010 Sp3 Edge (also this is Microsoft recommandation). I don't know when they will release 2013 Edge server.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Marshal Hubs
ID: 39261417
Hi  LCNW,

The Edge Transport server is not currently available in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, replacement resource : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj150569(v=exchg.150).aspx
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:LCNW
ID: 39261562
Yes. I'm aware that I can use 2010 SP3 Edge and that it's not available in 2013.

I'm trying to explore alternatives some of you may have used.
0
NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Marshal Hubs
ID: 39261631
@LCNW

I have tried given steps in above link with my exchange sever 2007 as alternative option
0
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 2000 total points
ID: 39262214
I haven't used Edge server ever. I consider it a waste of money.
Your best option is to look at something else, there are a lot of choices out there which will be cheaper than an Exchange and Windows licences and will provide you with more functionality.

This could be as something as basic as Windows with Vamsoft ORF to an appliance.

Simon.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:LCNW
ID: 39264328
Simon,

This is what I'm after. Could you list some alternatives? I currently use ORF with Clam AV on my Edge server. We are a non-profit so our MSFT licensing is rather cheap.

The org is not very big with about 150 mailboxes.

I should also mention the Edge is in a DMZ provided by our Watchguard XTM520 device.

Thank you.
0
 
LVL 63

Assisted Solution

by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 2000 total points
ID: 39264365
If you are already using ORF, then stick with it.

Drop the Edge role completely. Just install regular Windows with IIS SMTP and then route email through that. Vamsoft can do recipient filtering and can even tag messages with the relevant SCL value if you want to use that feature. You can do content filtering on Exchange itself.

Simon.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:LCNW
ID: 39265473
Could you link to some how to's for the iis smtp server build/config?
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
ID: 39265486
There isn't anything to it.
Install Windows, install IIS SMTP. Add the domains to the list to allow relaying and enter the internal server as the smart host. Job done.

Simon.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:LCNW
ID: 39265492
And ORF will pick up on this for filtering? It's been awhile since I've installed ORF.
0
 
LVL 63

Assisted Solution

by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 2000 total points
ID: 39265500
It will. Make sure that you are using the latest build.
http://vamsoft.com/support/docs/knowledge-base/non-exchange
Ignore the middle steps about changing ports though.

After installing it, the first thing you want to do is enable Recipient Filtering. That uses an LDAP call and will help ensure that you don't process email for non-valid users. You can copy a lot of the configuration from your existing installation.

Simon.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:LCNW
ID: 39266658
Thanks, Simon. Always insightful.
0

Featured Post

Office 365 Training for Admins - 7 Day Trial

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This article lists the top 5 free OST to PST Converter Tools. These tools save a lot of time for users when they want to convert OST to PST after their exchange server is no longer available or some other critical issue with exchange server or impor…
Unified and professional email signatures help maintain a consistent company brand image to the outside world. This article shows how to create an email signature in Exchange Server 2010 using a transport rule and how to overcome native limitations …
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager
This video demonstrates how to sync Microsoft Exchange Public Folders with smartphones using CodeTwo Exchange Sync and Exchange ActiveSync. To learn more about CodeTwo Exchange Sync and download the free trial, go to: http://www.codetwo.com/excha…
Suggested Courses

764 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