Linked by Alex Chejlyk on Mon 18th Jul 2005 17:09 UTC
Internet & Networking Microsoft dropped support for Exchange 5.5 on December 31st, 2004. Exchange 5.5 users can upgrade to Exchange Server 2003, continue to run 5.5 with all accompanied security risks, or switch over to another mail/groupware system.In this article I propose a fourth option that is really options two (run Exchange) and three (run another mail system) combined.
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Running Exchange inside VMWare?
by polaris20 on Mon 18th Jul 2005 17:38 UTC
polaris20
Member since:
2005-07-06

Yikes! That's a scary thought. I don't think this is realistic for anything larger than the small networks you speak of.

But hey, good luck with it. For mission critical e-mail, I prefer to run on something that's supported and robust. Not that I am referring to MS, necessarily.

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when has email ever been mission critical?

honestly, if it goes down, the world doesnt end

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zeos386sx Member since:
2005-07-18

your right the world doesnt end, but the pain in the butt does begin. if youve ever had to explain to management jerk a why he cant send pictures of a dog eating poop to his friends then you already know why people like to keep their email servers up and running.

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TaterSalad Member since:
2005-07-06

honestly, if it goes down, the world doesnt end

Try telling that to some of my superiors. That's the same exact quote I say to my coworkers but some how upper management just doesn't believe it.

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Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

You must live in a fantasy world. Email IS mission critical in business. If email goes down in my organzation, heads roll.

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zeos386sx Member since:
2005-07-18

i have to agree, running exchange in vmware is not a viable option for a business of any size.

the idea that the author is giving is a good one its just poorly executed. in the time of sub $200 computers it is much easier to buy a cheap computer for the linux end of the operation and just keep your exchange server where it is.

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