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Is this the correct setup for Exchange?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Juelz, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

    Would I have my DC with AD on one server and then a spearate server with Exchange server 2013 on? if so how would I go about linking these? This is my biggest problem so far I do not know how the setup should be. I've been playing round with AD done stuff with Group policy and deployment of software but I want to now get Exchange setup for my users, this seems very daunting.
  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

    Well in an ideal world you would probably have different roles sitting on different servers.

    Have a look at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124558(v=exchg.150).aspx for a better idea on deploying Exchange 2013 (including AD integration).
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  3. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    You need a second server for Exchange - do not install on a DC as it will just cause you problems.
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  4. Ce127

    Ce127 Nibble Poster

    Your Exchange server, before you install Exchange, should already be a member server on the domain.

    Then, provided you hit all the pre-requisites for Exchange 2013, the rest should be taken care of during installation. This will give you a basic Exchange lab setup.
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