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How to Set Up a Front-End and Back-End Topology with a Front-End Server Behind a Firewall

 

Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-26

You can create a front-end and back-end topology with a front-end server behind firewall. The following figure illustrates the front-end and back-end scenario with a front-end server behind a firewall.

Front-end server inside firewall

Before you perform the procedure in this topic, it is important that you first read the following:

  1. Set up a standard Exchange front-end and back-end environment in the corporation. For more information about standard Exchange front-end and back-end environments, see Introduction to Front-End and Back-End Topologies for Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange 2000 Server. For more information about how to designate a front-end server, see How to Designate a Front-End Server.

  2. Configure a firewall between the front-end server and the Internet. For more information about how to configure an Internet firewall for use with a front-end server running Exchange, see Configuring Firewalls.

 
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