[TriLUG] I see an exchange server in my future
ryan.leathers at globalknowledge.com
Sat Aug 12 15:09:51 EDT 2006
The free software is not what I was talking about. My experience was
with the commercial product you can purchase from Novell. That product
can be purchased with a variety of support options both durring and
On Sat, 2006-08-12 at 14:31 -0400, Neil L. Little wrote:
> I have been reading in some of the forums about OpenXchange about some
> issues getting it runing and bad documentation.
> Im looking at the fact that though I am the brightest pennie in the pile
> as far as IT goes at the work place (sales, video producer,
> creative types that just care that things go "whizz! click!"), I am
> myself a noob as linux/open source system administration goes.
> Will OpenXchange present considerable challenge to configure and
> integrate? Are there any big gotchas?
> The good thing is that I have some time to get my noobiness rubbed off
> and come up to speed.
> I appreciate your input!
> Neil, WA4AZL
> JARS Forever!! ...er TRILUG Too!
> > +1 for OpenXchange
> > I helped a small business get started a few years ago with OpenXchange.
> > Since then they have grown to roughly 80 employees. They all use Outlook
> > with all the shared calendar and folder junk. The employees have no
> > idea that there is no Microsoft server on the other end. Samba, LDAP,
> > NTP, DHCP and DNS are all run from this single server as this was the
> > default in the initial installation. I believe backups and the mail
> > store have been moved to a CORAID.
> > They upgraded it recently but have had only one issue in 3+ years which
> > they solved with a per incident support purchase. The support guy
> > actually SSH'd in and fixed their issue.
> > The guy who administers it from day to day is a very junior sysadmin
> > type. There has been no real care and feeding other than creating and
> > deleting users and lists from the admin GUI. It has been perfect for
> > them, and has been amazingly cheap in $TCO
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