Exchange Server

I work for a non-profit healthcare organization, or IT structure consist of two 2003 Domain Controllers , one Windows 2008 Application Server one Windows 2003 file server , one windows 20008 report generating server and a Dental application Server. Every one of these machines is virtual running on an ESXi 5.0 platform. Also we have about 100 physical PCs that connect to these servers.
I was now asked to install and implement an Exchange server 2010 or 2013 with access clients through outlook locally and from the web. This is something I never done and I want to know what am I getting into, is this something we can do on our own? Or we need a consultant. If we can do it on our own can we get advice from some of the experts?
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Michael MachieConnect With a Mentor Full-time technical multi-taskerCommented:
I agree with the above: If you are even asking that question then you need someone to assist you.

There is a ton of work to do if upgrading like that, to include proper Certificates (your Exchange 2003 Certs will NOT work with your Exchange 2010/2013 Servers), migrations, permissions, OWA access, auto-discover etc.

Also, in addition to all the work, customizing the settings and connectors is really something that should be done by someone with direct visibility into your network, switches, and local PCs.

In addition to that, you are running VMWare so you want to make sure all of your Hosts are patched and upgraded as far as you can go.
AmitConnect With a Mentor IT ArchitectCommented:
i suggest you to get a consultant. Exchange implementation is a complex task and require advance level of skills.
narce100Author Commented:
Thank you we're getting a consultant.
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