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Installation of Exchange 2007 into 2003 environment

We will be migrating our 2003 Exchange to 2007.

First question, on the new box, I need to install server 2007 first, and then exchange 2007 on top of that? which means I need a license for both?
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gupnitCommented:
Hi,
  • You would be installing base OS first that would be either Windows Server 2003 64x or Windows Server 2008 - You need a license for it
  • Then you would install Exchange 2007 on top of it - You need a license for it
  • Then you need users to access mails and Exchange server - You need Client Access Licenses for that
So these are all licenses that you need to take care of
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Nitin Gupta (gupnit)
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BryceRichertAuthor Commented:
If we are in a server2003 environment already, is there any drawback to installing Exchange 2007 on 2003?
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btrivettCommented:
If installing in a Windows 2003 environment, you would need to install the 64-bit edition Windows 2003 (ideally with R2 and SP2 on a server with a 64-bit processor.  Then you would install Exchange 2007 on top of that.  To install them legally, you will need a license for both. :-)
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gupnitCommented:
Hi,
You cannot install 2007 on 2003 Server due to base hardware changes.
You need to install Exchange 2007 in an exisitng 2003 environment on seperate Server. There are no drawbacks, infact the possible way to move from 2003 to 2007 is via a transition, where there would be a period of coexisitence between 2003 and 2007. Nothing to worry
Good Reference:
Thanks
Nitin Gupta (gupnit)
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BryceRichertAuthor Commented:
Our reseller will provide us what is needed then.

Do we need user licenses for both server and exchange???  150 for both???? if we are only using it for exchange.
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gupnitCommented:
Hi,
Please do refer the links I gave you on Licensing, they will give you a good understanding :-)
You need following Liecnes
  • WIndows OS (2003 or 2008) - 1 (STD or ENT)
  • Exchange Server 2007 - 1 (STD or ENT)
  • CALs - 150 (STD or ENT)
Thanks
Nitin Gupta (gupnit)
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gupnitCommented:
These are bare minimun based upon information provided by you :-) !
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btrivettCommented:
Ask your reseller about Microsoft Core CALs.  The core CALs include CALs for Windows, Exchange, SMS, and Sharepoint all wrapped into one.  We use those, and they are quite affordable.  
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BryceRichertAuthor Commented:
thanks for all the info!
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gupnitCommented:
hahahaha !! Have a good time !!
Cheers
Nitin
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