I am with a firm that is currently looking to migrate from Domino Lotus Notes 7.4 to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. We also are looking to implement Microsoft Active Directory on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Machine, as we currently are just running in a Workgroup environment.
Acquiring all the hardware, software, CALs, migration tools, and consultant fees is pretty costly, and our Board of Directors wants our proposal validated before giving the approval to move forward with the migration.
I was wondering if anyone would be willing to take a look at the attached document and let me know if they can foresee any complications with the proposed Hardware/Software and Licensing combinations.
We are planning to hire a consultant that has experience using the Quest Notes Migrator for Exchange to come in and help us with the conversion.
The main points we are looking out for are as follows:
- Will the hardware be sufficient to run 1-2 Virtual Machines on the machines that are going to be the Primary DC and the Primary Exchange Server? If so, will they be fairly reliable in this state?
- We have been told that in order to activate Exchange Enterprise CALs, one must also purchase Exchange Standard CALs, is this correct?
Any advice/comments from someone who has used the Quest Notes Migrator for Exchange would be awesome, but advice from anyone would be greatly appreciated!