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SBS 2011 Exchange

I am buying a powerfull server to migrate from Exch2003 STD to SBS2011.  I also need to migrate few apps and retire old servers.

GFI Mail Archiver (uses SQL)
Azurant - some (some proprietary dr's DB sql that dr's uses).  Very light use, few uses.
Also planning to have a rplicated DFS file server there.  

The company is very small (30people).  Would that be okay to have other things on Exchange server or have them separate.  The server is very powerfull like 32GB RAM with dual quad CPUs.

Thanks!
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Tiras25Author Commented:
I am more curious about the things to install on the same physical server as SBS/Exchange.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
It is best to virtualize and keep applications separate from SBS. Also, although not asked, I'd be very careful with DFS replication. On a LAN it usually creates more problems than it solves.

-Cliff
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Tiras25Author Commented:
This is for a very small place (30users) and not sure if they would pay for ESX server etc.

As for DFS.. they have another remote office (2 people) that will be accessing that data...
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
ESXi and Hyper-V Server are both free. I prefer Hyper-V, but there are reasons to go with either one.

-Cliff
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Tiras25Author Commented:
So at what point these things are not free?  More CPUs? cores? or when put more VMs?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
There are benefits to the non-free versions, sure. But they are geared towards higher-density data center installations. You can get A LOT of mileage from the free versions.

-Cliff
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Understand.  Thank you~
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