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I am getting ready to order a new server which will be running exchange. Right now our office uses exchange 2000 on a tapped out DELL Poweredge 1600sc, which is also a DC. I also have a 2003 DC running.

The server itself will probably be a DELL Poweredge 2850, dual xeon processors w/ 2gb ram. What is the best bet for the OS / Exchange version?

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At the moment you don't really have much choice.

Exchange 2003 on Windows 2003.
You don't need Enterprise edition of Windows 2003, as Exchange can't use its additional resources.
Whether you need Enterprise edition of Exchange is up to you.

Remember that there is a new version of Exchange due... although it is very different from an admin point of view than Exchange 200x, so you may prefer to go with what you need.

Exchange doesn't really need dual proc either. The biggest gains for Exchange performance is in storage.
See my post in this question: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Email_Groupware/Exchange_Server/Q_22042853.html

Simon.
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