The consensus in this list about putting Exchange on a domain controller
generally focused on two issues, load and recovery.  

A DC introduces extra load, but most small- to medium-sized
organizations wouldn't notice any difference.  This argument actually
gains weight with Windows 2000 because Active Directory uses more
cycles, though cycles are cheaper than they used to be.

Putting an Exchange Server on a DC (especially on a Windows NT PDC)
makes it take longer to recover, mainly because there are more steps.
With Windows 2000, you'll also have replication delays.

I agree with Chris that most people won't find these arguments too
compelling, but with what computers cost nowadays, having a couple of
dedicated machines for domain conrtrollers shouldn't be a big deal.

Ed Crowley
Compaq Computer

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[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf Of McGilligan,
Sean
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 8:05 AM
To: Exchange Discussions
Subject: RE: mailbox not creating


Chris,

Your right.
I always thought Exchange 5.5 on a BDC wasn't an issue and that was a
personal choice. As long as your whole backup strategy was sound. But
people liked to debate on that, as witnessed on this list about 3 years
ago. But exchange 2000 on a domain controller especially if it has the
five roles of destiny; makes life interesting and NTDSUTIL takes on a
whole new meaning. I prefer the member server approach in that instance.

Sean mcgilligan

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Scharff [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
Sent: December 31 2001 11:47 AM
To: Exchange Discussions
Subject: RE: mailbox not creating


For the vast majority of organizations putting Exchange on a BDC doesn't
really matter 1 way or another IMHO. 

Chris
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Chris Scharff
Senior Sales Engineer
MessageOne
If you can't measure, you can't manage! 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: McGilligan, Sean [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 9:52 AM
> To: Exchange Discussions
> Subject: RE: mailbox not creating
> 
> 
> Rachel,
> 
> From your suggestion of a BDC with all due respect; I would look at 
> the structure of Windows 2000 before I rushed into the Exchange 2000 
> world. That aside historically, there was a huge debate on the merits 
> of putting exchange on a BDC. Now with exchange 2000 the idea of it 
> residing on a Domain controller is not the modern thinking unless you 
> have some rational business decision that your organization can 
> justify On the question about users; if it set up correctly you right
> click on the UserID and configure them to support mailing 
> there is nothing more to it.
> 
> Sean McGilligan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: RACHEL [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: December 30 2001 2:13 PM
> To: Exchange Discussions
> Subject: mailbox not creating
> 
> 
> I am trying to build my first Win2k Exch2000 server.
> I have win2k set up as a backup domain controller.
> When I create a user it goes though the part where it creates
> the exchange mailbox, but when I go to Exchange system 
> manager and look there are no mailboxes. When I go to 
> properties for the user, it does not show the email address. 
> I will continue searching the faq. If anyone knows a 
> releavant article # I would appreciate it. 
> 
> thank you
> 
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