What are the pre-requisites for configuring an Exchange Server?

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Microsoft Exchange 2007
I'm working as a network administrator in a government organization. We are operating 15 email accounts which are purchased from a private domain provider to my organization so we can communicate with the business world. We are going to plan to allocate individual mail accounts to all 500 employees working in the company, so we want to maintain our own mailserver (MS Exchange Server 2007) in our company. What are the pre-requisites and infrastructure to do this? If we purchase a static public IP, how can I configure the Exchange Server? What are the do's and do not's. Thanks!

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It sounds like your organization may not be able or willing to send you to education or get outside assistance for this project. I consider both education and outside assistance to be a must for this application as it it complex to implement. In addition, e-mail seems to have become more of a critical business service than it ever was before. But if you cannot get outside assistance or the company pay for education, then your next best option would be self-education. I would recommend that you go to the Microsoft website and go through the Virtual Labs offered for Microsoft Exchange 2007. There are over 50 separate training segments that you can find on this site. This resource will help you get up to speed on Exchange 2007. You should also buy one of the Exchange 2007 Unleashed guidebooks as that will be a great resource to have on your implementation journey.

Good luck! You will definitely need it if you are going to do this yourself and have never done an implementation from the ground up before.

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