I am trying to consolidate our servers in two locations to one. One remote has Win2003 with 10 mailboxes on Exchange2003. I want to re-use the server for file serving since it 8 months old, has RAID, Gigabit, etc, but don't want to remote admin the exchange. My main office is running SBS2003 with 8 mailboxes. My though is to move the 10 Exchange2003 mailboxes to the SBS2003 server at the main office and have those user connect over our VPN using Outlook 2003 and the HTTP connection features. With just a few users and groups, its probably easiest to export the mailboxes to pst files then import onto the SBS box, right? Also, the domain names and email domains are different, but I understand SBS can handle email for multiple domains, lets call them mainoffice.com and remoteoffice.com. The users at remoteoffice.com do get some 10Mb attachments, but I can enforce an attachement limit.
Does anyone see a flaw in my lodgic? Or a better way?
Will the remote users scream about outlook running slow with the server at the main office, they have had their own server for 5 years?
Will the remote users loss any features going from Exch2003 to SBS2003?