What are the reprocussions to having Exchange on the same server as your application software and data

What are the reprocussions to having Exchange on the same server as your application software and the location where you store your data.
Melinda Burnscomputer supportAsked:
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MCSA2003Commented:
Here is an article about installing exchange on a domain controller:

http://www.pro-exchange.eu/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=22
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Melinda Burnscomputer supportAuthor Commented:
What about running a backup solution on the exchange server. I have a potential client that is running everything on a cloned server. Granted it has some fairly good hardware. But I am concerned about AD, Symantec, Proprietary software and Exchange all being on one server.  Yes, all data is stored on this server. As best I can tell, they are backing up to an external hard drive. The server  has two hard drives but I don't think they are mirrored. Disk 0 is  372.61 GB and has two partitions.  C: 78 GB and E:  294 GB  Disk 1 has 465 GB and two partitions F: 78 GB and G: 294 GB.  
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omic_adminCommented:
You would need to worry about available free hard disk space, available I/O for all of your processes and applications as well as backup and recovery planning, but it can be done if your hardware can handle it, but I wouldn't recommend it.
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