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Windows 2008 in a failover ?

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008Windows Server 2008
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Hello Gurus,
We are in the process of getting a new servers for our company since we ar moving to a higher ERP system.

this is the layout I am looking at.

1 server AD
1 Server SQL Server
1 Server Exchange

10 PC desktops
30 Thin Clients

I have 2 points I would like you pros to help me with.

1-How do I do a failOver system ?
   I have searched and it seems that I could go 2 directions.
 
       a-Windows Failover... But can It be done on the whole 3 servers ? what about licensing ? Ive read that for passive mode
              (meaning my backup server would be sitting just waiting for the main to die to take over) I have no licensing fees ?  
         Can I cluster my AD server  ? My Exchange ? Can they be cluster to a virtual appliance (so I can replicate all 3 in 1 physical server ?)


      b-Symantec replication ... In that case there would be another server into play that would replicate all the data.
         but in that case can I replicate to a virtual servers all my initial 3 servers ? again what about licensing ?

      c-What version of Windows Server does failOver ? standard can do ? 64bit can do ?

2-Does Exchange Server do replication ? how ?

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