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    I have a client that is looking to have a domain controller setup using Windows server 2003 standard and Exchange Server installed. They have 9 client machines that will connect to the network and they already have the server. I was wondering what price would typically be charged for this type of job.

    Thanks

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    Re: Cost to setup domain controller and exchange

    Have you explored SBS (Small Business Server)?
    9 users on Server standard is overkill, and more expensive.

    Now back to your question, if you are starting with a clean slate then the time to setup is much less that if you have to migrate of an existing environment. Then there is the complexities and nuances of each business that must be factored in. So really there is no way to answer that with a number. That is the job of the salesman (you) to figure out.
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    • #3
      Re: Cost to setup domain controller and exchange

      They already have a server with server 2003 standard and there is the posibility they may tie in as a subdomain of another domain later on. I guess I could sell them SBS and then purchase the transition pack later when they join the other domain. Something to ponder.

      Well, if there is no way to answer it with a number, can anyone tell me what they typically charge per hour for this type of work?

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      • #4
        Re: Cost to setup domain controller and exchange

        I ususally charge US $100.00 per hour for any kind of server or network consulting (servers, firewalls, routers, etc.) and US $75.00 per hour for any kind of workstation or printer work.

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        • #5
          Re: Cost to setup domain controller and exchange

          Originally posted by joeqwerty View Post
          I ususally charge US $100.00 per hour for any kind of server or network consulting (servers, firewalls, routers, etc.) and US $75.00 per hour for any kind of workstation or printer work.
          hmm, interesting I never even though of charging different rates for different work, but now that I think about it, I will. Thanks for that.
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          • #6
            Re: Cost to setup domain controller and exchange

            YW. My reasoning is that workstations and printers are ususally less critical to a business and are usually easier to set up and repair so I charge less for those. The customer also doesn't feel like I'm "slamming" them with a single, fixed rate for everything.

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            • #7
              Re: Cost to setup domain controller and exchange

              Thanks for the input. Now I have a starting point to work with.

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              • #8
                Re: Cost to setup domain controller and exchange

                I am employed and my employer asks 120€ an hour for Network/server related issue's and 75€ an hour for desktop related issues. Consulting goes at about 800€ a day.
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