What about reformatting your server to clear it of the various rubbish that is on it, after doing a full backup. Obviously there will be some downtime but as long as it is not a DC and you keep the same name then there should not be any problems. It would also help you practice you disaster recovery techniques. Peter Hi All, I've reached the end of my patience with our current Exchange 5.5 server running on a very old Compaq Proliant with Windows 2000 Server (Dual 600MHz machine). I took over administration of this thing about 6 months ago - over the years it has had so much crap put onto it... all sorts of demo programs (4 or 5 different anti-virus programs, 3 different backup demos, etc), and it's just gotten to the point where I can't fumigate it enough to keep it running without drastic slowdowns and crashes all the time. We're a relatively small shop - 30 users. I want to upgrade us to a nice new inexpensive Dell server, running Windows 2003 Server with Exchange 2003, and basically start all over again with a nice clean install - hopefully leaving the nightmares behind me! Problem is, the boss is the type who complains if you spend $20 on a cable without having a damned good reason for it. I've tried talking sense to him about how Exchange 5.5 is not a current product, Microsoft is retiring regular support for it in a few months, the server is old and in bad shape, etc.. but what I really need is a 'wow' list. What can I show him that makes him realize it's worth investing several thousand dollars to ring out the old and ring in the new? Does anyone have a 'highlights' chart or list like this? I'm not looking for something that shows me how much easier it is to manage, how it integrates better with our AD structure, or anything like that... his answer to that is that 'i'm the administrator, i should be able to make it work'. What i'm looking for is - what will the end user see as benefit? What great new 'can't live without features' will they see? Anyone have an input for me on this one? Thanks very much!