Installing Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 x64

Yep, today is a geeky freaky day. I’ll install an Exchange 2007 SP1 on a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Datacenter. Unfortunately the whole Microsoft Exchange Server will be installed on one single server.
From the security perspective this setup is not recommended, anyway, that’s the way to go..

Starting position is: a Server with Microsoft Windows 2008 x64 Datacenter Edition (Installing it on a Standard and Enterprise Edition does not make a difference)..

First Step is, join a the Server to an existing Domain. Exchange Server Setup won’t let you install Exchange Server on a Machine which is not member of a domain.

Whenever you start Setup.exe run it elevated (Run as administrator)

Exchange_Setup_RunAsAdmin

Exchange_Setup_RunAsAdmin

Next step, install PowerShell. You can do this using the Exchange Server Setup or do it from a command prompt using ServerManagerCMD.

Exchange_Setup_Installing_PowerShell_using_Exchange_Setup

Installing_PowerShell_using_Exchange_Setup

or

Exchange_Setup_Installing_PowerShell_using_ServerManagerCmd

Installing_PowerShell_using_ServerManagerCmd

ServerManagerCmd -i PowerShell

Now the system is ready for the Exchange Server Setup.

On Windows Server 2008 you need to install the Remote Server Administrations Tools, or at least parts of it.

ServerManagerCmd -i RSAT-ADDS

Consider =>

  • To Install Exchange Server you must be a member of the ‘Schema Admins’ and ‘Enterprise Admins’ Groups
Exchange_Setup_Screen_1

Exchange_Setup_Screen_1

Exchange_Setup_Screen_2

Exchange_Setup_Screen_2

Exchange_Setup_Screen_3

Exchange_Setup_Screen_3

Exchange_Setup_Screen_4

Exchange_Setup_Screen_4

Exchange_Setup_Screen_5

Exchange_Setup_Screen_5

Installations done!

Now let’s get started configuring Microsoft Exchange Server 2007!

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