[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

Exchange 2003 install greyed out

Posted on 2007-03-24
9
Medium Priority
?
334 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I am installing exchange 2003 on a server 2003 dc. I have done all the prep on the server and after I put in the product key everything is greyed out and I am not able to install. It only tells me I am not meeting the prerequisites. The is the second exchange server on the domain and I am planning on moving mailboxes and shutting down the other exchange server. Any help would be appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:psolutions
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
9 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:AnthonyP9618
ID: 18786212
What prerequisites does it tell you you're missing?

Exchange needs:
IIS
ASP.NET
SMTP
NNTP

I would also HIGHLY recommend reading the following article for installing Exchange on a DC: http://www.petri.co.il/problems_with_exchange_2003_installed_on_domain_controllers.htm
0
 

Author Comment

by:psolutions
ID: 18786261
It doesn't say any specific prerequistes. Just all of the install options are greyed out. I have already installed  IIS, asp.net, smtp, & nntp. Also ran the dcdiag and netdiag tools both which returned no errors. I have tried installed and uninstalled the services restarted IIS, made sure asp.net was allowed under IIS
0
 
LVL 104

Expert Comment

by:Sembee
ID: 18786317
One of the components is missing.
Have you checked the list from the auto play menu that Exchange pops up?

Which options under IIS have you installed?

Simon.
0
Fill in the form and get your FREE NFR key NOW!

Veeam® is happy to provide a FREE NFR server license to certified engineers, trainers, and bloggers.  It allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. This license is valid for five workstations and two servers.

 

Author Comment

by:psolutions
ID: 18788757
Yes I have gone through the entire checklist. Under IIS i have installed. World Wide Web Service, SMPT, NNTP, IIS Manager, & COmmon Files. Also have installed asp.net under application server.
0
 
LVL 104

Expert Comment

by:Sembee
ID: 18788857
Something isn't correct.

I would suggest removing all of the IIS components, rebooting the machine and reapplying them. It could be that one of them has not registered properly.

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:psolutions
ID: 18792490
Reinstalled & rebooted. Still nothing
0
 
LVL 104

Accepted Solution

by:
Sembee earned 2000 total points
ID: 18794681
If you are sure that you have all of the required components, then I would begin to suspect the machine.

You also are aware that installing Exchange on to a domain controller isn't recommended?

Simon.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Computer101
ID: 20324328
Forced accept.

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license for one year.  It allows for the non‑production use and valid for five workstations and two servers. Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup tool for your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

New style of hardware planning for Microsoft Exchange server.
One-stop solution for Exchange Administrators to address all MS Exchange Server issues, which is known by the name of Stellar Exchange Toolkit.
In this video we show how to create an Address List in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Organization >> Ad…
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager
Suggested Courses

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question