Windows Server 2016 Essentials with Exchange 2016. Is it feasible solution?
Posted on 2016-11-05
Have 10 users as of now.
I want to install Windows Server 2016 Essentials on a new & the only physical server in the small business.
Planning to install HyperV role & install 2 virtual instances of Windows server 2016 essential.
In one Virtual machine I would setup active directory with DHCP, DNS & other required stuff.
on another Virtual machine I would install Exchange 2016 standard.
To manage data loss, the server would be running on two sets of RAID 1 HDD. Would set up Microsoft backup on HyperV Host that would backup full server to a 2TB USB 3.0 external HDD. As the budget is low & high availability is not required; I guess this is the most economical solution.
Need the expert advice & comments on this.