Archive for July, 2010

When all the prerequisite software for the Exchange Server 2010 Edge Transport Server role is

installed, you can move on to the Exchange server itself

1. Logon to the server with local administrator credentials, go to the installation media and

start the setup.exe installation program

2. Once all prerequisite software is installed correctly, the first two options are grayed out

and you can directly select “Install Exchange Server 2010”

3. On the Introduction Page click Next

4. Accept the License Agreement and click Next

5. Select whether or not you want to participate in the Error Reporting Feature and click


6. On the Installation Type page select “Custom Installation” and click Next. If needed you

can select another directory where the Exchange software is installed

7. On the Server Role Selection page select the Edge Transport Server role. Notice that

when you select this role the other roles (Mailbox, Client Access & others) are grayed out

immediately. Click Next to continue.

8. The setup program will now perform a readiness to check to see if your server is capable

of running the Edge Transport Server role. When successfully completed click Install to


9. The Exchange binaries will now be copied to the local disk, the Management Tools will

be installed and the Edge Transport Server will be installed. This can take quite some

time to finish.

10. When finished you can continue configuring the Edge Transport Server using the

Exchange Management Console.

The Edge Transport Server is now installed, but not yet configured. It is possible to configure

everything, like the Accepted Domains, Send Connectors etc., manually using the Exchange

Management Console. An easier way is to use a synchronization process which synchronizes

information from the Hub Transport Server within the company’s Active Directory and

Exchange organization to the Edge Transport Server in the DMZ. This process is called the

Edge Transport Synchronization, or Edge sync.


The Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS), previously known as Active

Directory Application Mode or ADAM, can be installed using the Windows Server 2008

Server Manager. To install the AD LDS follow these steps:

1. Logon to the server, click the Start button and select the Server Manager.

2. In the Server Manger, click “Roles” and in the action click “Add Roles”.

3. Click Next on the “before you begin” page.

4. On the “select server role” page, select the “Active Directory Lightweight Directory

Services” and click Next.

5. On the Introduction page, click Next.

6. On the Confirmation page, click Install.

7. On the Installation Results page, click Finish.

The Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services role is now installed and the server is

ready for the Edge Server Role.