Exchange 2013 on a single Server 2012 computer - confused

Posted on 2014-08-27
Last Modified: 2014-09-09
About a year ago I moved our Ex2007 to Ex2013 (thank you Simon).  We're a small organization and everything runs on one box.  Although I migrated prior to SP1, server is now at SP1 level.  I am following some articles and trying to enable DNSBL features which suggests that I need more transport agents than I have, specifically Connection Filtering Agent.  Here is my current list:

Identity                                           Enabled         Priority
--------                                           -------         --------
Transport Rule Agent                               True            1
Malware Agent                                      False           2
Text Messaging Routing Agent                       True            3
SMSMSERoutingAgent                                 True            4
SMSMSESMTPAgent                                    True            5
Text Messaging Delivery Agent                      True            6

I don't have an Edge Transport server installed which as I recall was because there was none prior to SP1.  So here are the questions:  

Can I use an Edge Transport Server if I am running on a single box?  If so, will that allow me install the Connection Filtering Agent?  Any reason not to do these things?

How do I install/enable these?  Finally, is there a required priority for these agents?
Question by:dvanaken
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    Accepted Solution

    You need to install the antispam agents. They aren't installed by default.



    From the scripts directory in the Exchange installation point.
    Then restart the transport service.


    Author Comment

    Thank you Simon.  Nice to hear from you again.  Just to clarify - what about the Connection Filtering Agent/Edge Transport Service - do I need them?
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    Expert Comment

    by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
    You don't need the Edge role, just install the agents and then you can configure the use of a blacklist.


    Author Comment

    Awesome - will try that tonight as I have to run cu6 as well.  Do the update first?
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    Expert Comment

    by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
    It doesn't really matter either way.


    Author Closing Comment

    Simon, thanks again.

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