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    Is there a beginner's guide to exchange that anyone could point me to please - thinking about having it on our server and want to find out all I can starting with the basics.

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    Re: exchange

    There is a nice manual called "installing and configuring exchange 2003" on microsofts website somewhere, I just read that. But I can sum it up in a couple of points

    - Don't install it on a domain controller
    - Do have lots of storage on a drive
    - Put disk in click setup.exe

    Its not hard to setup really, just follow the rather quirky setup instructions on the disk.

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    Re: exchange

    depending on the number of mailboxes, you'd probably do well to have it on a dedicated server.

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    Re: exchange

    Set up a test server with it on. You can get a 180 day eval copy from Microsoft.

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    Re: exchange

    Quote Originally Posted by snrweb
    Set up a test server with it on. You can get a 180 day eval copy from Microsoft.
    agree have a good play first, setup a lab, i think you can get a virtual server image with exchange 2007 on it now.

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    Re: exchange

    if your going to "play" with it first i would setup a test domain not just a test server because it updates the AD and the Schema

    i put exchange 2000 on one of my DCs when i only had a couple of servers and it made a bit of a nightmare upgrade when i got my real exchange server on a dedicated box.

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    Re: exchange

    Why not use Zimbra it's just as good and it's free, yes you heard me it's free.

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    Re: exchange

    Quote Originally Posted by bossman
    Why not use Zimbra it's just as good
    .. if not better 8)

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    Re: exchange

    Going to be letting the Admin staff lose on Zimbra soon here. I had to master VLANs on Linux though to make it go.

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    Re: exchange

    I've just moved over to zimbra for my home mail server. Migrated from mdaemon+horde/imp (windows) to ubuntu server vm with zimbra.

    I like it! Managed to sync all my email with imapsync and use odmr to collect my mail from gradwell.

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    Re: exchange

    Zimbra for students here too, it certainly does have advantages over exchange.

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    Re: exchange

    sorry to jump on here i thought zimbra was not free for schools or have i read it wrong.

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    Re: exchange

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    Zimbra for students here too, it certainly does have advantages over exchange.
    Like ?

    Other than not being made by Microsoft what is there to recommend it?

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    Re: exchange

    Exchange has a lot of bells & whistles that I would bet most schools do not need or use.

    I do use it beacuse I inherited it - 5.5 on an ADC for christs sake :-(
    However now its 2003 on a pure 2003 AD, though for some reason it will only work if the server is an ADC - ???!!! (any ideas on that would be welcome)

    I am told there are several free systems that would work well, we use Cutter for our TC solution, I belive they may have some ideas for you.

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    Re: exchange

    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    Zimbra for students here too, it certainly does have advantages over exchange.
    Like ?

    Other than not being made by Microsoft what is there to recommend it?
    I'd imagine the cost is a big plus. You don't need CALs for Zimbra.

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