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Hello,

I am trying to install a new exchange 2k3 on a windows 2k3 server.  I ran forest prep and domain prep on the root dc and now am trying to install exchange on a  seperate server.  The error tells me that the compnent exchange forest prep cannot be assigned action forest prep : To install first ex server in domain or to run setup forest prep mode, you must be on exchange full adm at organizational level.  You must use an acct that has been granted full exchange adm rights on the exchange org using the exchange delegation wizard.  You must be logged on to a windows domain instead of the local machine.  
How do I get to the delegation wizard if I can't even get exchange installed?
I also have added the local adm acct to the enterprise adm acct.

Would appreciate any help.
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OK, did you run adprep /forestprep and /domainPrep, OR did you run setup /forestprep and setup /domainprep on the Exchange server CD/

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Forestprep-Domainprep-Explained.html

Before installing Microsoft Exchange 2003 Server, you must prepare your Windows 2003 forest. The Microsoft Active Directory Schema must be extended to save Exchange 2003 attributes and claases and permissions must be granted to the user or group who will be installing the first Exchange 2003 server in the forest. In every domain that will host either an Exchange 2003 server or mail-enabled users, two security groups must be created.

These security groups are used to perform administrative functions when the Exchange team members are different from the Windows team member – which is normal in larger enterprises – but later.

The Exchange 2003 Server CD contains two Setup Switches to accomplish these tasks:

ForestPrep and
DomainPrep.
When you use the /ForestPrep option, the Exchange Setup program extends the Active Directory schema to add Exchange-specific classes and attributes.

ForestPrep also creates the container object for the Exchange 2003 organization in the domain naming context of Active Directory, and it assigns, to the account that you specify, Exchange Full Administrative permissions to the organization object.

This account now has the authority to install and manage Exchange 2003 throughout the forest, along with the authority to assign other administrators Exchange Full Administrative permissions after the first Exchange server is installed.


Have you joined this server to a domain.  If not, you must for this to work and then you need to be an enterprise Admin.
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how do I get to the exchange adm delegation wizard?
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I feel stupid, I got it.  Thanks.
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Glad to help!
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