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Exchange 2010 Installation - Lost, Stuck & Confused -

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We're a small company that have 25-30 users, I'm in the process of rebuilding our servers and have questions since lots has changed from Exchange 2003 running off SBS 2003.

The 4 new servers are Windows 2008 server in which #1 is designated for Exchange 2010, DNS, AD;   I have a second one running secondary DNS and replication AD. I don't want to overload the #2 machine because it's our main file server.

I've successfully completed the installation of Exchange 2010 and I'm at the "Exchange 2010 post installation tasks"  working on the "Finalize Deployment Task" list. Here is where things are confusing and stuck:

By reading the High Availability and Site Resilience and Client Access Security it sounds like I'm needing to have at least 2 exchange servers running to complete the final deployment?

Since we're a small company, Is there a way to install the Mailbox, Client Access and hub transport roles all on the same server?

How about running VMware either on the same server or on another to accomplish this?

Any help and recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

David
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