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    Hello everyone!

    I am in the process of setting up a server (Win Server 2003 Enterprise) with Exchange 2003 at home. I wanted to know the steps of setting it up in this environment.

    I am not going to be using the mail functions at all...just mainly syncing the contacts and calendars with a few iPhones and Windows Mobile phones, as well as being able to access the cal and contacts from any computer with outlook.

    I do have a dynamic IP, but already have a domain with DynDNS...

    Thank you so much for all your help!
    Michael

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    Re: Exchange 2003 Setup at Home...

    So you purchased Server 2003 Enterprise Edition ($3,500+ USD) and Exchange 2003 (~$1,300USD) and sufficient CALs (maybe the default 5 is enough for you) just for a home setup?!

    Just use Google Mail/Contacts and save the money for a few extra house payments. Or if you absolutely have to geek out, PostPath and CentOS may take care of it. There's also Zimbra, OpenXchange, ClarkConnect Linux, etc.

    Okay, so this wasn't an answer to your question, but I just had to clarify that you actually spent almost $5,000 USD just for a few people to use at home.
    Wesley David
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      Re: Exchange 2003 Setup at Home...

      Or... he has TechNet, or a 60 day demo of the software... or he got the sw for free when signing up for an MCSE class... either way it doesn't matter.

      myork29, I would start w/ these articles:

      http://www.petri.com/exchange.htm
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        Re: Exchange 2003 Setup at Home...

        Have to say... the bulk of the time I seen Windows Server Enterprise edition being used, it hasn't been acquired legtimately...

        Setup of Exchange is heavily documented elsewhere, and well beyond the scope of this site. I would suggest that you start with Technet, msexchange.org or the main part of this site. You could also get yourself a book. If this was a corporate install then I would have said get yourself a consultant, as while Exchange is an easy product to install, many people cannot get it right.

        If you don't already have your own domain name, then you should get one, as that is how Exchange is designed to work.

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          Re: Exchange 2003 Setup at Home...

          Originally posted by Wired View Post
          Or... he has TechNet, or a 60 day demo of the software... or he got the sw for free when signing up for an MCSE class... either way it doesn't matter.http://www.petri.com/exchange.htm
          At the risk of becoming the resident License Pedant, I'm sure that it does matter. The License for Trial, TechNet, and Education copies of Microsoft products do not allow for them to be used in a 'production' environment which would include trafficking real-world e-mails and indeed using any features in a real-world environment (which I'm certain that myork29's use would qualify as).

          This is precisely what prevented me from using my 1-year trial edition of Server 2008 on my laptop. I thought I'd have a grand time getting accustomed to the new server OS and maybe have a bit more stability (forget that I'd probably waste my gaming video card), until I read the EULA. Yes, I'm the kind of person who reads EULAs. I hope that doesn't reflect badly on me. Whenever I sign up for something that includeds a check box that says "I have read both the EULA and the Terms of Service" I almost always hold off from signing up and then read the same. My most recent reads have been FaceBook's EULA and ToS. Basically, they boil down to: "Privacy? HHaaa haa hhaa! Haa! HHaaa haaa! HA!" But I digress.


          Originally posted by Sembee View Post
          Have to say... the bulk of the time I seen Windows Server Enterprise edition being used, it hasn't been acquired legtimately...
          However, if I ever ask a question concerning a copy of Server 2008 Enterprise Edition that I'm using at home it will be legitimate. I'm planning on purchasing it for myself just so I never, ever have to split hairs over the license.


          Anyways, myork29: I hope this is on the up and up. If not, have a go at the FOSS products that I mentioned previously. They might be a departure from what you're familiar with but it'll shove you outside your comfort zone. I don't know about you but comfort zones are some of my worst enemies.
          Wesley David
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