Chapter 21Understanding the Client Access Services

In Exchange Server 2016, the Client Access server role has been removed and its ­functionality has been combined with the Mailbox server role. Although you can't refer to Client Access server anymore, its functionality is still there in Exchange Server 2016. Now, it's referred to as client access services.

Client access services provide the connectivity needed for clients such as Microsoft Outlook, web browsers, and mobile devices to access information in Exchange Server. These clients can access not only their mailboxes, but also additional services such as Autodiscover, free/busy searches, and offline address books. Without client access services, all you have is a mailbox that nobody can ...

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