Deployment of Exchange Server 2003 EE
Posted on 2005-03-15
I am beginning the deployment of Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition. Currently our e-mail is hosted by our ISP and we want to bring the administration in house. My environment consists of 4 servers (including the Exchange box) all running Windows 2003 Server SE, and a firewall between my network and internet. I have several related questions regarding the initial deployment of Exchange:
1) Will my current firewall suffice for my needs or should I consider adding another one? We are not a huge corporation and the existing one has been doing a good job.
2) The Exchange server has 4GB of RAM, I have read documentation on optimizing the boot.ini file within Exchange to optimize memory usage but I cannot locate this file. How do I go about configuring memory optimization in Exchage 2003 EE?
3) I know I need to create an MX record that will point to my new server as opposed to the ISP's. I would like to have them as the backup in the event that my server goes down then the e-mail will still be routed through them. How do I go about creating this record?
Lastly any best practices or advice you can offer in regards to the implementation would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.