Branch office Terminal Server with exchange 2003
Posted on 2006-10-28
We have a terminal server in a remote office in with maybe 5 clients using it. As a way to decrease it maintenance using terminal server to deploy apps is much easier than maintaining a bunch of remote PC's. However the age old question of outlook 2003/exchange 2003 comes into play whereby the users cannot use cached mode on the terminal server and rely heavily on a WAN/VPN infrastructure to connect to exchange in the head office.
Purchasing a seperate exchange server for this location is costly and requires maintenance etc. But i was considering installing exchange standard edition right onto the terminal server to support the mailboxes for those clients.
Does anyone forsee a problem with this? I will do some testing in our lab. But does this sound like a good alternative to putting in a full blown exchange server into the remote location?