I am an IT consultant.
We have a client who have two sites with about 15 users each.
One being the head office has SBS2008 installed.
The other site just has a secondary Domain controller built on server2008R2 serviing as secondary DC, DNS, DHCP
Both site are connected on VPN using sonicwall firewalls and two ADSL lines on each side for failover.
The users in the branch office find the speed of email connectivity slow, as the VPN itself is not very fast.
The client wants to preferably have an exchange server installed in the branch office which can replicate with the head office server to provide local connectivity to their mailboxes.
They also want this exchange server to work for redundancy, so that if the primary site is down, this server can keep the business going for the whole company for all users.
1. Is this a workable idea ?
2. What might be the implications?
3. What is the step by step process for complete deplyment?
4. The SBS2008 has exchange2007, so can we use exchange2010 in the branch office for replication ?
I have gone through the technet URL: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124066%28EXCHG.65%29.aspx
But that as usual is not very useful, as it does not give a clear picture on what I should do in my requirement??