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Installing Exchange 2007 on Server 2008 DC

By plonka2000 ·
Hi all,
I'm having some trouble finding specific documentation. Our organisation is currently quite small and we're essentially designing our infrastructure from scratch.

I have installed an Exchange 2003 system in a Win 2003 environment, but I'm somewhat out of my comfort zone here so I am asking for help and any helpful sign posts to documents that I am having trouble finding.

The scenario is that we are to install our Windows 2008 AD DC soon with a plan to install Exchange 2007 on the same system. This is to facilitate our requirements until we separate the DC/Exchange functions later.
However, I'm having trouble finding documentation that specifies the potential pitfalls and practices of installing Exchange 07 directly on Server 08 as a single DC/Exchange server solution.

I am currently reading through the official MS and exchange.org guidelines on installing exchange 07 on server 08.

I'm aware this is a strongly discouraged configuration but it is neccesary only as an interim solution and I would much appreciate if anyone could help to point me in the right direction of any helpful docs or kindly provide any advice.

I am thinking this sounds like a freeloader topic, but I really am looking for dics but cant find anything past the standard docs which dont cater for a single-server solution.

Thanks all.

Kareem.

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Not a good Idea

by geoffm In reply to Installing Exchange 2007 ...

However I know little as to the situation as to why you would require such a senerio...

Once install as you are describing you find it difficault to divorce them once married, your better bet is to use (Deploy) SBS 2008 which is designed specifically for your situation. Otherwise the documentation you found dosen't change wheather your server is AD or non AD as long as you are 64 bit (and meet the other Hardware specs) your pretty much good to go

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