Bad idea to run File server as Exchange server, too?
Posted on 2002-05-28
Our company is contemplating moving to an Exchange server. (We currently use POP mail from the host of ouwebsites.) The consultants who are helping us with the project have suggested getting a new server that will run Exchange (with OWA) for our corporate email, while also serving as the file server. Any issues with this? It's been suggested by someone else in the company that this constitutes a serious security risk, given that it will be publicly accessible (in order to provide remote access to email via the Web).
We will most likely put the Exchange/file server behind a (Cisco PIX) firewall, if that makes any difference. We won't run websites on it, and it will only serve one other application, a payroll database (small company, 35 employees). We hope to go ahead and start purchasing hardware and software by Friday, so that's more or less my deadline. Thanks in advance for your comments.