All you need to do is make sure you have access to the required client software usually Microsoft Outlook. Alternatively, you can use the Outlook on the web app integrated in Exchange Server for browser access. Those wishing to set up the Exchange Server themselves need to be aware that this generally also means having to deal with much more administrative work.
The operating systems Windows Server or Windows Server R2 are required for integrating Microsoft Exchange into your own data center. Additionally, the network also needs to provide the Microsoft directory service, Active Directory; this is because Exchange needs Active Directory for saving and sharing directory information for Windows. For Exchange , however, Windows Server is required as well as at least. NET Framework 4. The nuts and bolts of Exchange architecture Under most circumstances, Exchange infrastructure is spread across multiple physical or virtual servers.
Just which sub-functions are installed on the respective servers is defined through server roles. While the previous version required setting up mail boxes of individual users and accepting client connections to be carried out through their separate roles, Mailbox and Client Access, Exchange Server now contains all of these main functions within the mailbox server.
This is where the databases are stored and the client requests are received, making an additional client access server superfluous.
In the current version, the Edge Transport Server maintains its old positon as a second server. Most of the time, this server is separately installed in an upstream perimeter network, the so-called demilitarized zone DMZ. Through anti-spam and e-mail flow rules, this serves as an additional safeguard for e-mail transfer occurring between local networks and the internet. Following this, classic Exchange architecture consists of an edge transport server and any number of mailbox servers that are organized in a data base availability group DAG.
The load distribution is regulated by a load balancer. Access to the mailbox server is generally gained through the client program, Outlook, the web app Outlook on the web, or a mobile device.
Alternatively, Microsoft Exchange Server functions can also be used via the Linux software, Evolution. While client requests from the local network or externally via the internet directly access the mailbox servers of the Exchange architecture through the load balancer, e-mails originating from an external SMTP server first pass the perimeter network with the Edge Transport server before being forwarded to the load balancer and thus to the mailbox servers.
The following graphic shows the classic structure of an Exchange architecture version The Exchange Server version contains the following features:
The following FAQ provides answers to common questions about licensing Exchange. The Exchange Server Standard CAL provides the rights to access e-mail, calendar, contacts, and tasks through either Outlook on the web, or through a mobile device via Exchange ActiveSync. What are the licensing implications if I choose to run Exchange Server on a virtual machine rather than directly on a physical server? One server license is required for each running instance of Exchange Server —whether it is installed natively on a physical machine or a virtual machine. Learn more about virtualization support.