My employer wants to implement an exchange server to store emails and contacts on the server away from end user pc's. They want me to figure out if this system is feasible for our business. I do not know much about exchange server so here I am asking bunch of questions.
1 x Server 2008 Enterprise (Domain controller)
2 x Server 2008 (data & storage)
1 x server 2008 Quickbook Server
150 desktop 20 laptops 50 true end users. All running Windows XP
(70% of our desktops are used to collect data on excel and not part of our domain)
1. What are some of the cost of implementing and maintaining an exchange server? does exchange server require end user license for each user of the pc?
2. By implementing exchange server, will it store data(email, contact, calendar) on the server?
3. Currently using yahoo business mail service. Anyway to keep the same service and have exchange server receive all emails and distribute them to the users? (so no in-house email hosting)
4. Any way to migrate data store on the outlook personal datafile .pst to the server?
It would be great if someone can help me answere these questions.