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Moving Exchange from SBS2003 to 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010

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Hi,



I have a client that has an SBS2003 Server, who's e-mail outbound volumes have grown enourmously to circa 350,000 e-mails per month. Their store size is about 58Gb and there are 30 users at present. This seems to be putting a heavy load on the SBS server, and we are often getting notifications about the queue lengths on the current server.

As Exchange has become more critical to them, we are looking to create a seperate Exchange environment, and I therefore have the following questions:-



1. Can i remove the Exchange funtion from SBS2003, and have implement a 2008R2 server and Exchange 2010 without too many difficulties?

2. Should I just be looking at Exchange Standard as oppossed to Enterprise.


3. Is it fair to assume that with a decent Internet connection Exchange 2010 will comfortably handle in excess of 300,000 outbound e-mails per month.


4. Is there anything else I should be aware of when sending this volume of e-mail (all opted in recipients, no spam).

We will be retaining the SBS server for all other existing functions. Any help would be appreciated.



Thanks
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by:Alan Hardisty
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All your answers, plus a very handy step-by-step article can be found here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/A_2881-Migrate-Small-Business-Server-2003-to-Exchange-2010-and-Windows-2008-R2.html

1.  Yes - but only at the right point of the migration.

2. You won't need enterprise if you are switching from SBS (which is Exchange 2003 Std).

3. Yes - not a problem

4. No - as log as you are configured properly and are RFC compliant and email people who have opted in to receive your emails, you should be good to go.  Exchange will throw all its resources at sending the mail out, so if you send that many in one go, the internet connection will slow down for everyone else.
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by:granite03
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Thanks Alan,

Just to clarify, we will be retaining the SBS server, and just moving Exchange across. Will this make any difference as the link relates to migrating the whole server from SBS2003 to 2008.

Cheers
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Okay - not a problem.  Ignore the migration of AD and DNS / DHCP etc to the new server and just focus on the Exchange migration part.

Once you have the Exchange 2010 integrated, Public Folders moved across, mailboxes moved and all is good, then you can remove Exchange from SBS happily.
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