RE: Messaging re-deploy

  • From: "Michael B. Smith" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 09:44:03 -0400

Obligatory Disclaimer: I am a hosted Exchange provider.

As for network, you need to find something that gives him reliable
service and meets his bandwidth needs. In some locations, wireless can
do that. In others, it can't. I know some nine-computer offices that use
DSL 512/128. I know other nine-computer offices that require multiple
T-1's. You haven't defined those needs for us.

As for email - these folks are a good size for hosted Exchange. I
recommend you take a look at it for them. And cached mode Outlook 2003
(on Windows XP) can significantly alleviate the perceived pain
associated with downloading large attachments over a small pipe - since
it all happens in the background.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gen Sibbs [mailto:gensib@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 9:32 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Messaging re-deploy


This might be off topic

An every close friend of mine, called me to assist translate his
business needs with technological solution. A solution that can simplify
his activities while allowing him to focus on your core business.

Currently environment plus Problems

Windows 2003 OS network:

1 x Computer posing as server housing windows 2003 active directory.
9 x users connecting to windows 2003 AD for authentication Internet
connection type Wireless Messaging hosted by ISP - mails are being
delivered to the environment via
POP3 straight to users computers.


Internet and messaging...

He receives a lot off e-mails a day with attachments and to download
those emails to his environment is painful slow for him.

Currently Internet connection is perceived very unstable

Requirements: He needs to sort out e-mails problems and internet

1.      Considering hosting his mail server to increasing credibility
with his 
2.      internet - look at replacing wireless with ADSL

I am busy investigating a potential solution which will address this
gentleman's problems...and I have spent some time read on SBS2003. So
that I can draft a proposal, to collect the e-mails from ISP to his
in-house mail server and distribute to users.

Looking at the above network, will I be selling this guy down the river
if I go for SBS2003 as the potential solution - this might be the
all-in-one solution his small business is looking for, also from the
secure point of view becoz of built-in ISA firewall.

Your help is highly appreciated


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