Deploying the Exchange Server Architecture
Topic Last Modified: 2005-07-08
After you secure your Exchange messaging environment, you can deploy the Exchange front-end and back-end server architecture. For more information about the Exchange front-end and back-end server architecture, see Front-End and Back-End Server Topology Guide for Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange 2000 Server.
To configure the Exchange front-end and back-end server architecture, you need to configure one Exchange server as a front-end server. Make sure you review your deployment options before you continue with the installation process. The following sections help you decide if you want to deploy Exchange 2003 in a front-end and back-end server configuration.
A front-end and back-end configuration is recommended for multiple-server organizations that use Outlook Web Access, POP, or IMAP and for organizations that want to provide HTTP, POP, or IMAP access to their employees.