Unity VM 4.2 and 2003 Off-box message store

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Mar 26th, 2008

I want to install Unity 4.2 VM with FO and have a third MCS server with Exchange 2003 for message store.

Can I install Exchange 2003 on the message store server using the CDs from Cisco?

The CCO guides on separating Unity and Exchange reference only 2000, not 2003.

I have this problem too.
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Tray Stoutmeyer Thu, 03/27/2008 - 09:41

Exchange 2003 is compatible with Unity 4.2(1) so I don't see why this would be an issue. The Exchange 2003 that comes on the Cisco disks is a regular version of Exchange so I don't see why you couldn't use those.


Tommer Catlin Thu, 03/27/2008 - 10:10

You can use the MCS server or a third party server for Exchange 2003. The only rule of thumb with Failover is that Message Store be located on a different box. (like you have stated)

You can use the Exchange disc (Message Store) that came with the Unity bundle, or if you have a MSFT copy, you can use that as well.


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