Exchange Server 2007 report "for a machine type other than the current machine"

Posted on 2007-10-20
Last Modified: 2013-12-10
I have a system running Microsoft Server 2003. I do not currently have Exchange Server on the system. I have Exchange Server 2007 and when I start the install, I get a flag that says "setup.exe is valid but for a machine type other than the current machine". I can't see from the web or MS where there are limitations on the processor or motherboard for this program. I have a Intel Server with dual processors. Any ideas?
Question by:ftitus2
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    Accepted Solution

    The product is 64 bit only.
    Therefore if you have purchased Exchange 2007 and have the installation CD then you need to have 64 bit version of Windows.


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    Author Comment

    Ok. It would be good for MS to have that on the label of the DVD or in the online literature somewhere obvious. So... guess we buy another server or sell the DVD if that's even legal. Thanks for the quick post.
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    Expert Comment

    You mean like on the system requirements page?

    The fact that Exchange 2007 is 64 bit is not secret. That was announced two years ago.
    If you don't have a 64 bit machine then you could use downgrade rights and ask for an Exchange 2003 media kit and install that. You cannot buy the licenses for the older version now, so anyone wanting Exchange 2003 has to buy Exchange 2007 and use downgrade rights.


    Expert Comment

    I'm in a similar situation as the original question writer, and I've read numerous references to this so called "downgrade" right for owners of ES 2007.  After searching Microsoft's millions of pages over the past few days, I cannot come up with a single reference where they (MS) admit to that right.

    Can someone give me chapter and verse on this "right"?  I'd certainly like to exercise it.
    LVL 104

    Expert Comment

    You mean like this:

    Google Downgrade rights Exchange 2007. First hit.


    Expert Comment

    I knew that!
    I was just testing to see if anyone was listening.
    Still, it was worth the embarassment to finally get the answer.  Honestly - I searched and searched...
    Thanks Simon,

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