Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-14

This topic provides information and links to the relevant topics in this section that will help you manage and configure Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 transport servers. The procedures in this section focus specifically on the message transport components of a computer that runs Exchange 2007 and has the Hub Transport server role or the Edge Transport server role installed.

You must have the correct level of permissions to manage Exchange 2007 servers.

The Edge Transport server is installed as a stand-alone server in the perimeter network outside the Exchange organization or as a member of a perimeter network domain. You must log on by using an account that is a member of the local administrators group to manage an Edge Transport server.

The Hub Transport server provides the message transport functionality for all mail flow that occurs in the Exchange organization. The permissions that are required to manage Hub Transport servers depend on the scope of the effect of the task that is performed. To learn more about the required permissions for Hub Transport server management, see the individual procedures.

Transport Components

After you install the Hub Transport server role or the Edge Transport server role, you must perform additional configuration of various transport components to meet the needs of your organization. You must also configure settings for the transport components that provide resources for monitoring and troubleshooting mail flow. The following topics provide information to help you manage transport components:

For More Information

For more information about the tasks that you must perform to fully deploy transport servers after you install Exchange 2007, see the following topics: