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  • Question

  • I am planning a charities network, they have two machines which will be servers, and have no funds to extend this or upgrade the machines

    1. Core 2 Quad 2.66GHz, 7GB RAM, 500GB HDD
    2. Core 2 Duo (unsure of GHz), 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD

    They need:

    • SharePoint Server 2010 (2 portals + my sites) - protected by Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint
    • Exchange 2010 (Mailbox Server, Client Access Server, Hub Transport Server) - protected by Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server
    • Forefront UAG (due to a single external IP)

    what is the best way to do this? i know i will be going against best practice blar blar blar, but as i said there are 2 servers nothing going to change.

    dual core = dc and uag
    quad core = sharepoint & exchange

    would this work/is there a better way? i.e. is it physically possible to install the roles like this? can used hyper-v to make it 3 servers...

    i hope this makes sense, what is the best way forward from here?


    Thanks From Joe
    Saturday, October 23, 2010 8:11 PM

Answers

  • Hi Joe,

     

    How many clients will use this network ?

    I would suggest to consider Small Business Server solution in this scenario .

    All the products you mentioned had been included in this solution .

    Deploy it with Installation Wizard, it would help you set up and configure all of the applications and features with following the Microsoft best practice automatically .

     

    For more information please refer to the link below:

     

    An Introduction to Windows Small Business Server 2008 for the Enterprise IT Pro

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee247404(WS.10).aspx

     

    Windows Small Business Server 2008 Features and Scenarios

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee247407(WS.10).aspx

     

    Windows Small Business Server

    http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/default.aspx

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li

     

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    Monday, October 25, 2010 2:56 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    your way ist the better way because dc+uag requires few reources instead sharepoint and exchange requires more reasources as disk space and as ram.

    HTH


    Edoardo Benussi - Microsoft® MVP
    Management Infrastructure - Systems Administration
    https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/Profile/Benussi
    Windows Server Italian Forum Moderator
    edo[at]mvps[dot]org
    Sunday, October 24, 2010 10:26 AM
  • Hi Joe,

     

    How many clients will use this network ?

    I would suggest to consider Small Business Server solution in this scenario .

    All the products you mentioned had been included in this solution .

    Deploy it with Installation Wizard, it would help you set up and configure all of the applications and features with following the Microsoft best practice automatically .

     

    For more information please refer to the link below:

     

    An Introduction to Windows Small Business Server 2008 for the Enterprise IT Pro

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee247404(WS.10).aspx

     

    Windows Small Business Server 2008 Features and Scenarios

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee247407(WS.10).aspx

     

    Windows Small Business Server

    http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/default.aspx

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li

     

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

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    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Monday, October 25, 2010 2:56 AM
  • Hi Joe,

    If there is any update on this issue, please feel free to let us know.

    We are looking forward to your reply.

    Thanks.

    Tiger Li

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum
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    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:25 AM