One of the first concepts you need to understand when planning an Exchange Server 2007 deployment (even in a lab)...
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is what the server roles are and when to use them. The server roles in Exchange 2007 are:
- Mailbox Server
- Client Access Server
- Hub Transport Server
- Edge Transport Server
- Unified Messaging Server
In this tutorial, I provide a closer look at each of these server roles and explain its significance in an Exchange Server 2007 design and infrastructure.
Figure 1: Selecting server roles during Exchange Server 2007 Setup
TUTORIAL: A PRIMER ON EXCHANGE 2007 SERVER ROLES
Part 1: The Exchange 2007 Client Access Server (CAS) role
Part 2: The Exchange 2007 Hub Transport Server role
Part 3: The Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server role
Part 4: The Exchange 2007 Edge Transport Server role
Part 5: The Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging Server role
Part 6: Server role installation caveats and supporting information
|ABOUT THE AUTHOR:|
| David Sengupta, Microsoft Exchange MVP
David Sengupta (firstname.lastname@example.org), based in Ottawa, Canada, is a Group Product Manager in Quest Software's Infrastructure Management group and a Microsoft Exchange MVP. He has contributed to Exchange Server books, magazines, and white papers; is a regular Exchange Server columnist and speaker; and speaks at Microsoft Exchange events, Tech-Ed and IT Forum conferences. .