Installing the Edge Transport Server role

Posted: July 20, 2010 in Active Directory, Exchange Server, Server 2003, Server 2008, System Information
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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.


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