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I want to install NT5 /Win server 2000 and exchange server Xp pro is currently the OS (Best way)

Hi Experts,

I want to install NT5 / Win server 2000 and exchange server, Xp pro is currently the OS.

I have not installed a OS in years!!

I was hoping to get some help full tips!!  

How do I start, do I format the drive, or fdisk the drive. And if so how?

I want to make 2 part-ions one for websites and 1 for mail / exchange server

This computer will be hosting 21 domains it will be a web server running 21 .asp sites.

Exchabge server will be my mail server.

I have never used a web server let alone installed one, but would like to learn and for me the best way is hands on.  

This computer I'm going to use, is not critical if its down its ok. No worries.  

Any help w/be appreciated!!

Thanks
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fiboCommented:
Not sure I would want to place exchange server on this machine... there are so many tricky things that might interfere with IIS...
And I would not play/discover exchange, since that might ruin the whole mail for the company. If you really want to run exchange, consider using SBS 'small business server', a fairly cheap solution that is really complete with everything: IIS, Exchange, etc. You can install the complete package in one day or ask some consultant to do the work.

However, for setting up your web server:
1 - Format the drive as ntfs, thus you will have a finer granularity for access rights. While installing W2000, you will presumably be offered the option to (re)format the disk.
2 - How will your server be connected to your internbal LAN? to the Internet?
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patentinvAuthor Commented:
Hi fibo,

I apologize for the late response, I finally got server 2k loaded and sp4 installed on it, next I will be installing IIS and exchange. I have 2 hard drives one will be for IIS and exchange.

Thanks for your help,
patentinv

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patentinvAuthor Commented:
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fiboCommented:
B-) Thx for teh grade and points.
Just a repeated caution: if you are acreful enough with backups, you can easily recover from most mistakes you might do with IIS (don't forget databases!).
Not so with exchange. Be really careful there.
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