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Can I have 2 Exchange servers in a Small Business Server domain?

I have a Small Business Server 2003 where the Exchange Server is NOT active. On a different Windows Server 2003 I have our Exchange 2003 running. Both servers are in the same domain.
Is it possible to start the Exchange Server on my SBS2003 without problems?
Both Exchange Servers must be running. I need to transfer some of the mailboxes from the W2K3 Exchange server to the SBS2003 Exchange server afterwards.
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MesthaCommented:
Technically there is no problem with having a second Exchange server in an SBS domain. SBS will work with it quite happily.

Simon.
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Scan-TransAuthor Commented:
Normally you would use the Exchange Server in the SBS and then add a second Exchange Server. In my case it is just the opposite! I just thought that I would get some "SBS" problems like if I would transfer some of the FSMO roles from the SBS server to another DC.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Yes you can have 2 Exchange servers in a SBS domain but the recomended is that it should be on a member server.
This article would explain more
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884453
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MesthaCommented:
The SBS DC problems are restricted to just the DC functionality. If you want to have a standard alone Exchange server then you can - Microsoft is not going to stop you and will happily take your money for the additional licensing (as will any third parties who offer SBS licensing options, as you will have to use full product).

Simon.
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Scan-TransAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your quick answers. I will proceed with the installation.

Jan.
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