[SBS 2011] Extend with (external) Exchange Server
Posted on 2013-10-25
At this moment we have a SBS 2011 server with a second server (premium add on).
We have almost 70 users in use (we grew suddenly very hard last year and that was unexpected).
I think more then 25 users are only e-mail users (we host several domains on our Exchange Server). Now I get 20 new users next month and they have to use only email.
The policy of our company is to host everything by ourself.
Now we want to do the following thing:
We want to buy a new server with Windows Standard 2012. This get 2 VM's (one DC and one Exchange). We want to set up a new windows domain on the DC.
We move one of our big (email) domains to this domain server (more then 30 users) and we connect our e-mail clients to this server.
In the future (I think in 1,5 year) we want to move all our current software to new servers (so we have to buy more licenses for Win 2012 and SQL Server). We can use the Exchange 2012 at this moment for all the domains.
Is this a good idea or is here someone with a better idea? Thank you in advance.