New Exchange 2007 install
It looks like our current mail server is in its death throws, and I am looking at replacing it with a exchange box.
I have a dual quad core storage server that I can use for the job, which is 64bit capable, though only has 4gb ram, so factoring 16gb ram into the cost for that.
I then need to licence exchange, and external connector licences for our students.
Will add the backup exec agent to cover the DR backup.
What else will I need to put in place? i.e. what does exchange need in the way of attachement filtering etc for a school enviroment.
Our current system allows me to intercept exe file attachements etc between students. I see exchange can be set with filetype filters, but seems to infer that this shouldn`t be done on local users!
Our email is filtered and virus checked by our LA, but local emails would be missed, are there any free solutions to this, or do I need to be looking at puremessage etc for filtering and virus scanning? (again it appears you can`t route internal email via a smtp connector or I could use our smoothwall UTM for the task.
Once I have all this set up I just need to migrate all 1600 mailboxes accross using imap....
This was likely to be a summer holiday project, but things have overtaken me, hence the long list of questions.
Any suggestions would be very welcome.