• Twitter
  • FaceBook

Exchange Server Forums

Forums | Register | Login | My Profile | Inbox | RSS RSS icon | My Subscription | My Forums | Address Book | Member List | Search | FAQ | Ticket List | Log Out

Will it work - My config

Users viewing this topic: none

Logged in as: Guest
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [Microsoft Exchange 2010] >> Installation >> Will it work - My config Page: [1]
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Will it work - My config - 2.Jun.2011 4:39:10 PM   


Posts: 3
Joined: 2.Jun.2011
Status: offline
I am a college student and wanting to learn about Exchange 2010. I was going to install it on a Windows Server 2008 R2 running two cores and 3 gigs of RAM. I have a legal license in order to install and use Exchange 2010. I would only have two mailboxes for my personal domain. I know the minimum on the MS site is higher. Any thoughts as if it will work?
Post #: 1
RE: Will it work - My config - 2.Jun.2011 5:11:17 PM   


Posts: 6811
Joined: 9.Jun.2004
From: Philadelphia PA
Status: offline
Oh heck yes!
It's going to run fairly slowly so don't expect things to fly.
I have about 15 Hyper-V guests in my lab (quad core, 24GB) some have 1GB and some have 1.5GB RAM running merrily. Big thing is that I have a Windows 7 laptop that is on the domain and has SCVMM, Exchange Management Console and all of the NetApp lab stuff I use on it. That makes the admin tasks run whizzy.
You'll be fine making that box a DC and putting Exchange on it.


Mark Arnold (Exchange MVP)
List Moderator

(in reply to EDEd)
Post #: 2
RE: Will it work - My config - 3.Jun.2011 2:03:24 PM   


Posts: 3
Joined: 2.Jun.2011
Status: offline
Thanks for the reply. I realized I have only two gig of ram assigned so I am going to bump it to three and see how that works. At two gigs I am at 91% RAM. If I read right Exchange 2010 does not use any of the MS SQL 2008. If that is true I am going to uninstall SQL 2008 and save hard drive and RAM space. I read that MS SQL will just gobble up RAM for no reason.

(in reply to mark@mvps.org)
Post #: 3
RE: Will it work - My config - 5.Jun.2011 3:44:22 PM   


Posts: 7
Joined: 5.Jun.2011
Status: offline
ha.. also want to know how to tune the memory usage for two muti-role exchange 2010 Sp1 with only 1.5G ram for each in a vmware envir.
there are one or two main exchange services cannot start auto after reboot or it will stop after a certain moment..



(in reply to EDEd)
Post #: 4

Page:   [1] << Older Topic    Newer Topic >>
All Forums >> [Microsoft Exchange 2010] >> Installation >> Will it work - My config Page: [1]
Jump to:

New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts

Follow TechGenix on Twitter