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MS Exchange 2007 SP1 STD Configuration

Hi all!

I want to install MS Exchange 2007 SP1 STD for 300 mailbox users.
My hardware configuration contains 8 GB ram and 1,2 TB available disk space.

Do you think that this is going to work without any problems? Do you have any suggestions related to the hardware?

If you think that the above configuration is going to work fine, how many Database Groups do you suggest to be created?

Thanks in advance!
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
One server with all (Mailbox, HUB and CAS role) plus 300 mailboxes = 8Gb is perfect no issues
Would recommend to create approx 3-4 Mailbox stores and just Divide mailbox users accordingly.
Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
I would recommend about 50GB of mailbox store size.
aslamsurveTeam LeadCommented:
Exchange 2007 STD edition with 8GB memory for 300 mailboxes is a perfect server however since the standard edition support maximum of 5 storage groups suggestion would be to create 5 separate storage groups as per departments & keep the database files (.edb) till 50 GB since the disaster recovery would be much quicker.

I would recommend 3 hard-drives i.e  disk 1 = 500 GB for system files (Windows), disk 2 = 1 TB for transaction logs & the disk 3 of 1 TB for exchange database (.edb files) since the Disk I/O would be better.

Checked these technet articles which would be very helpful in planning you server.

Planning Storage Configurations

Mailbox Server Storage Design

Storage Validation

Unless you have a good reason not to, I would go straight to Exchange 2007 SP2, rather than SP1.

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