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How to configure Exchange 2003 as a front-end server

We would like to migrate from a current Windows 2000/Exchange 2000 front-end server with a Windows 2000/Exchange 2000 back-end server to new hardware running Windows 2003 and Exchange 2003. After we upgrade the front-end server, the back-end server will then be upgraded. Currently, the new front-end server is running Windows 2003. After we install Exchange 2003, how do we configure it to act as the new front-end server?

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There is a check-box under Properties in Microsoft Exchange where you can stipulate that your new Exchange 2003 server will be a front-end server (see image below). Please consider the security enhancements that Microsoft provides for front-end servers in the article "Securing server roles in Exchange 2003."

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Related information from SearchExchange.com:

  • Primer: Exchange server roles and hardware
  • Step-by-Step Guide: Spec your Exchange server hardware requirements
  • Reference Center: Exchange Server deployment and migration advice
  • Reference Center: Exchange Server hardware management
  • This was first published in October 2007

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