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Exchange 2000 Coexist

  Asked By: Phillip    Date: Oct 20    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 667

I am about to embark on a
Portal Server Implementation for roughly 100 users and am beginning my
research with this list and Microsoft white papers.

One of my early considerations is where SharePoint is going to live and am
considering deploying it on a new Exchange 2000 Server. The white paper
entitled "Introducing MS SharePoint Portal Server 2001" states that it can
reside with Ex2000 SP1. I have searched this lists archieves and have found
little on the subject.

I would apprecite it if some of you could share your experiences and begin a
discussion on the subject.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Maura Durham     Answered On: Oct 20

SPS and Exchange 2000 could be installed in a lab environment. But for 100
users, I will recommend using a separate box for Sharepoint.

Microsoft discourages using SPS and Exchange on the same box

Answer #2    Answered By: Jagat Pandit     Answered On: Oct 20

MS's statement on this is stronger: SPS on top of Exchange is *not*
supported for production environments (although they can co-exist in a
lab environment as Daniel mentioned).

Answer #3    Answered By: Jerod Carrillo     Answered On: Oct 20

Well, after Exchange 2000 SP2 statement became fact - Sharepoint server
doesn't work with WSS in Exchange 2000 SP2
I guess M$ made some changes to make their previous statements clear.

Answer #4    Answered By: Hema Pasupuleti     Answered On: Oct 20

As Dimitry is pointing out - Exchange SP2 and SharePoint Portal
Server will not coexist. To be more precise, the SharePoint Portal
Server Dashboard will not render anymore. That is due to the fact
that the underlying WebDAV PROPFIND command issued against a
workspace v-root won't return the expected results. All PROPFINDs
that are issued against a v-root where msdmisap.dll is registered as
ISAPI extension will return results as if one has specified depth
zero, even if explicitly a different depth (such as in the dashboard
factory dashboard.asp for the portal) is specified.

Microsoft is aware of this issue, and it is my understanding that
this was not and intended breakage but merely an accident due to the
concurrent timing of the two service packs. Michael though is correct
that the combination is officially not supported anymore. I remember
to have seen a recent KB article on this.

One final note - Exchange Enterprise Edition (the one that ships with
MSDN) will never work, that product is explicitly excluded in the RTM
release notes. So if you want to go ahead you need to find Exchange
Standard Edition, upgrade it to SP1, install Sharepoint Portal Server
and upgrade SPS to SP1.

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