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  • Question

  • I have installed Lync 2010 in my domain, I have a FTMG server in the DMZ that does all the reverse proxy stuff. Do I still need a Lync Edge server? Will the FTMG server work like the Lync Edge?

    Thanks in advance.

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 10:07 AM

Answers

  • An Edge server is required to support any external user access and federation scenarios.  The TMG server is still needed, but only used as a reverse proxy of the internal web components (on your front-end server).  Please do not get the two functions confused.  You will need an Edge server.  More info can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg399048.aspx 

    Tim Harrington | Lync: MCM/MVP | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington

    • Proposed as answer by Kent-Huang Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:13 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kent-Huang Monday, July 30, 2012 1:35 AM
    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:04 PM
  • Hi,

    You still need to deploy Lync Edge server. The TMG server cannot replace the Edge. In addition, the reverse proxy cannot collocate with edge server so you need to separately deploy them.


    Regards,

    Kent Huang

    TechNet Community Support

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    • Edited by Kent-Huang Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kent-Huang Monday, July 30, 2012 1:35 AM
    Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:12 AM

All replies

  • An Edge server is required to support any external user access and federation scenarios.  The TMG server is still needed, but only used as a reverse proxy of the internal web components (on your front-end server).  Please do not get the two functions confused.  You will need an Edge server.  More info can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg399048.aspx 

    Tim Harrington | Lync: MCM/MVP | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington

    • Proposed as answer by Kent-Huang Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:13 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kent-Huang Monday, July 30, 2012 1:35 AM
    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:04 PM
  • Yes, the Edge Server is a requirement for external access with Lync Server.

    See this article for a deeper explanation of this topic: http://blog.schertz.name/2012/07/lync-edge-server-best-practices


    Jeff Schertz | Microsoft Solutions Architect - Polycom | Lync MVP

    • Proposed as answer by Kent-Huang Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:13 AM
    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:04 PM
  • Hi,

    You still need to deploy Lync Edge server. The TMG server cannot replace the Edge. In addition, the reverse proxy cannot collocate with edge server so you need to separately deploy them.


    Regards,

    Kent Huang

    TechNet Community Support

    ************************************************************************************************************************

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question.


    • Edited by Kent-Huang Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kent-Huang Monday, July 30, 2012 1:35 AM
    Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:12 AM