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Message Dispersement Exchange 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to evenly distribute messages as they are sent using Microsoft Exchange 2010.

    Example: Instead of having 20 messages go to 1 user; can the messages me divided amongst 4 users i.e., 5 message/user?

    The terminology used by the individual asking the question was "load balance" I am not sure if that is what this is considered.

    Keep in mind I know nothing about Microsoft Exchange servers and how they work, I was just asked to research this. Please HELP!!!

     

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:39 PM

Answers

  • No you cannot control the bifurication of the message like that. Messages are load balanced across your Hub transport servers using round robin. For example you send an email in outlook, outlook will then notify a CAS server in the same site that a message is ready for pick up. The next time you send again outlook may  notify another CAS server etc. However you can't control the splitting of messages like how you described.


    James Chong MCITP | EA | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+ Security+, Project+, ITIL msexchangetips.blogspot.com
    • Proposed as answer by Serena Li Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:05 AM
    • Marked as answer by Serena Li Wednesday, March 23, 2011 2:27 AM
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:54 PM

All replies

  • No you cannot control the bifurication of the message like that. Messages are load balanced across your Hub transport servers using round robin. For example you send an email in outlook, outlook will then notify a CAS server in the same site that a message is ready for pick up. The next time you send again outlook may  notify another CAS server etc. However you can't control the splitting of messages like how you described.


    James Chong MCITP | EA | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+ Security+, Project+, ITIL msexchangetips.blogspot.com
    • Proposed as answer by Serena Li Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:05 AM
    • Marked as answer by Serena Li Wednesday, March 23, 2011 2:27 AM
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:54 PM
  •  

    Hi Darlyn,

     

    Agree with James, you can't schedule your message transport just as you described. And here is an article about "Load Balancing" in Exchange server 2010.

    Understanding Load Balancing in Exchange 2010:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff625247.aspx

     

    Best regards,

    Serena


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    • Edited by Serena Li Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:15 AM typo,sorry
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:13 AM