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Exchange 2007 SCR source and target version

Our Client is running windows 2008 Enterprise and Exchange 2007 enterprise in head office.
We are tasked with designing Branch office.
Can we install windows 2008 standard and Exchange 2007 standard and establish SCR.

We intend to use head office exchange server as source for head office database and branch office exchange as target.
Same branch office exchange server we intend to use as source for branch office database and head office exchange server as target.
Is it a valid scenario? Do you see any problem?
Thanks for your help in advance
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vijaydawda
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MesthaCommented:
As long as the core OS and Exchange versions are the same, then you are fine.
You cannot use Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 for example.

However, if you are using more than the allowed number of databases on standard edition, you will not be able to replicate them all from the Enterprise edition.

Simon.
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vijaydawdaAuthor Commented:

Thanks Simon,
Can you comment on the second part of my question about using each other as target of course for different database?
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MesthaCommented:
Not really sure what you are asking, as the target and source need to be on different machines, as that is how SCR works.

You can have each server backing up the other, but you need to remember that the database structure has to be identical on all servers, and the storage group names different.

Therefore after installation additional servers, then default storage groups have to be renamed and moved, because they cannot be the same as the other server.

Simon.
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vijaydawdaAuthor Commented:

Thanks Simon,
I got my answer.
I am looking for backing up each other using SCR.
I take your answer as that is possible
I will take care of the path and naming.
What do think about public folder backing up between two sites?
 Is it good to use SCR?
Or public folder replication between two servers is preferred solution?
After I have your opinion I will award the point and close the case.
I have one sever at each site with all roles.
With 400 user on head office and 35 user on branch office.
With 1 MB lease line connecting them. This line is for the inter office traffic only.
For internet there is a separate line.
Regards
Kanchan
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MesthaCommented:
Have you actually read anything about how SCR works?
If you had then you will know that you cannot use SCR for public folder stores.
For public folders you use the built in replication capability, not SCR.

Simon.
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vijaydawdaAuthor Commented:

Simon,
 Yesterday while doing my research for what version of exchange I should buy for remote site, I learn that under some circumstance SCR of public folder can be done.
As that was not my primary focus I did not pay much attention.
I will do my research later one what is the best way to backup public folder.
Thanks for your help in answering my main query.
Regards
Kanchan
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