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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But why not just install Exchange 2003 ?
by on Mon 18th Jul 2005 22:28 UTC

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Maybe I always missing something here ... exchange is potentially more vunerable do to its largely installed user base, ok. Its expensive to install, fair enough ...

But, I can hire an MCSE or MCSA for buttons, any day of the week, stick him on site and have him maintain them. No special experience , no special skills. He leaves , get another.

So the implementation savings described have to cover the cost of supporting the system when operating it.

Just my narrow view , but one that always seems to be
missed ...

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"But, I can hire an MCSE or MCSA for buttons, any day of the week, stick him on site and have him maintain them. No special experience , no special skills. He leaves , get another."

And this is exactly why many Microsoft products are potential security risks because people like you think almost everyone can maintain such installations.
Many Windows Admins have no clue what they are doing, just clicking a few buttons all day....

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morglum666 Member since:
2005-07-06

>>Many Windows Admins have no clue what they are doing, just clicking a few buttons all day....

People who make statements like this have never worked a day in their life in IT.

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