Are there any technical reasons for installing Exchange 5.5 on Windows 2000 Advance Server as opposed to just Windows 2000 Server?
Our organization is made up of Windows NT 4.0 SP6 servers with Exchange 5.5 SP4 on domain member servers. We are just beginning to migrate to a Windows 2000 Active Directory network. We will eventually upgrade most of our Exchange 5.5 servers to Exchange 2000 servers; however, we will have some Exchange 5.5 servers left after the migration due to a unique service situation. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Yes, there are technical reasons, but those technical reasons would only be to take advantage of the additional features in that edition (e.g., support for 3GB on larger memory systems, Windows clustering, Windows load balancing or increased CPU/memory support). If you are not using these features, then Exchange 5.5 won't run any better on Windows 2000 Advanced Server than it does on Windows 2000 Server.
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