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  • Why Exchange 2003 Frontend Server

    I have a client that only have one exchange server, they would like to implement OWA and Active Sync with ip phone mobile access to there email from both internal and external

    I just want to see if i'm on the right track

    I think of adding a new exchange frontend server to handle all incoming request

    Also implement SSL

    Is there any other way and my concern is just security


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  • #2
    Re: Why Exchange 2003 Frontend Server

    How many users are you dealing with?
    How big is the company and is it likely to grow soon?
    Do you have a decent budget?
    cheers
    Andy

    Please read this before you post:


    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    • #3
      Re: Why Exchange 2003 Frontend Server

      About 100 end-users
      The company is midsize with no plan to grow that much
      they could afford if it makes sense

      Also on a quick note i already install a new exchange server, but i cannot see the server's under server manager servers i belive because didn't install mailboxes on the server so i cannot turn it to a frontend server. Thanks for your replies

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      • #4
        Re: Why Exchange 2003 Frontend Server

        I don't see any need for a frontend server in this scenario.
        Have you been reading the flawed document from APPLE on how to implement iPhone ActiveSync? Do you think that Apple know how to do it better than Microsoft?

        If you already have a working server then all you need is a commercial SSL certificate. $30/year and open a few holes in the firewall.

        If you introduce a second mailbox server then put in a frontend server.

        Frontend servers are not there for security. Their primary role is load, then to provide a single interface for multiple backend servers.

        Simon.
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        • #5
          Re: Why Exchange 2003 Frontend Server

          Thanks

          I already bought the Commercial SSL, Do u have any links or sound docs on installing the ActiveSync or any other notes Thanks for the reply

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          • #6
            Re: Why Exchange 2003 Frontend Server

            There is nothing to install, the feature just needs to be enabled.

            http://www.amset.info/exchange/mobile-setup.asp

            Simon.
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            Simon Butler
            Exchange MVP

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