Chapter 11. Understanding Server Roles and Configurations

Exchange Server 2010 allows you to specify only the components necessary for a specific server function during installation of the server rather than reconfiguring the server after software installation. You can install all components on a server or only the components necessary, for example, to support message transport functions.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Understand the importance of server roles

  • Understand the Exchange Server 2010 server roles

  • Explore possible role configurations

The Importance of Server Roles

The concept of an Exchange server role is not really a new concept. Microsoft officially introduced the concept in Exchange Server 2007, but in Exchange Server 2003 we did ...

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