Exchange 2010 Beta now open

LordOfLA

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What mammoth hardware requirements does this have? Can it support virtual domain hosting yet?
 

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System Requirements

* Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista 64-bit Editions Service Pack 1

* Operating System for Installing Management Tools: The 64-bit editions of Windows Vista® SP1 or later, or Windows Server® 2008.

* PC - x64 architecture-based computer with Intel processor that supports Intel 64 architecture (formerly known as Intel EM64T) or AMD processor that supports the AMD64 platform


Additional requirements to run Exchange Server 2010 Beta

* Memory - Minimum of 4 gigabytes (GB) of RAM per server plus 5 megabytes (MB) of RAM recommended for each mailbox

* Disk space

o At least 1.2 GB on the drive used for installation

o An additional 500 MB of available disk space for each Unified Messaging (UM) language pack that you plan to install

o 200 MB of available disk space on the system drive

* Drive - DVD-ROM drive, local or network accessible

* File format - Disk partitions formatted as NTFS file systems

* Monitor – Screen resolution 800 x 600 pixels or higher


Exchange Server 2010 Beta Prerequisites
If these required prerequisites are not already installed, the Exchange Server 2010 Beta setup process will prompt and provide links to the installation locations; Internet access will be required if the prerequisites are not already installed or available on a local network.

* Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

* Windows PowerShell v2

* Windows Remote Management
 

LordOfLA

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I don't know how they can justify such massive resource requirements for a mail server... How much memory do you need for SMTP, POP3 and IMAP ??
 

bmclaughlin

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I'm kinda at a loss to explain why a DVD drive is required when the download is well under 750 megs....

*boggles*

We're trying to get an early certification in Microsoft's Unified Communications Server... for an office that has 25 employees we have to deploy FIVE servers. *boggles*
 

Johnny

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Sounds like they are limiting the amount clients each server can have ..
 

bmclaughlin

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Naw... the servers can host lots of clients, but there are tons of different roles that need to be done. And at least for what we're doing we have to have separate servers for each.

Exchange, Office Communicator, Media gateway, edge transport, etc.
 

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I can fit postfix/exim for SMTP and Courier-IMAP/Dovecot for IMAP/POP3 and MySQL/Postgresql on one machine in under 128MB for as many mailboxes as I have storage for on the hard disk.

I could even use active directory authentication via LDAP. I don't see how MS can justify the massive resources required for exchange doing the same thing.
 

bmclaughlin

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I can fit postfix/exim for SMTP and Courier-IMAP/Dovecot for IMAP/POP3 and MySQL/Postgresql on one machine in under 128MB for as many mailboxes as I have storage for on the hard disk.

I could even use active directory authentication via LDAP. I don't see how MS can justify the massive resources required for exchange doing the same thing.

How many Microsoft engineers does it take to change a light bulb?





None... They just redefine darkness as the new standard.
 

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postfix and EXIM are only MTA's not groupware solutions ala Exchange..
 

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