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)
Next step, install PowerShell. You can do this using the Exchange Server Setup or do it from a command prompt 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
- To Install Exchange Server you must be a member of the ‘Schema Admins’ and ‘Enterprise Admins’ Groups
Now let’s get started configuring Microsoft Exchange Server 2007!