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Server configuration for SBS 2011 standard. RRS feed

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  • Hello,
    I am looking for some valuable views and advice which may help me build a proper system.
    The server will be for 20 -30 peoples as a DC, DHCP, DNS (replacing sbs 2003) and exchange server for emails. Another thing important is that everything to get under 3000 £.

    This dell system is under 3k on their website,
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2430 2.20GHz , 2 x 8GB RDIMM1333 MHz, 2 x 600GB SAS 6Gbps, 3.5-in-15K drives in RAID 1 with SBS 2011 Standard (ofcourse for a ms exchange server 2010).

    I'll be thankful for your suggestions. :)
    Friday, November 15, 2013 3:06 PM

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  • I would suggest you for 32gb ram, the rest should be ok - but without knowing what else you intend to do it is difficult to say.

    This might be a useful thread for you.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/91c425cb-096c-4abf-8daa-4ed81c65fd9e/sbs-2011-standard-cpu-clock-speed-vs-many-cpu-cores?forum=smallbusinessserver#54421b5d-4774-4ab6-96b7-7bbf0ba4cbb5


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    Friday, November 15, 2013 5:00 PM
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  • primary objective to run exchange server for emails on this server and domain controller in network. Nothing else thought at the moment.
    Friday, November 15, 2013 5:12 PM
  • SBS is ideal then.

    Just follow the wizards.

    and refer to this..

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1709.sbs-2011-standard-build-info.aspx


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    Friday, November 15, 2013 10:07 PM
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  • one more question to ask?

    we are replacing old sbs 2003 to sbs 2011 standard. I don't want to migrate sbs 2003 completely to sbs 2011 but do want to setup as a dns,dhcp, user profiles and most importantly exchange.
    Don't want to import all users of AD, cause some are old and unusable so does there exchange mail.
    should i clean sbs 2003 and then migarate ?
    How do i do it? I need to know what will be the procedure ..

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 3:09 PM
  • I would cleanup the SBS 2003 yes before migration.

    You might want to look at or use IT Pro Experts (formerly sbsmigration.com)


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    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 5:28 PM
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