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    • #219460 Reply

      Susan Bradley
      AskWoody MVP

      Patch Lady here – remember the Soup Nazi of the old Seinfeld show?  “No soup for you?”  Well the message out of Orlando for small and medium businesse
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      If you are a smart shopper and can split the server grade ECC RAM into 32gig sticks that knocks the price down, of course you might need more than 128.; Costs for the rest might buy a modest mode of transportation. Time to go elsewhere if possible…

    • #219510 Reply


      Whether it’s mail, DNS, name it, there are better products – and better support, available from third-party vendors.

    • #219524 Reply


      Hi Susan, 128GB is recommended; it will run with less, but you know .. also, Jetze is currently not an MVP, he is a former Exchange MVP.

      Cheers – Michel

      • #219543 Reply


        But it says minimum of 128 is required not recommended.

        > “Mailbox: 128GB minimum” (and a ridiculous amount of pagefile)

        • #219550 Reply


          And that the Edge role require 64 Gb.

          Do I need to add them together if i got mailbox and edge role install on the same machine ?

        • #220186 Reply


          It actually says “128GB minimum recommended.  To me, that does NOT mean required.

          • #220193 Reply

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            • #220194 Reply


              128GB was explained in this video.

              Exchange will work with less memory, but new .NET framework garbage collector will not work.

              Preview is working slow but fine with 8GB RAM memory, so there is none reason to believe that Exchange 2019 will not work with normal 16GB of RAM.


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    • #219568 Reply


      Its surprising, but not shocking.  Exchange is still a great product and we’ll be upgrading to it from 2013 I am sure even if the RAM requirement is insane.

      While Microsoft software quality may not ever have been wonderful, the way it all integrated together really was the big selling point.  I hope somebody else comes out with something equivalent for us on-prem dinosaurs who don’t trust giant corporations to “take care of us.”


    • #219648 Reply


      Looks more and more like MS is paving the way for other vendors in a number of fields, like office, mail etc. There’s plenty of replacement stuff for the MS products, so the more MS is pushing away the SMB community, the likelier they go shopping for non-MS replacements. Like LibreOffice, Zimbra etc.

    • #219710 Reply

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      Sad sign of the times. Thankfully we just purchased our Exchange 2016 just a couple of months ago. We’re staying on-prem for as long as we can. For us, the on-going cost of moving to the cloud is much higher than buying the on-prem licence and writing it off over 5 years.

      No matter where you go, there you are.

      • #219719 Reply


        This is a great point.  I did the math and by staying On-Prem we broke even at 1 1/2 years.  I do agree that a small business with no in-house IT, Office 365 is great, but for medium business with in house IT, it’s awfully limiting.

    • #219714 Reply


      I can attest that you really need to turn off auto-forwarding ability in O365, but the link you posted is very out of date. now has a direct toggle where you can enable and disable rule-forwarding for your users.  You can trust my link, or you can get there by logging into your O365 Admin portal then:

      Admin Centers >> Security and Compliance >> Look for the Microsoft Secure Score tile and it’s link.

      Once there, look for the Action Queue, “Enable Client Rules Forwarding Block” and click “Learn More”.

      Finally, there is a single Apply button that will run the PS script behind the UI for you to turn this on for your entire organization.

      You can also discover if anyone has been hit by the forwarding phishing scheme:

      Admin Portal (Again) >> Security and Compliance >> Reports >> Dashboard >> “New Domains being forwarded emails”




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      Susan Bradley
      AskWoody MVP

      And it will be sold via Volume license only, no retail sales.

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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