Build New Exchange 2013 Edge Transport server

asked 2021-11-11T14:47:56.24+00:00
Avinash Kumar 1 Reputation point

Hi All,

Our infra is running with 2 Exchange 2013 Edge Transport servers and 2 mailbox servers. Few days back one Edge Transport server went down and we can not bring the server up.
Need to build new Exchange 2013 Edge Transport server do all the configuration and bring into the production. Plan is to install the server with different name and IP.

I am looking for some guideline and best approach, article to install new Exchange 2013 Edge Transport server and bring into the production.

Your quick response will be highly appreciated


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  1. answered 2021-11-12T05:47:41.83+00:00
    Kael Yao-MSFT 21,501 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi Avi.

    To build a new Exchange 2013 edge transport server, please first run the following command in Exchange Management Shell to remove the Edge Subscription from mailbox server.

    Remove-EdgeSubscription <edge transport server name>  

    When you remove an Edge Subscription from the Exchange organization:

    • Synchronization of information from Active Directory to AD LDS stops.
    • The ESRA accounts are removed from both Active Directory and AD LDS.
    • The Edge Transport server is removed from the SourceTransportServers property of any Send connector.
    • The automatic inbound Send connector from the Edge Transport server to the Exchange organization is removed from AD LDS.

    To install a new edge transport server, below are the general steps:

    1. Install the Edge Transport server role.
    2. Verify that the Mailbox servers and the Edge Transport server can locate one another using DNS name resolution.
    3. On the Mailbox Server, configure the objects and settings to be replicated to the Edge Transport server.
    4. On the Edge Transport server, create and export an Edge Subscription file.
    5. Copy the Edge Subscription file to a Mailbox server or a file share that's accessible from the Active Directory site containing your Mailbox servers.
    6. Import the Edge Subscription file to the Active Directory site.

    Here are two links which may be helpful:
    How to install Edge Transport server role: Install the Exchange 2013 Edge Transport role using the Setup wizard
    Edge Subscriptions introduction: Edge Subscriptions

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