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Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-14

In Communications Server 2010, you manage Edge Servers from the internal network. All configuration data for servers and services resides in the Central Management Store (CMS), which is managed using internal administrative tools. After you deploy Edge Servers and configure the required ports, configuration data is automatically pushed from the CMS to each Edge Server. This offers the following advantages:

For details about CMS and administrative tools for Communications Server 2010, see New Management and Administration Tools. For more details about external user access, see External User Access in the Planning documentation.