[ExchangeList] Re: Exchange 2007 on windows 2003 64bit or 2008 64 bit

  • From: Praveen Ramaswamy <ramaswamy_praveen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 21:55:49 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks to all who provided their inputs. 
I am not able to get anyone who has implemented exchange 2007 on windows 2008, in fact Microsoft consultant guys told me that many big companies in India have implemented on windows 2008, I asked for reference but so far I have not got it. I am  waiting from past 5 days.
Will let you know my decision  and reason for it.
Praveen R

--- On Tue, 9/30/08, Albert Charron <acharron@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: Albert Charron <acharron@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Exchange 2007 on windows 2003 64bit or 2008 64 bit
To: "'exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 8:21 PM

Let’s retry that… my previous attempt didn’t go through, probably because my s/mime signature… Here’s the message I sent, without the signature this time:


We are on Exchange 2007 SP1 on Windows 2003 64 bits here for at least 7 months now… No problems at all! Deployment went smoothly and maintenance… what maintenance??? This server is rock solid since I fired it up… The only problems I have are with GFI MailEssentials (the spam filtering system we are using) that seems to be a bit buggy on Exchange 2007…


We could have wait for Windows 2008, but we didn’t want to pay to debug at the place of a company located in Redmond…


Albert Charron



From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Praveen Ramaswamy
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 3:01 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Exchange 2007 on windows 2003 64bit or 2008 64 bit



we plan to implement exchange 2007 64bit in a cluster single copy. But we are apprehensive about going on windows 2008 OS. I am not sure about the advantages of exchange 2007 on windows 2008. More security is not a major criteria for me to decide on this. Apart from this how stable is windows 2008. We need to host at least 8000 mailboxes in a cluster, so any unknown issues will be a real pain.

In fact we have not used windows 2003 64 bit either.We are currently running on exchage 2003 on windows 2003. Hence thought of taking some inputs from wise people.


Can you please provide your inputs on exchange 2007 on windows 2003 64 bit or 2008 64 bit ! Which one is better and why do you think so.



Praveen R



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