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:
- Simplified installation. You do not have to install
administrative tools on Edge Servers.
- Streamlined management of Communications Server
components. Edge Servers can now be configured from a
centralized location using a single user interface.
- Consistent synchronization of internal and external
Communications Server configuration changes. Server
configuration changes are pushed out to Edge Servers as they are
- Improved security. Administrators do not need to log on
to Edge Servers to perform administrative tasks.
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.