Want to Use Exchange Server - How to get started
Posted on 2010-08-26
I have a small office that has been using Icewarp mail server.
It has ben spotty at best, due to either the software or hardware we have or both.
We only have 25 users and only a few are heavy users, so the requirements aren't tremendous but reliablity and availability is a MUST. Our current configuration just isn't woring.
So we want to get better hardware and run Exchange 2010.
My office is small, we do not run Active Directory, DNS or anythng else.
Just regular 2003 webservers and fileservers in a peer t peer enviornment all behind a simple firewall.
So I need to know how to get started in all of this, I really don't know what AD is or what it entails or how it will change my organization but I know it is required for Exchange 2010 to run.
Can someone help me in figuring out just what I need to do to run Exchange in my simple office network? Can I run it all virtually, can I run AD, DNS and Exchange on the same server? I am just so clueless.