Deploy Exchange

Hello Everyone,

I was wondering if someone could assist me with a step-by-step process of deploying an exchange server for testing purposes. My knowledge on exchange is limited!

I have setup a server running Windows 2000 | with 2 clients | one XP pro and the other 2000 pro in a domain. I have downloaded the trail version of exchange 2003 ... Okay where do I go from here....

Please be detailed. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help me out with this.

Nabs
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pcbratCommented:
You need to have AD runnning and NNTP service installed.....DNS configured and then away you go...Exchange is pretty simple out of the box.....Just install and choose a different partition to install the databases on (priv.edb and pub.edb.)
Then configure a recipient policy (how you want to recieve mail ie @yourdomain.com)

Then use the Exchange section of AD users and computers to give your users mailboxes and email addresses.....

I suggest if you want to install and learn Exchange you do some reading though :)

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/exchange2000/deploy/upgrdmigrate/ex2kupgr/deploy/d_04_tt1.asp

Good Luck :)
Dawne
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NabsdarAuthor Commented:
Dawne,

Thanks for your response.

The link you gave me explains how to deploy exchange 2000.... Now would i follow the same steps for exchange 2003? Or do you recommend installing 2000 then upgrading to 2003?

Please respond.

Thanks in advance.

Nabs
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pcbratCommented:
Exchange 2003 isnt really 2003 till you have a 2003 forest structure....that means it really is just 2000 till all your servers are 2003 and you Upgrade the Forest structure to 2003. SO unless you plan on doing that you really wont be able to use all the key differences in 2003. I havent had the time to play with 2003.

Since your new and just learning...start with the 2k and get the gist and feel of it....then move on up to 2003.
And we nevre say the word Upgrade or do it on any box. We install freash and move data.....remember that and you will go far....upgrading an OS is badd....very very bad.....

:)
dawne  
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