RE: New Exchange 2000 Server - Recommendations

  • From: "Robert Abela" <robert@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 15:59:58 +0200

Hi Andrea,

It is better if you install exchange on a DC cause you would reduce network 
traffic between the servers and exchange hasn't constantly have to check for 
credentials on other dc's.

We've got an exchange with windows service pack2 and exchange service pack 2.  
In testing enviroment we've got exchange installed on windows sp3 and exchange 
sp3 and till now they never gave us trouble, infact we are planning to install 
the new service packs soon on the life servers.  It shouldn't be a problem.

Robert Abela - GFI Software Ltd. 
Security & Messaging software for Windows 2000
GFI: MailSecurity - FAXmaker - DownloadSecurity for ISA Server - GFI Mail 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Andrea Coppini [mailto:AndreaCoppini@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 3:44 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] New Exchange 2000 Server - Recommendations

Hi gurus,

I'm installing a brand new Exchange 2000 server to migrate our present Exch
5.5 mailboxes onto.  This will be part of a new Win2K domain (which is
already up and running).

Q1:  Shall I set up the server as a DC so it won't have to constantly verify
credentials against the existing DC server?  I know there is no need for
Exchange 2k to run on a DC, but what is your opinion?  Exch 2k on Win2K DC
or Exch 2k on Win2k Member Server?

Q2:  Service Packs:  Right now all my Win2k servers are happily running SP2,
shall I install Win2k SP3 on this new server straight away or stick with
SP2?  Also, which Exch 2k SP would you recommend installing?


Andrea Coppini
+356 79 ANDREA (263732)


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