Exchange 2003 without a Windows Domain?

Posted on 2004-10-13
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Is it possible to run Exchange 2003 without a Windows network?  No domain contoller, no domain accounts, just Exchange server on a standalone Windows 2003 Server with local machine accounts?

Question by:deane_barker
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mikeleebrla earned 20 total points
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not to my knowledge,,, exchange 2000/2003 both require active directory
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Sembee earned 30 total points
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The only mail server you can run without a domain is the built in one supplied with Windows 2003. This is an SMTP/POP3 combination and requires a client like Outlook Express. No web mail, no colaboration features  -just like what your ISP provides.
But if you have a Windows 2003 server then just turn it in to a domain controller. While not recommended you can install Exchange 2003 on a DC.


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