SBS 2003 Install (Didnt ask for Disc#2)

here i go again the install went fine except for it never asked for Disc #2 went right to Disc #3 then #4 Then Outlook cd I have not installed any of the premium Tech on it yet for I believe I may need to do another clean install
I would like to know if any one knows why it didn't asked for disc #2 during install and what is actualy on it
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Well, you could have popped Disc #2 into a computer and looked at it's contents... :-)

It's Exchange Server.  If you chose to NOT install Exchange during your Component Options then it would skip this disk.

HOWEVER, I strongly advise against not installing Exchange.  This is the heart of much of SBS's functionality and will not enable many of the productivity gains you'd receive by using SBS.

evopannAuthor Commented:
ok very good point   I like skittles too
 So now can i just put disc in and install or  do I do another clean install  I did not see any option on installing exchange during the setup . Or is this part of the to do list??
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
No, it was part of the component selection... it should have installed by default though.  At any rate, go to add/remove programs > windows small business server 2003.  Click through to the Component Selection screen and change Exchange to "Install".  Finish out the wizard and you'll be prompted for the disk.


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evopannAuthor Commented:
The componet "Microsoft exchange messaging and Collaboration  Services cannot be assigned the action install because                                          C:\program files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA must not contain any files
evopannAuthor Commented:
I deleted the files in  that folder and did what you said and it seems to be working  I do believe I will have to do a complete re-build I will get very familar with this setup by doing it over again but am going to see what happens here I know this is another question but I didnt let it take over my router at this time can that be a problem down the road? i just assigned it a ip outside my dhcp scope  exam;ple scope is to i assigned it
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
It's a common thought amongst the SBS Community that it takes at least THREE installs until you get it right the first time.  :-)

If you "just assigned it an ip outside your dhcp scope" then you apparently did not read any of the documentation about how to install SBS.  Because in all cases it would advise you to not allow your router to maintain DHCP, but rather to have the SBS do so.  It would also tell you that the recommended IP address for your SBS is -- this is to avoid conflicts with standard routers people may have in their homes if they plan on connecting via VPN.

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