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    Is it possible to have more than 1 Exchange Organization within the same Active Directory Domain?

  • #2
    Re: Multiple Exchange Organizations

    No, it is 1 Exchange Org per Forest. You can install Exchange servers in different domains though, is there a specific task you have in mind?
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    • #3
      Re: Multiple Exchange Organizations

      We are integrating our using Exchange as a mailbox store for our voicemails. This is a new integration that will not be interacting with users mailboxes and wanted to keep as seperate as possible from our existing Exchange environment. Plus we will soon be migrating to a new AD2008 w\Exchange 2007 so thought it would be smart to keep this piece very isolated for now.

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      • #4
        Re: Multiple Exchange Organizations

        Since we cannot add a 2nd Exchange Organization, what is the best way to "Isolate" this Voicemail Exchange Server if we add it to our existing Exchange Organization, but in a new Administrative Group? What are the risks?

        We do not want any unneccessary replication going to it or dependency on any of the other servers.

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        • #5
          Re: Multiple Exchange Organizations

          You cannot "isolate" an Exchange server.

          If you introduce a second Exchange server then it will need to have some information replicated to it. You will also need accounts in the domain for the mailboxes. Those accounts will appear in the GAL. While you can hide them from the GAL, that may break something with your voicemail system. You would have to speak to your vendor about that.

          Although I would have to say if you want to keep the voicemail system isolated, I fail to see the point in integrating it with Exchange at all! How are the users going to collect their voicemail? Asking users to maintain two accounts will cause you problems and if you are giving them access to voicemail via OWA then you will find users sending email via the voicemail server. Users will also fail to understand why they have two separate systems that look the same.

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          • #6
            Re: Multiple Exchange Organizations

            This setup is temporary unitl we build a new AD and Exchange Infrastructure. The users will only be accessing their voicemail from their phone and will not be aware of any alternatives. The integration with Exchange is just to use it as a store to hold the voicemails and was cheaper than the vendor's solution.

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            • #7
              Re: Multiple Exchange Organizations

              How does it determine where to store the voicemail though?
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              Andy

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              • #8
                Re: Multiple Exchange Organizations

                Wghen we create the "User phone number" Accounts in AD, we will tell it what server to put the mailbox on. Then there is software that is installed on the Voicemail Gateway and the Exchange Server that will have configurations to tell it where to send the voicemail.

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