Edge Transport Server Installation using the GUI
Edge Transport Server Installation
Watch the Edge Transport Server Installation in this week’s video.
The Edge Transport Server resides on the perimeter network or DMZ and is hence not part of your Active Directory domain. Edge Transport Server Installation on a server running Windows 2003 will require the installation of the Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) directory service, or in the case of a Windows 2008 server, the installation of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services.
To install an Edge Transport Server using the GUI on Windows 2008, first start up the Server Manager by clicking on its shortcut from the quick launch toolbar. Click on “Roles” and select “Add Roles.” Locate the “Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Role,” select the checkbox and then click “Next.”
Because the Edge Transport Server is on the perimeter of your network, the appropriate adjustments to the DNS suffix for the server should be made through the system properties, while the internal network connection should also be configured to use two internal DNS servers. In addition, you’re want to create and an “A” host record on the internal DNS server that points towards the Edge Transport Server to ensure that two-way communication takes place – the Edge Transport Server can talk to the Hub Transport Server and vice versa.
The Edge Transport Server installation can proceed after the completion of the above steps. Proceed by selecting the “Edge Transport Server Role” to continue with the installation. Do note that the Exchange Management Console will reflect only the ability to configure the Edge Transport Server here, as opposed to a typical installation which has several roles installed at once.