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    Idea's needes, Exchange server - 32bit OS

    Ok story goes,

    Local primary school have approached me to help them install exchange, not they have a server (just 1) which is DC, DNS, DHCP etc. They cannot afford new hardware.

    The current OS is 2008 32bit, and this is where my problem lies.
    I cannot install 2003 onto 2008, also I cannot install 2007 or 2010 exchnage on 32 bit hardware.

    I'm thinking of Vmware and installing another instance of 200864bit to run exchange 2007.

    I know they will have a performance hit on this but the server is under used at mo, only individual staff (20 or so) and year groups login, so its not getting hammered.

    Any advice, tips or warnings. I think I know what your all going to advise but hey, got to ask

    Cheers

    Si

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    What spec is their current server?

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    Fairly new Fujitsu econel (not sure what model) has 4 gig of RAM and loads of disk space

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    Personally I would try and stear them away from having Exchange in house. Would a cloud solution not suit them better, such as Live@Edu?

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    Use live@edu instead, it's free and as its hosted in the cloud you have no server hardware requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky_Dicky View Post
    Personally I would try and stear them away from having Exchange in house. Would a cloud solution not suit them better, such as Live@Edu?

    Rich
    Had thought of that, I've not looked at Live@edu, they have their own domain name registered so I think they would like to keep that for emails, hense the enchange server plan

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    live@edu will use the schools domain name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    live@edu will use the schools domain name.
    Hmm getting tempted, how about AD integration, password resets etc?

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    If you are using VMware server you can't virtualise a 64 bit guest OS inside a 32bit one, you would need to virtualise the existing one and use ESXi along with adding some more ram as exchange is hungry. As others have said it may be easier to use Live@edu, it still hooks up to outlook and is managable so long as your internet link is not too bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by pooley View Post
    Hmm getting tempted, how about AD integration, password resets etc?
    It links right it and syncs up AD and passwords to the MS servers, once its setup its all automated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    If you are using VMware server you can't virtualise a 64 bit guest OS inside a 32bit one, you would need to virtualise the existing one and use ESXi along with adding some more ram as exchange is hungry.
    very true..and 4 GB of mem for exchange 2007 or 2010 is insufficient.

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