Planning for Exchange Server

Posted on 2006-05-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I'm going to be implementing AD on a new 2003 server - creating a domain for our company for the first time. I hope to implement Exchange server after that. Is there anything I need to consider when I'm installing AD in prep for Exchange server to work correctly when installed at a later date?
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    No, install the domain as normal.  Then when you are ready to install Exchange 2003, you will have to extend the AD schema.  Here are the instructions:

    Run setup /forestprep from the Exchange Server 2003 CD on the Windows 2003 server that holds the Schema master FSMO role.  

    Run setup /domainprep from the Exchange Server 2003 CD on a Windows 2003 server.
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