Adding Exchange 2003 to existing domain vs. New SBS2003 environment?
Posted on 2004-11-29
I need advice please.
I intend to add an Exchange server to my W2k AD network.
I currently manage a Windows 2000 AD domain with about 20 users. I want to add Exchange 2003 to my environment and am torn between a couple of options.
What do you think would be a more beneficial path, a new SBS2003 environment and migration of my "old" domain, or simply adding Server2003/Exchange2003 to the existing domain? I am interested in beneficial, not simplicity.
I am finding that SBS2003 would be a cheaper solution than it would be to add another 2003 server and also Exchange 2003. As well, SBS 2003 has ISA and some other features, which I could probably find use with.
Of course, it would be a hassle to migrate my existing domain to the new SBS2003 domain, and go through demoting and promoting my “old” servers into it. But is it worth it?
Does anyone have an opinion based on experience with this?
Thanks very much!