As I will test some of the new features of Exchange 2007 Beta 2 I am installing some new Windows Servers in my Virtual Server Environment.
I have my domain controller running and a member server where I will install Exchange 2007 Beta 2.
Before installing Exchange you need to prepare the forest, schema and domain you can do that within the command prompt:
setup /preparedomain or setup /preparealldomains
Note: Make sure you have installed the .Net framework 2.0 and the Monad Shell (Powershell), Your domain must be native Windows 2000 or above and the schema master must be a Windows 2003 (SP1)
The next step is to install Exchange 2007 on the member server. You can either choose to have a command line setup or use the GUI. I will stick with the GUI for now.
The pre-requisites for the actual Exchange server are:
.Net Framework 2.0 Windows Powershell Internet Information Service (IIS) Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0
.Net Framework 2.0
Internet Information Service (IIS)
Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0
As you can see on the screenshot(s) the Exchange setup checks the pre-requisites before the actual setup can be done.
I had some troubles installing Exchange with the GUI so I moved on to the command line:
setup /m:Installation /r:C,M /OrganizationName MSFT
The setup started to copy files, checking the pre-requisites for each role (Client Access role and Mailbox Role) we want to install.
After the setup we are ready to go with the new Exchange 2007 environment I will obviously start with some Monad scripting. Yes I know its Windows Powershell but I still love Monad more then ....
Next week I will be deploying new Vista machines using the BDD 2007 framework with the WAIK and WDS tools. I will certainly blog about that.
Important to know is that Exchange 2007 32 bit version is only supported in testing or training environments and NOT in production environments.
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