How easy is Exchange server to install and configure?
Posted on 2008-10-08
I'm a freelance IT guy.
I have been hired by a firm to manage their exchange server and their workstations.
I bought a few good books and, with online help, have been able to successfully tackle any issues to date.
However, this client has neglected his computers for a long time. There was some problems the other day with some very bad viruses on several of the workstations. In the process of troubleshooting I discovered that the exchange server hadn't been updated in a long time. So I downloaded and installed all the current updates and service packs. This fixed the email problem.
Unfortunately it also filled up the C drive on the exchange server.
Literally, there is 5mg remaining and nothing substantial that I can see to uninstall.
I'm thinking that I have to set up a bigger server for them.
They have the where-with-all to buy the machine and the already own the software.
I'm just wondering if this project is over my head.
Are there enough good books or resources out there that I could get through it without getting a degree?
This is a pretty small firm, 4 employees total, so I'm sure they don't want to hire a full time network guy/girl at 60k per year.
I'm pretty well versed in computer technology, terminology, and I learn quickly, however I am no expert.
What say you all?