2003 Front End /w 2000 Back End Configuration  
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egrant





PostPosted: Tue Jul 06 13:44:43 CDT 2004 Top

Exchange Servers Setup >> 2003 Front End /w 2000 Back End Configuration

We currently have a exchange 2003 front end server with a exchange 2000 back
end cluster. When users attempt to access our front end OWA, they receive
the 2003 form based authentication page, but as soon as they enter their
credentials, they receive the old exchange 2000 OWA interface. Also, that
user gets logged on the IIS log on our back end server. Is this normal
behavior? Why is the backend processing all the requests, isn't that the
job of a front end server? Or does the front end server just proxy requests
and not alleviate load.

thx
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Steve

Exchange Server39  
 
 
Mark





PostPosted: Tue Jul 06 13:44:43 CDT 2004 Top

Exchange Servers Setup >> 2003 Front End /w 2000 Back End Configuration

>We currently have a exchange 2003 front end server with a exchange 2000 back
>end cluster. When users attempt to access our front end OWA, they receive
>the 2003 form based authentication page, but as soon as they enter their
>credentials, they receive the old exchange 2000 OWA interface. Also, that
>user gets logged on the IIS log on our back end server. Is this normal
>behavior? Why is the backend processing all the requests, isn't that the
>job of a front end server? Or does the front end server just proxy requests
>and not alleviate load.
>
>thx

Yes, the OWA is driven from the back end. The FE just displays it.
An E2K FE attached to an E2K BE will present E2K OWA.

You have misunderstood what an FE actually does. Your very last
sentence is closer to what happens.



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