So I'm considering setting up my IT company's BESX on a Windows Vista box. I don't have another computer to dedicate to being a server right now, nor an extra license.
My question is less about whether this is the ideal situation and more about whether it will work?
If I install BESX on a Windows XP box do I also have to install anything else for it to be able to read the MAPI shares? Would I have to install Office 2007 or possibly this <microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E17E7F31-079A-43A9-BFF2-0A110307611E&displaylang=en> for it to be able to ready the MAPI shares.
I understand that I should still connect the Vista computer to my domain that my Exchange box resides on, and that I should still configure a BESAdmin account with all the right permissions. I also assume that I need to configure the BESAdmin account to be a Local Admin on the Vista Box as well as to be able to Log on as a Service.
Does anybody think I'm missing anything?
A little bit of background information that is probably helpful is that I'm running Exchange 2007.