Let me explain the setup first, I suppose. I am the IT admin for a small neurology office. Up until now the the focus has been on getting the EMR software and other core functions of daily operations going. Now that that is fairly stable and ready for growth, the other parts of the office could use some attention. One of those is email/calendar/etc collaboration at the office. In looking around for an alternative to native (and expensive) exchange, I ran across a reference to Zimbra.
Currently at the office there is a Windows Server 2003 domain controller that manages: roaming profiles and directory redirection, DHCP, DNS, network shares, printing and faxes.
Zimbra looks promising because it has all the collaboration functions that are missing without exchange, and if I understand correctly it is able to act as a server for native outlook clients. My main curiosity is if it can communicate with the domain controller for accounts to manage or if they would have to be added manually.
If it can do this, I would really like to give it a try because it looks like a very promising project - I just don't know where to start. There are no linux boxes in the environment, but I have vmware on the domain controller that could host something of this nature.
Looking at the download page, there are lots of deprecated platforms - which should I look towards as a best fit for something to manage maybe 25 users/mailboxes/calendars in a server 2003 environment?
I appreciate anyone's time in helping me get this directive off the ground for my office.