I am knew to Exchange Server and want to get a few questions answered from people using Exchange.
I am looking to create an Exchange Sever that will serve 50-75 users. I have a few, hopefully basic, questions.
First is the server itself. I was looking into a Dell server because the company already has Dell. Specifcally the PowerEdge 2850 rack-mounted servers. I looked into the minimum requirements and Microsoft seems to think you could run Exchange on a Nintendo 64. I was interested in some reccomendations of hardware selection. One processor or two? How much disk space? I know I have not given a great deal of specifics, but these are just average users.
User CALs. I believe I have to purchase Windows 2003 server and install Exchange Server on the Windows 2003 server and I need CALs for both. Is this correct? Do I need a CALs per email address? I think you can configure it to be User-based or Device-based. I think user-based CALs would work best because many users have multiple devices. I am a little confused on how the CALs work with Exchange. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Also, I need to purchase a server that will be a Domain controller with Active Directory installed. I assume I would want two different servers for the 50-70 users? or could one handle the role? Any reccomendation on hardware specs for the DC?
Let me know what you think or if you have additional questions. Thanks for all your help.
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