Two Exchange 07 servers?

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JackH

Question regarding the various options for this. The organization can't
afford to do this the cluster way so read about LCR, SCR, and a couple other
possibilities. My question is, if you use one of these options, how does an
outlook client know to "switch" to the 2nd exchange server if needed? Can
an alias be created that points to both servers? Meaning something similar
to using the TS session broker for a terminal server farm?

 
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Mark Arnold [MVP]

On Wed, 15 Jul 2009 07:23:11 -0400, "JackH"
<grandam010nospam@gmail.com> wrote:

>Question regarding the various options for this. The organization can't
>afford to do this the cluster way so read about LCR, SCR, and a couple other
>possibilities. My question is, if you use one of these options, how does an
>outlook client know to "switch" to the 2nd exchange server if needed? Can
>an alias be created that points to both servers? Meaning something similar
>to using the TS session broker for a terminal server farm?
>

Outlook 2007 clients don't do anything, they will switch. Outlook XP
and 2003 clients will need the 'check name' hitting again.

That's SCR. With LCR nobody does anything because the server didn't
move, just the internal storage.
 
J

JackH

That's pretty cool.

So I can just setup SCR with the two exchange boxes. One other question,
how does incoming mail know to go to both servers? Say the "primary" goes
down. Anything need to be done in DSN? and Outlook wouldn't need to go
through the auto setup again after?

"Mark Arnold [MVP]" <mark@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:18gr551a11r6g1bbeukd1pdg2b490bkabb@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 15 Jul 2009 07:23:11 -0400, "JackH"
> <grandam010nospam@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Question regarding the various options for this. The organization can't
>>afford to do this the cluster way so read about LCR, SCR, and a couple
>>other
>>possibilities. My question is, if you use one of these options, how does
>>an
>>outlook client know to "switch" to the 2nd exchange server if needed? Can
>>an alias be created that points to both servers? Meaning something
>>similar
>>to using the TS session broker for a terminal server farm?
>>

> Outlook 2007 clients don't do anything, they will switch. Outlook XP
> and 2003 clients will need the 'check name' hitting again.
>
> That's SCR. With LCR nobody does anything because the server didn't
> move, just the internal storage.


 
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Mark Arnold [MVP]

On Wed, 15 Jul 2009 08:25:09 -0400, "JackH"
<grandam010nospam@gmail.com> wrote:

>That's pretty cool.
>
>So I can just setup SCR with the two exchange boxes. One other question,
>how does incoming mail know to go to both servers? Say the "primary" goes
>down. Anything need to be done in DSN? and Outlook wouldn't need to go
>through the auto setup again after?
>

Like I say, depends on what your Outlook version is. The SCR dox at
microsoft.com are pretty helpful about all this.
 

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