New Features for External User Access
Topic Last Modified: 2010-11-05
In Microsoft Lync Server 2010, you manage Edge Servers from the internal network. All configuration data for servers and services resides in the Central Management store, which you can manage by using internal administrative tools. After you deploy Edge Servers and configure the required ports, configuration data is automatically pushed from the Central Management store to each Edge Server. This strategy offers the following advantages:
Simplified installation. You do not have to install administrative tools on Edge Servers.
Streamlined management of Lync Server 2010 components. Edge Servers can now be configured from a centralized location with a single user interface.
Consistent synchronization of internal and external Lync Server 2010 configuration changes. Server configuration changes are pushed out to Edge Servers as they are made.
Improved security. Administrators do not need to log on to Edge Servers to perform administrative tasks.
For details about the Central Management store and administrative tools for Lync Server 2010, see New Management and Administration Tools. For details about external user access, see Planning for External User Access in the Planning documentation.