Domain controller is ready.How do i install exchange

Posted on 2007-12-06
Last Modified: 2010-04-21

I have just created a new domain in my test domain with another Dc as DC2.
Now i need to install exchange 2003.How do i start i have the software and hardware ready.
Can i have the steps on the starting.


Question by:bsharath
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ID: 20421112
The best thing to do is insert the Exchange CD and follow all the preinstallation steps that pop up on a checklist automatically before you install exchange. This will include some diagnostics and forestprep and domain prep.
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Author Comment

ID: 20421143
1. Should i add the exchange machine first to the domain?
2. Should i give a static ip to the server
3. When should i run forestprep and Domain prep
these are the small things i need to know and any others that i have to plan.
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farhankazi earned 250 total points
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Hi Sharath,

Have a look at following links (excellent step by step guide):

Hope this helps!
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by:Jeff Perry
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Installing exchange 2003 in a new domain. 

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chuck-williams earned 125 total points
ID: 20421164
1. Yes you should add the machine to the domain.
2. Yes give a static IP to the server. I am not sure if you have to but you would be better off to.
3. Like I said above follow all the preinstallation steps in order as the appear on the autorun file that runs when you put in the exchange CD and you will get the forestprep and domainprep instructions in there.
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Thanks a lot to all...

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