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How to install & setup Exchange 2010 on server 2 as default

I want to run my exchange server on a separate server. I'm installing the SBS 2011 as main domain with Sharepoint on srv1 and installing Standard 2008 on srv2 with exchange 2010. I want srv2 running exchange 2010 to be the default exchange server for users and srv1 to create the mailboxes for it from the sbs console.

I have a separate license for all servers so it's no licensing issue. I know I need to join srv2 to srv1, but whats the best way during installation?

If I need other software or add-ons, what?  Why Microsoft forces you into the exchange server on the domain server by default I'm not sure but changing it doesn't seem to be easy.
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Simon Butler (Sembee)

8/22/2022 - Mon
Simon Butler (Sembee)

You will have to step through the installation procedure as normal.
That will include Exchange 2010. Then once the installation is complete patch it to Exchange 2010 SP3. Build your second server with Exchange 2010 SP3 then move the users using the regular move mailbox wizard. I don't think there is a way to get SBS wizard to create the users on to the second server by default, so you will have to move them off later.

No chance of using Windows 2008 R2 for the second server? 2008 is very old.


I was under the impression only one sbs could be run on the network at one time so in order to run both servers on the same networks one had to be Windows standard. The last one was 08'
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No I said I had sbs 2011 and standard 2008 for exchange server. You said don't run 2008 but gave no alternative. If you don't mention an alternative for the exchange 2010, not sure what's the alternative you were directing to. Please keep in mind I want to run two servers within the same network.
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Simon Butler (Sembee)

Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 are different products.
That is what I was referring to. Not SBS. If this is new licences then use Windows 2008 R2, not Windows 2008.