Exchange 2013

I have only one physical machine, how can I have a Win 2012 DC and an Exchange 2013 running on it?  What virtualization scenario can I use?
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Svet PaperovConnect With a Mentor IT ManagerCommented:
Installing Exchange Server on Domain Controller is not recommended by Microsoft.

If you have purchased your server with Windows Server 2012 Standard edition you have right to install two Windows Server 2012 Standard virtual machines in Hyper-V environment. 

I would recommend the following setup:
- On the physical server enable the Hyper-V role only
- Install Windows Server 2012 as Virtual machine 1 and promote it as DC
- Install Windows Server 2012 as Virtual machine 2 and install Exchange 2013
- Do not joint the physical server (Hyper-V) to the domain, keep it on Workgroup
David Paris VicenteSystems and Comunications  Administrator Commented:
Hi Campinam.

How much storage and memory have your physicall machine?
How much mailboxes you will create?

For the DC you will need at least this requirements ->Windows 2012

For exhange you will nee at least:
Mailbox   8GB minimum
Client Access 4GB minimum
Mailbox and Client Access combined   8GB minimum

But is better to take a look here -> Exchange 2013

You have to look carefully what you need for now and thinking on the future.
So think about designing and implementation for your infra structure.

Regarding Virtualization you have several options Hyper V or VMware both will work on your machine.

campinamAuthor Commented:
I have a quad processor 16 GB of memory 1 TB HD and Hyper-V (enough). I checked all that.
According to Microsoft they do not recommend to install Exchange 2013 on the DC.
They also do not recommend that the Guest OS that host Exchange is installed on a physical host that is a DC.  I have only a physical machine.  What scenario did you use with your Hyper-V/
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David Paris VicenteSystems and Comunications  Administrator Commented:
Can you provide me some number´s, how much user´s, mailboxes?

That TB´s are installed on the physical machine or in a NAS/DAS are they mirrored and after that do you still have 1TB?

campinamAuthor Commented:
10 computers, 12 mailboxes, no NAS.  Everything was calculated to exceed Microsoft requirements.  Did you work with Win 2012 Hyper-V?
David Paris VicenteConnect With a Mentor Systems and Comunications  Administrator Commented:
Yes I use on my labs Hyper V 2012 Core.

You can do like the above post.

What roles do you want install on the DC, DNS, DHCP, File and Print, etc?

But you will not have any redundancy if this is going to be in production environment.
So maintain an outside backup of your virtual disks and snapshot´s in case you need to restore something.

For the future of your client infra structure, what do you have in mind?

campinamAuthor Commented:
That looks like the best scenario so far.  I am opening a new question "Virtual Win 2012 scenario with one host and two guest OS" because I have more questions about it.
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