Download Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Transport Server Role Architecture Diagrams

The Microsoft Exchange Team has released two architecture diagrams pertaining to the Exchange 2010 Hub Transport Server. These diagrams are useful to anyone supporting or architecting Exchange 2010 since they reveal components of the Hub Server which aren’t revealed using the Exchange Management Shell.

Looking at the diagrams you’ll understand much more about queues, how RMS/IRM fits into mail flow and a few other bits which may surprise.

If you’ve ever wondered how things look under the hood, then here’s your chance to find out:

Well done and thank you to the Technical Writing Team.

Nicolas Blank

Nicolas is an Architect, author, and speaker focused on all things Exchange and Cloud at NBConsult. With over 16 years of experience on Exchange, Nicolas consults to customers globally on cloud based and on-premises Exchange as well as ISVs building Exchange focused products. Nicolas has extensive experience using Azure to create public and private Azure based offerings leveraging cloud based principles and common sense. Nicolas currently holds status of MCM Exchange 2010, Office 365 (Microsoft Certified Master), MCSM Exchange 2013, and has been awarded Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Microsoft Exchange since March 2007. Nicolas has co-authored "Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: Design, Deploy and Deliver an Enterprise Messaging Solution," published by Sybex. Nicolas blogs regularly on Exchange and messaging topics at, tweets at @nicolasblank, and is the founder of and a contributor to IT Pro Africa and @itproafrica

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