Solved

New exchange server - what to get?

Posted on 2006-10-31
1
200 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
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?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:chawness
1 Comment
 
LVL 104

Accepted Solution

by:
Sembee earned 50 total points
ID: 17842384
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.
0

Featured Post

Don't lose your head updating email signatures!

Do your end users still have the wrong email signature? Do email signature updates bore you or fill you with a sense of dread? You can make this a whole lot easier on yourself by trusting an Exclaimer email signature management solution. Over 50 million users do...so should you!

Join & Write a Comment

Resolve DNS query failed errors for Exchange
Marketers need statistics and metrics like everybody else needs oxygen. In this article we explain how to enable marketing campaign statistics for Microsoft Exchange mail.
In this video we show how to create a Contact in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Contact ta…
To show how to create a transport rule in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow >> Rules tab.:  To cr…

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now