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  • Why is it NOT recommended to install Exchange Server 2003 on a computer that is DC?

    Hiiii everyone!!

    I was reading this post: Why is it NOT recommended to install Exchange Server 2003 on a computer that is also a Domain Controller?

    But I have a doubt:

    In this post we can read several recomendations that we must do in case that we can avoid one installation of Exchange inside on a Domain Controller.

    One of the recomenations says:

    Avoid the use of the /3GB switch, otherwise the Exchange cache might monopolize system memory. Additionally, the number of user connections should be very low, therefore the /3GB switch should not be required.

    The doubt that I have is: If I ommit the configuration of 3GB switch, I also must ommit the configuration of the swtch /USERVA = 3030. But I must ommit the configuration of the switch HeapDeptCommitFreeBlockThreshold?

    That is my doubt. For me, is clear that I must ommit the first one and the second one, (because the second option it must be configured if the switch 3GB is configured options but isn't clear if I must configure the other value of HeapDeptCommitFreeBlockTreshold or also this value musn't be set?.

    I hope that anyone can give an advices about what to do?

    Many thanks to all!!!

    Se ya..!!
    Is there a way to do this better than this?

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    Re: Why is it NOT recommended to install Exchange Server 2003 on a computer that is D

    The simple answer, if you are installing Exchange on a DC is to follow the Best Practises tool recommendation. That will give you the answer that you need.

    Simon.
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    Simon Butler
    Exchange MVP

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      Re: Why is it NOT recommended to install Exchange Server 2003 on a computer that is D

      Simon:

      Many, many thanks for the advice.

      So, you said that, if Im going to install Exchange on a DC, I must execute the tool EBPA and likely the tool should tell me If I must need configure this set, it is correct?.

      I'm working on it, once again thanks a lot!!

      George!!
      Is there a way to do this better than this?

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        Re: Why is it NOT recommended to install Exchange Server 2003 on a computer that is D

        I wouldn't say you must use EXBPA, but it is a tool I use on every deployment I carry out to verify that the server is working correctly and that there are no configuration issues I haven't seen.

        Simon.
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        Simon Butler
        Exchange MVP

        Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
        More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
        Exchange Resources List: http://exbpa.com/
        In the UK? Hire me: http://www.sembee.co.uk/

        Sembee is a registered trademark, used here with permission.

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