Edge Server

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You can manage an Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Edge Server in the following ways:

  • Configure Edge Server. Starts the Configure Edge Server Wizard.

  • Validation. Starts the Validation Wizard.

  • Deactivate. Deactivates the server so that it can no longer be used by other Office Communications Servers 2007 R2 servers or users.

  • Certificates. Starts the Certificate Wizard.

  • Logging Tool. Invokes a debugging session.

  • Filtering Tools. Invokes tools to manage intelligent instant messaging (IM) filters or client version filters.

  • Start. Starts the Office Communications Server Edge Server service(s).

  • Stop. Stops the Edge Server service(s).

  • Refresh. Updates the server view.

  • Properties. Opens the property pages for the server.

Configure Edge Server

The Configure Edge Server Wizard performs a detailed configuration of the Edge Server by doing the following:

  • (optional) Importing configuration settings from a file

  • Configuring the internal and external interfaces for the Edge Server(s)

  • Enabling remote user access

  • Enabling anonymous user participation in meetings

  • Enabling federation or public IM connectivity

  • Configuring the next hop internal server

  • Specifying authorized internal Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) domains

  • Specifying authorized internal servers


You can run the Validation Wizard on the Edge Server to validate that the local server is configured correctly. The Validation Wizard also includes options to validate server connectivity and SIP logon. However, these options are not supported on Edge Servers.


If you want to remove an edge server from your Office Communications Server environment, you must first deactivate the server. The deactivation process disassociates any service accounts that were affiliated with the service upon activation.


You can assign a new certificate for the edge server to use for TLS (Transport Layer Security) and mutual TLS (MTLS) authentication connections by running the Certificate Wizard.


After you install an Edge Server, you must activate the server before you can start the service. The activation process associates service accounts with the Edge Server and creates entries for the server in Active Directory so that the server can be used by other servers and users.


If the Edge Server is not configured to start automatically or if the Edge Server is stopped, you can start it manually.


If you experience trouble with the server or if you make configuration changes that require you to restart the service, you can stop the Edge Server and then start it again.


If you recently started or stopped the service and you want to ensure that your actions were successful, you can refresh the view of the server to see its current status.


If you want to view or change configuration settings for the Edge Server, you can do so by using the server's property pages.

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For details about managing Edge Servers, see the Operations section of the Office Communications Server Technical Library.

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