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  • Question

  • Hi Experts,

    What are the benefits of using roles in exchange.

    Why has these roles concept been introduced where as exchange 2003 does not have them?

    Thank you


    • Edited by Kapil_Vats Thursday, April 3, 2014 6:55 AM
    Thursday, April 3, 2014 6:55 AM

Answers

  • Hi

    Sever roles were introduced with Exchange 2007 because the hardware available at the time was not sufficient to handle everything on one box, CPUs were a particular bottleneck.  The current recommendation (now that the hardware has caught up) is to install all roles on a single server again.

    Steve

    • Marked as answer by cara chen Monday, April 14, 2014 1:52 AM
    Thursday, April 3, 2014 9:31 AM
  • Hi,

    Agreed. Server roles allow administrators to split the functions of an Exchange server and place each role, or a combination of roles on different servers in the organization. This is based on their requirement.

    This can be done for performance, management, or any other reasons. Here is an article which can help you to understand these server roles in Exchange for your reference.

    Getting Started with Exchange Server 2007: Server Roles
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996031(v=exchg.65).aspx

    Best regards,
    Belinda


    Belinda Ma
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by cara chen Monday, April 14, 2014 1:52 AM
    Friday, April 4, 2014 6:42 AM

All replies

  • Hi

    Sever roles were introduced with Exchange 2007 because the hardware available at the time was not sufficient to handle everything on one box, CPUs were a particular bottleneck.  The current recommendation (now that the hardware has caught up) is to install all roles on a single server again.

    Steve

    • Marked as answer by cara chen Monday, April 14, 2014 1:52 AM
    Thursday, April 3, 2014 9:31 AM
  • Hi,

    Agreed. Server roles allow administrators to split the functions of an Exchange server and place each role, or a combination of roles on different servers in the organization. This is based on their requirement.

    This can be done for performance, management, or any other reasons. Here is an article which can help you to understand these server roles in Exchange for your reference.

    Getting Started with Exchange Server 2007: Server Roles
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996031(v=exchg.65).aspx

    Best regards,
    Belinda


    Belinda Ma
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by cara chen Monday, April 14, 2014 1:52 AM
    Friday, April 4, 2014 6:42 AM