Microsoft Exchange 2016

Brett Larson
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Instead of using Google's Gmail or Yahoo Mail etc.. I would like to setup my own private email server using Outlook Exchange 2016. I have a spare PC around. What would be the best way of using that spare PC and hard drive as my email server? Would I need to install Microsoft Server OS and Microsoft Exchange 2016 together on that 1 machine? I would be the admin. I would like all the e-mails on 1 hard drive only. How can I achieve this successfully?
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Hi Larson,
To go for Outlook Exchange 2016, you need to install Microsoft Server OS and Microsoft Exchange 2016 together on your machine. And to install the Exchange 2016, To achieve the step by step approach, You can follow: https://prajwaldesai.com/step-by-step-guide-to-install-exchange-server-2016/.
Hope it helps.
AmitIT Architect
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To answer your question, you need minimum 2 servers. One DC or domain controller and One Exchange server. From your question, I can feel, you don't have previous experience on Exchange server. If this for personal use or testing, just use MS KB's for installation.

In case, you need this for production, best to hire a consultant or raise a GIG on EE, several experts can help you.

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Its for both personal use and for testing.

Any instructions online you can point me to about a domain controller and one exchange server?
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