Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Installing Exchange 2010 on Standalone Server

Posted on 2010-11-15
5
902 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
We have recently purchased a Domain name with email service  and require few users to access email via owa.
due to company policy we can't use pop3 service.
My questions is:
Can we install exchange 2010 on a Windows 2008 r2 Standlone server without installing AD & DNS?
This is to be use for small number of users then increase gradually....
can anyone please suggest me the best solution using above scenario or alternative?

Thanks

0
Comment
Question by:PeterMatthews
5 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:mittermueller
ID: 34137036
No. Exchange needs AD and DNS (somewhere in your network, not on the same server).
Maybe you should have a look at Small Business Server (depends on the number of users as SBS can only be installed on a single server).
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:Akhater
ID: 34137072
no exchange cannot run without AD and DNS but there is no reason why you can't run all 3 on the same server as a start. you just need windows 2008 r2 and exchange 2010 no additional cost
0
 

Author Comment

by:PeterMatthews
ID: 34137248
Is there any other 3rd party service we can use just for accessing email in the view of owa lookalike?
our smtp gateway server will pickup the mail and forward to this email server.

thanks
0
 
LVL 49

Accepted Solution

by:
Akhater earned 250 total points
ID: 34137303
A lot of servers will give you webmail hmailserver is a free one.

However if you were planning to buy 2008 r2 and exchange nothing stops u from using your original setup
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:dexIT
dexIT earned 250 total points
ID: 34139176
axigen is decent and free (to an extent)
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many businesses neglect disaster recovery and treat it as an after-thought. I can tell you first hand that data will be lost, hard drives die, servers will be hacked, and careless (or malicious) employees can ruin your data.
There's a lot of hype surrounding blockchain technology. Here's how it works and some of the novel ways it' s now being used - including for data protection.
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

840 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question