Tag Archives: Client Access server

Exchange 2013 Front-End Back-End

One of the major changes in 2013 is the new architecture. Exchange 2013 only has two server roles:

  • Client Access Server role;
  • Mailbox Server role;

The other server roles that were available in Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 still exist, but are now known as Services. The Client Access Server (CAS15) consists of the Client Access Front-End (café) and the Front-End Transport (FET). The Mailbox Server role consists of the Mailbox Service, Unified Messaging Service, Client Access service (ambiguous naming I’m afraid) and the Hub Transport Services. The only exception is the Edge Transport Server role. When Exchange 2013 goes to RTM there won’t be an Edge Transport Server, this will be released with SP1 of Exchange 2013.

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Autodiscover in Exchange

Autodiscover is a feature in Exchange Server 2010 and higher which is being used by Outlook 2007 or higher. Due to the number of question I get on Autodiscover I’ve created a number of blog posts that explain the Autodiscover functionality:

Introduction

Autodiscover is a very useful feature in Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 that makes it possible to automatically create Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 profiles.

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