Install Front End server (OWA) with SBS 2003 backend?

By ton.ze ·
We would like to use OWA for remote webmail to Exchange server installed from SBS 2003 standard edition.

Is it possible to use the same SBS 2003 Standard Ed. software to install Exchange Front End server on a Windows 2003 R2 standard server?

Our first attempt some time ago, we didnt notice an option to install FE server, just the full Exchange implementation.

Not sure if installing a new full Exchange in our domain, and trying to convert it to FE server will break existing Exchange or AD environment.

Or do we need to purchase/use another version Exchange 2003 or upgrade from our SBS 2003 standard to get the Front end install option.

Thanks in anticipation.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Install Front End server ...

You do not need to make a server a front end server to use OWA as it is installed by default on all versions of Exchange 2003.

Front End server is enabled in System Manager in the Server Properties. I belive it is only available in the Enterprise edition of Exchange 2003 not standard.

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The first poster is correct..

by NormH3 In reply to Install Front End server ...

I have several installations of SBS that have OWA access enabled without use of a mail front end. However, if you are looking to use a frontend mail server for security reasons, you must purchase an additional license to do so. The SBS install will not allow you to install the different server packages on other servers.

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