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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Edge Server Overview

The Lync Edge Server in Lync Server 2013 is made up of four separate services: Access Edge Server, Web Conferencing Edge Server, A/V Edge Server, and the XMPP Gateway. Each service provides slightly different functionality, and depending on the organization’s requirements, it might not be necessary to use all services. With Lync Server 2013, all services are deployed together on every edge server. Lync Server 2013 introduces the capability to deploy the XMPP Gateway Service directly on the Edge Server as opposed to a separate server role in previous product versions.

Unlike many of the internal roles, the Edge Server does not require database or file shares because it does not store data other than the Local Configuration ...

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