SBS 2003 without Exchange installed

Posted on 2007-10-10
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I've inherited a new customer from another tech company.  They have an existing SBS 2003 server that's doing everything they've asked of it so far.  They want me to add some sort of faxing to it, and they want to use their newly-purchased domain to handle their email.  I'm thinking "Great, this should be gravy".  I should know better.

I get to the server, and start poking around and realize that for some reason, the previous company has decided to build the SBS 2003 server without Exchange on it.  No part of the software is installed.  Very frustrating.  

If I want to re-run the setup of the server from within windows, can I do this without breaking the applications that are already installed and running (2 databases and some shared printing/file sharing)?

Can I install Exchange on it any other way?  I've tried using the "add/remove programs, windows components" method, but there is nothing about Exchange in there.

Any other thoughts?  I'd like to do this with as little impact to the customer as possible.  Any thoughts or questions, just lemme know and I'll try to help as best I can!
Question by:pbenningfield
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    Accepted Solution

    I think you can simply install Exchange now.  Rerun the SBS server setup and choose install under the Exchange Server secition on the Component selection screen.  
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    Expert Comment

    Yep Netman is correct, you can simply put the SBS setup disc in and it gives you the option to install the Exchange component. I did it a couple of years ago with a client.

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