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Running exchange

Posted on 2011-04-25
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if we buy server 2008, and wish to host our own Exchange server, how does it work?

we are about 25 terminal server users... currently we log in to our server and retreive our email.
Must our exchange server be installed in the same physical system?
Can exchange run on a windows workstation
how is it usually set up?
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Exchange needs to be installed on a Server OS, and you must have an Active Directory environment. Don't install exchange on a Domain Controller and neither on a Terminal Server for security reasons (and performance reasons in the case of TS servers).

So if you are in an AD environment already your best option is to get an additional server, install 2008 on it and then install exchange server there.

If you aren't running an AD environment already you could get SBS server which includes Exchange server. That is the exception where exchange server runs on the DC too.

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will i need to purchase two sets of licenses for all my users...?
currently 6 are local users,,, and  20 are terminal server users...

also... can exchange be made available to my user from the internet without logging on to my terminal server.... and
if yes, can two members still share calanders?

i am trying to find a solution before giving up and going to a hosted exchange.

thanks for your thoughts
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And how many active Dir users have you used up? Exchange needs Active Dir users licenses, Terminal Server licenses are a separate thing.

Exchange Accounts can be connected to directly via IE from the internet, which would be the simplest option and also the fastest for the users. You can also use other Web Browsers, but those don't give you all the available functions.

It is also possible to connected to Exchange servers via internet using Outlook.

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thank you very much..... I thought thee was another alternative to logging on to my server and then using outlook from there...
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As I mentioned you can login via a web-browser (IE), then you don't need outlook nor do you have to login to the server, but rather to the webmail account. The AD user account still has to exist on the AD servers though, so you need AD licenses for those users (but not Terminal Server Licenses, as that is a different thing).

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