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We have a couple of Windows 2003 Servers and one Exchange 2003 on HP hardware (purchased 2006 and currently have hardware maintenance contracts). The workstations are mainly Windows XP with a couple of Windows 7 workstations. What are the things I need to consider when putting together a proposal to have the servers replaced?

I am aware of the following
- Outlook 2013 is not compatible with Exchange 2003.
- Office 2013 can be purchased under a MOLP agreement and downgrade to Office 2010
- Office 2010 mainstream support end on 13/10/2015 and extended support date on 13/10/2020. Should I continue to use Office 2010 beyond 2015?
-  If the problem is specific to the program, Microsoft will provide support. If the problem is a result of the combination of the operating system and the program, that particular problem will not be supported.

Is there anything else I need to consider?

Thanks you in advance.
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by:Senthil Kumar
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You need also consider Windows OS License with Exchange Server CAL + Office license .
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Thanks Senthil. Can you please clarify?
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Windows OS license are not transferable if you are using OEM license, hence Windows OS license is required for the new server. And need a Exchange 2013 license required along with the Exchange CAL's.
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Thanks. This is already included in the quotation for the new servers.
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