Hello all. I am getting ready to migrate from 2003 to 2010 and had a few questions that I can’t seem to find clear answers on.
I have a pretty small exchange organization, ~35 users and ~60 mailboxes. My current DB size is ~90GB.
2003 is all on a single server and in vmware. I have installed the new server os, 2008 r2 x64 with all updates and per-requisites, but have not actually installed exchange 2010 just yet. My question is do I need an Edge Transport server? I don’t have a DMZ or even another segment of my network (like I said, very simple setup), where it seems the proper place for the edge role is. Am I able to do AV, Spam, etc, without the edge role? I have purchased the latest version of Symantec Mail Security for Exchange. I assume I will not have any issues with installing this on my single Exchange server which will contain the roles listed in the Typical Installation.
Is my thought process flawed here? Am I doing things really wrong? Thanks for taking the time to lend me a hand here. :)