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New question about exchange administrators
how many seats would one think they need a semi-full time exchange admin? Trying to develop a marketing thing that shows for each business of x size we can show a savings of y by hosting a drop in replacement for exchange.
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bill
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New Not really the right comparison.
We have a ton of exchange boxes. Our staffing levels are somewhat rule driven. For backup purposes, our exchange servers are limited to around 4,000 mailboxes before we commission another exchange server. If the servers are in the same location, we keep one administrator per every 5 exchange servers. We don't really care how many users that represents because mailboxes and users don't have a one to one ratio.
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New so a rough rule of thumb would be
4k mailboxes x 5 = one exchange admin for 20k mailboxes. Whew we have 6 mill with 6 admins. Time to order up some headcount!
thanx,
bill
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New Nope
Our organization arbitrarily limits the number of mailboxes on a server to 4000. I don't know what limit yours uses. If we were willing to put up with longer backup times we could have 10,000 mailboxes on a server and still use one admin per 5 servers. Some of this also depends on how many trivial tasks you farm out to other support types (creating/deleting mailboxes, setting up public folders, etc).
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New will wait for others to chime in
as I said Im trying to put together some kind of marketing doc.
thanx,
bill
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New Define drop-in
No extra plugins or software on the desktop?
Calendaring "just works".
Including searching for free/busy time on all the recipients?

And this was proven by you, NOT based on what some sales slime said.

Be damn careful before you make "drop in" promises. It'll kill your career when said to the wrong guy and he manages to find you are the slightest bit wrong.

New will be testing over the next 6 months
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New maybe a rephrase, any exchange admins out there?
How many instances or seats would an exchange service require to where a company would consider a full time exchange admin? How administratively heavy is it?
thanx,
bill
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New That's hard to answer.
Because when it works, it works. But when things go funny, it can take a lot of time to fix.

I work for a company of about 150. We have two people who manage the Exchange server(s). But they don't work on it full time. In fact, much of the work can be done by one person - it's just that one of them does the Windows servers generally and the other does desktop support. So it's natural for the Exchange administration to fall to both of them.

Wade.


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     question about exchange administrators - (boxley) - (8)
         Not really the right comparison. - (Silverlock) - (3)
             so a rough rule of thumb would be - (boxley) - (2)
                 Nope - (Silverlock) - (1)
                     will wait for others to chime in - (boxley)
         Define drop-in - (crazy) - (1)
             will be testing over the next 6 months -NT - (boxley)
         maybe a rephrase, any exchange admins out there? - (boxley) - (1)
             That's hard to answer. - (static)

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