SPOTLIGHT: Using IIS and Application Request Routing (ARR) to provide a reverse proxy for Exchange hybrid


Greetings SAB members!

For those of you who do not subscribe to the Exchange Team Blog, I wanted to point out a very interesting new solution that was recently published. This solution uses Internet Information Services (IIS) and Application Request Routing (ARR) to provide a reverse proxy for an Exchange hybrid deployment. IIS with ARR is replacing the role of Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010.

Here is the diagram:

 

The key components of this solution are:

  • Exchange Server 2013
  • Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
  • IIS with ARR
  • Exchange Online in Office 365

The blog post with the details is here: Part 4: IIS ARR as a Reverse Proxy and Load balancing solution for O365 Exchange Online in a Hybrid Configuration

Take a look!

When you’re done, please take a minute and let us know the following through a comment on this blog post or with an email message to sab@microsoft.com:

  • Do you like the overall structure of the article? The major sections are based on specific types of traffic, with numbered steps for the configuration.
  • Do you like the use of screen shots to show the configuration?
  • How could this solution content be improved?

Thanks so much for your ongoing feedback and participation!

 

Joe Davies
Senior Content Developer
Office Solutions Content Team

 

P.S. SPOTLIGHT articles are a type of post in this blog that focus on an existing multi-product or service solution. SPOTLIGHT articles provide an overview of the solution, links to the details, and a chance for you to comment on the overall solution and the effectiveness of the solution content. More to come!

 

Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yes, you can use IIS ARR with Lync as well:

    Using IIS ARR as a Reverse Proxy for Lync Server 2013
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2013/02/19/using-iis-arr-as-a-reverse-proxy-for-lync-server-2013.aspx

    Setting Up Reverse Proxy Servers
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398069.aspx

  2. Anonymous says:

    Is ISS ARR is a a recommended alternative to be used for Lync Server?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Is ISS ARR is a a recommended alternative to be used for Lync Server?

  4. Anonymous says:

    That’s Great. I have several customers who has ISA s asking the same problem. I couldn’t recommend IIS ARR since i was under the impression that it’s not yet recognised as “Supported” even though it works just fine.