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Registered: ‎02-23-2009
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BPS deployment advice is needed



We need to make a new domain just for mail. There will be up to 10 users who will use outlook, owa and BB devices.

I've bought two servers and licenses (BPS, Exchange2007, 2003Server, 2003Server64bit, CALs). I planned to use one server as DC and the other one for Exchange + BPS, but realized that it's not recommended to install BPS on exchange server or domain controller.

I don't like to ask money for one more server, but I found an old spare server (PIII-633 2GB). So, could you advise me the best way to use my hardware? Should I use the old server as DC or it's better to use virtualization?

Our servers:

Mr.BB - Xeon 3GHz/4GB/74GB RAID1 SCSI

Ms.BB - Xeon 2,6GHz/2GB/36GB RAID1 SCSI

Junior - PIII 0,6GHz/2GB/36GB SCSI


Many thanks.

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Re: BPS deployment advice is needed

BPS can be installed on the exchange server, just not good practice in the exchange world.


You could install it on the old server you mentioned. BES does not take up much resources for a few users.


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