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  • Question

  • Just running standard S4B for no more then 75 users.  Have it working internal now.  Exchange and Skype all on site.  Do I need an edge server to connect from home or mobile?  Or do i just open firewall ports to the single FE server?  If so do i just need 443 and 5061?

    Thanks,


    Ken

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:06 PM

Answers

  • Yes Kenneth, Edge is very much required if you want the users to connect from outside company and also to utilize Audio and sharing features. 

    We had a recent thread discussing the same , should be useful reference 

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/600088fb-c756-4c6e-afcb-6191cbb4878f/how-do-i-know-if-i-need-to-establish-an-edge-pool?forum=sfbfr#1254a423-8751-4ab2-9e72-5d36bdbf5572


    Linus

    • Proposed as answer by Eason Huang Thursday, June 16, 2016 7:20 AM
    • Marked as answer by Eason Huang Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:22 AM
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:39 PM
  • Hi Kenneth Watts,

    It is required to have an Edge server for the external user access the SFB server.

    For Edge Server, you need to deploy it at DMZ zone and open port as the link below (it is for Lync Server 2013 but the same with SFB Server 2015):

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg425891(v=ocs.15).aspx

    Also, if you want to use SFB on mobility devices, the Reverse Proxy is needed.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398069(v=ocs.15).aspx

    Best Regards


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    Eason Huang
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Eason Huang Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:22 AM
    Thursday, June 16, 2016 7:20 AM
  • Hi,

    No, Edge Server and Reverse Proxy must be standalone in the DMZ zone.

    Best Regards


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Eason Huang
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Eason Huang Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:22 AM
    Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:53 PM

All replies

  • Yes Kenneth, Edge is very much required if you want the users to connect from outside company and also to utilize Audio and sharing features. 

    We had a recent thread discussing the same , should be useful reference 

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/600088fb-c756-4c6e-afcb-6191cbb4878f/how-do-i-know-if-i-need-to-establish-an-edge-pool?forum=sfbfr#1254a423-8751-4ab2-9e72-5d36bdbf5572


    Linus

    • Proposed as answer by Eason Huang Thursday, June 16, 2016 7:20 AM
    • Marked as answer by Eason Huang Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:22 AM
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:39 PM
  • Hi Kenneth Watts,

    It is required to have an Edge server for the external user access the SFB server.

    For Edge Server, you need to deploy it at DMZ zone and open port as the link below (it is for Lync Server 2013 but the same with SFB Server 2015):

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg425891(v=ocs.15).aspx

    Also, if you want to use SFB on mobility devices, the Reverse Proxy is needed.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398069(v=ocs.15).aspx

    Best Regards


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Eason Huang
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Eason Huang Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:22 AM
    Thursday, June 16, 2016 7:20 AM
  • Could I combine both the Edge roll and the IIS Reverse proxy onto one machine?  For this small environment I do not think it would be a performance issue at all. Thoughts?


    Ken

    Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:49 PM
  • Hi,

    No, Edge Server and Reverse Proxy must be standalone in the DMZ zone.

    Best Regards


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Eason Huang
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Eason Huang Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:22 AM
    Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:53 PM