How a Front-End and Back-End Topology Works


Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-24

Although the general functionality of the front-end server is to proxy requests to the correct back-end servers on behalf of the client computers, the exact functionality of the front-end server depends on the protocol and the action being performed.

This section discusses the Windows® and Microsoft Exchange Server components that are essential to understanding how front-end and back-end topology works. Make sure that you understand how these components function in a front-end and back-end topology and assess whether the modifications will affect your organization.

This section also explains how front-end and back-end servers support the various client protocols.