Exchange 2010 and Terminal Services Configuration

Posted on 2010-01-12
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I want to confirm that Exchange 2010 Standard edition will allow for the setup of 5 different Email groups.  

I would like to setup 1 exchange Server to handle mail for company1.com and company2.com through to company5.com, all being independent.

I also would like to make a Domain Controller a Terminal Server as well (Separate of the Exchange Server).

I should be able to accomplish this should I not?  I would also just use AVG for Exchange Email to handle spam and virus detection.

Let me know if this is feasible.

Question by:2ndFloor
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A comment on using a DC as a Terminal Server - that is the opposite of Best Practice.  By using a DC as a Terminal Server, you are in effect allowing normal user accounts to log in to a domain controller.  You could do that, but you really shouldn't.

Exchange can handle email for mulitple email domains - no problem.  (Don't know what you mean by independent, though)

I haven't looked lately, but AVG does have a server version, which I know for sure works with Exchange 2007 and Windows 2003.  Check their website to see if their product supports Windows 2K8 and Exchange 2010.  Virus protection might work okay, but I don't know if their antispam protection is good or not (it might be, I've never tried it on a server).


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Thanks for the reply Kaffiend, I was thinking I should just use Hyper V for the Terminal Server running on the Domain Controller.....Since Hyper V uses lots of RAM it may not be the best solution, but it should be better than logging directly on the Domain Controller.
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Well, if you have the budget for an additional server license, a separate server for Terminal Services would be the way to go.

Hyper-V will work fine.  Like you said, give it lots of RAM.  If you have a new-ish server, it should have enough free slots for you to add more.  RAM is a great investment, if you're going to run virtual machines.

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I'm just ordering the Servers now, so I'll include lots of RAM.  Since I'm ordering the Standard Edition of 2008 64 bit Server, I think it comes with a free Standard License for use in Hyper V.

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