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exchange - domain name query

hi

question 1.

i am going to name my servers the following and wanted to know if there would be any issues below: ?

- domain controller - domain name: msxchange.local
- domain controller - domain name: msexchange.gov or msexchange.gov.uk

ive been looking on: 123reg.co.uk - but wanted to check and ive been reading:

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/planning-first-exchange-server.html

question 2.  should my exchange be a 'domain controller or just a member server as im not sure if i should not configure in a domain and just leave as a 'workgroup' network ?
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hi yes i did read, but i thought it read that the exchange had to be a domain controller so was not sure as dont remember doing it that way before!! ok though perfect

i could setup my server as a domain controller for: ad/dns/dhcp, like i usually do and i suppose i could also install exchange server 2003 on to the same server but never done it that way before although this would free up 1 server for me to use as im just doing a test first to ensure i know how to practically configure it.  as i did do it a few years ago and was able to send email out but not receive!!
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hi, yes i appreciate your comments and as for 50 users i thought for 'sbs software' it was upto 75 users unless difference between old/new version. :)!

ok maybe not - '.gov.uk'

i mean something like:

msxchange.local - used before
msxchange.gb.net - not used this type before so not sure if works ok ?

internal ad domain and email do not have to be same name - i could not remember but according to the 'url' i mentioned previously it was recommended.
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sound advice!