Outlook Web Access

Design a Front-End/Back-End Configuration

To create a front-end/back-end configuration, you must have two existing Windows 2000 servers with Exchange 2000 installed. One server functions as the back-end server and the other functions as the front-end server.

Set up the back-end server

To set up the back-end server, designate an Exchange server as the back-end server and create users on this server. This can be an existing server or a new server. The front-end server receives requests from users and communicates with the back-end server.

Set up the front-end server

Configure a front-end server to instruct the HTTP, Internet Message Access Protocol version 4 (IMAP4), and Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3) components of Exchange to proxy all traffic to a back-end server that contains the user's mailbox. The information store on the front-end server remains intact but is not accessed by the three protocols.

Related Topics

Configure a Front-End Server Single-Server Environment Create a New HTTP Server