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Hi all

I have Posted different questions related to this before but i am now looking at different options.

We are a small company who host our own mail, and we have recently purchased a number of different companies and i have been tasked with hosting all the different company mail systems.

So i would like to setup a Hosted Enviroment

Because OUR current mail server needs to have no downtime i have decided not to turn that server which is exchange 2007 into a hosted server but instead to create a new hosted server on a new domain purely for hosting.

Can anybody guide me into the easiest way of doing this and also to help with the following information i need: bearing in mind i am still learning Exchange

1: What is the best exchange version to use for Hosting
(making sure all the different companies hve there own GAL etc)

2: as i am limited to hardware i only have 1 server to do this with (for now)

3: can i add some kind of admin portal so that users can add email addresses etc
(similar to what you would get with a professional hoster)

Please Advise

John
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1) follow the guide here http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/migration-deployment/shared-hosting-exchange-2007-part1.html
2) 1 server is fine, but you need to do correct sizing to make sure that you have adequate resources.
3) you will need to purchase it.
my recommendations, hold on for a month Exchange 2010 SP2 will be released and you can do hosting and enjoy less resources and better options as well as built in Control Panel.

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Thanks busbar

with regards to issue 3 do you have any information on where to purchase this type of portal?

and did you mean by SP2 having built in control panel that i wouldent need to buy it because it is included?

John
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Exchange 2010 has built in CP, but the hosting support with all of the features will come with SP2.
you can try dotnetpanel or websitepanel.

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