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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Reverse Proxy

In addition to the Edge Server roles that provide remote access, federation, web conferencing, and A/V conferencing, a reverse proxy is required to publish the web components services that don’t run through an Edge Server.

Tip

Oftentimes, the reverse proxy component is overlooked or considered unnecessary. However, it is a critical step in deploying external access for users.

The reverse proxy provides remote access to the web components running on Front End Servers or Edge Servers. This includes the following features:

• Address Book

• Distribution Group Expansion

• Device Updates

• Web Conferencing Content (Whiteboards and PowerPoint File Uploads)

There are many vendors and types of reverse proxies, and almost any of them work ...

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