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.
July 7, 2006 10:17 AM
July 12, 2006 2:43 PM