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A primer on server roles and Exchange hardware

Learn about the various types of server roles that can exist within an Exchange organization and how they affect hardware requirements.

You probably wish that your Exchange servers were running on 32 processor machines with huge RAID 10 arrays. But your budget is likely a limiting factor when shopping for server hardware. You can still have a well-performing Exchange organization in spite of your budget constraints, though. The trick is to know what type of hardware to buy, based on a server's role within your organization.

This guide provides a primer on the various types of server roles that can exist within an Exchange organization and how they affect hardware requirements.


A PRIMER ON SERVER ROLES AND EXCHANGE HARDWARE

 Home: Introduction
 Part 1: Microsoft's hardware recommendations
 Part 2: Server roles
 Part 3: Mail servers
 Part 4: Public folder servers
 Part 5: Bridgehead servers
 Part 6: Gateway servers
 Part 7: Front-end servers
 Part 8: Conclusion
 Part 9: Related links

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   
Brien M. Posey, MCSE
Brien is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Windows 2000 Server and IIS. He has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once in charge of IT security for Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, he has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies.
Copyright 2005 TechTarget

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