troubleshooting Question

Server Setup

Avatar of bguenther
bguenther asked on
ExchangeActive DirectoryWindows Server 2008
13 Comments1 Solution533 ViewsLast Modified:
Hi,

I am working to setup 2 physical servers. We have about 30 users. 10 of which are part time.

Server 1:
Server 2008 Standard
12Gb Ram
Intel Core i7 930 @ 2800 MHz
AMCC 9650SE-4LPML SCSI Disk Device (1000GB)

Server 2:
Server 2012 standard
32GB of DDR3 RAM
4 x 120GB Solid state drives running in RAID 10 configuration
2 x 2TB Standard hard drives running in RAID 1
Dual CPU system with Xeon E5-2620s

I want to install exchange 2013, domain controller, remote desktop and also use server 2 as a file sharing server.

Do i have to purchase a third physical server for a proper setup?
Server 1: install exchange, server 2: install domain controller, server 3: remote desktop
Also which one should be the file sharing server?
Should i be setting up a virtual machine on server 2?

I would like to do it with only 2 physical servers if possible but i don't want something that will cause lots of problems either.

Let me know your thoughts.
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 13 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 13 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros