we are running a very small network, 25 users, with a Win 2003 server as the main file server. we would like to go to exchange for email and have bought the required material and licenses.
However, for Exchange you have to setup domains and Active directory, which I don't know much about. I am making this exchange server the Domain controller since I don't have one already, but have to have one installed to install Exchange 03.
Question: Does your Domain name specified when you install the domain controller have to be a real domain name? like www.microsoft.com
that you pay for as a web address? or do those two things not have anything to do with each other. In other words, can I have anything for my Domain name that I specify at the domain controller? I am looking at a domain as a glorified workgroup. I don't need to grant rights and such as I only have 1 file server which I create local users on.