[TriLUG] I see an exchange server in my future
Neil L. Little
nllittle at vnet.net
Sat Aug 12 14:31:45 EDT 2006
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!
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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