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Edge servers - possible to domain? RRS feed

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  • This is an Exchange group, but both an OCS/Exchange question..   companies deploying multiple edge servers for OCS and Exchange - is it possible to use a DMZ domain instead to reduce administrative overhead of maintaining individual logons for workgroup'd servers?
    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 8:23 PM

Answers

  • Any edge server can't and shouldn't be joined to the domain. So unfortunately you'll have to manage individual logons.
    Mark Morowczynski|MCT| MCSE 2003:Messaging, Security|MCITP:ES, SA,EA|MCTS:Windows Mobile Admin|Security+|http://almostdailytech.com
    • Proposed as answer by Alan.Gim Thursday, October 15, 2009 5:41 AM
    • Marked as answer by Alan.Gim Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:06 AM
    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11:09 PM

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  • Any edge server can't and shouldn't be joined to the domain. So unfortunately you'll have to manage individual logons.
    Mark Morowczynski|MCT| MCSE 2003:Messaging, Security|MCITP:ES, SA,EA|MCTS:Windows Mobile Admin|Security+|http://almostdailytech.com
    • Proposed as answer by Alan.Gim Thursday, October 15, 2009 5:41 AM
    • Marked as answer by Alan.Gim Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:06 AM
    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11:09 PM
  • Yea, I was thinking I saw that edge blocks install if domain joined, but wasn't sure.  It sure is annoying to have to manage logons when we have 10 people that might manage that server.  Tough call between a single logon shared versus unique.  Any best practice docs on this?

    Offhand - same recommendation true on 2010 edge?  I haven't investigated edge yet.
    Thursday, October 15, 2009 12:03 AM
  • 11 isn't too bad, it could be worse. It's still the same, see step 5.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124778%28EXCHG.140%29.aspx
    Mark Morowczynski|MCT| MCSE 2003:Messaging, Security|MCITP:ES, SA,EA|MCTS:Windows Mobile Admin|Security+|http://almostdailytech.com
    Thursday, October 15, 2009 12:08 AM