Exchange 2003 System Manager on Windows XP SP2 X64

I am trying to install the 2003 Exchange System Manager on a workstation running XP SP2 x64. I constantly receive the error:
 
"Microsoft Exchange Server has a known compatibility issue with this version of Windows. For more information, refer to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=37488"

Continue is greyed out. Is there any way to get this to work?
LVL 5
Dunedan79Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
you cannot install the system manager on X64 systems you need x32 system
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
MotoCrazyCommented:
0
BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
this is about exchange 2007 :)
0
Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

MotoCrazyCommented:
Yes, the article is about 2007, but may be worth trying. From what I am finding, Vista is the only MS OS that does not support to Exchange System Management.

@Dunedan79, have you installed all the prerequisite software?

Install IIS Common Core files on the workstation
Install .NET Framework 2.0
Install a hotfix for .NET Framework 2.0
Install the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0
Install Windows PowerShell
0
Dunedan79Author Commented:
I have tried installing all of the prerequisites for Exchange 2007 (even though this is for managing 2003) and no dice. All I get is an immediate popup of the attached file.

I was hoping someone had found a way to fool the installer into allowing the 32-bit program to install.

Between this and the Vista issue it is no wonder why folks are questioning Microsoft's commitment to supporting their products as they should. First we are told it is a best-practice to not log on to server consoles then we are told we have to in order to support the server application as the client will not install the tools.

Needless to say this is frustrating but I appreciate the help. Any more ideas?
Error.bmp
0
MotoCrazyCommented:
Typically if an App is "not compatible" with an OS, it will say so. Saying known compatibility issues should be a warning, not a stop point. I cannot guarantee anything here, but I tool I have used in the past before just might help you out. This tool enables grayed-out options for just about anything. This just may let you click the conitnue button.

http://www.gorlani.com/publicprj/turniton/turniton.asp
0
MotoCrazyCommented:
Ahhh... and I would create a restore point before doing this. Just in case it lets you install and the compatibility issue mentioned causes problems.
0
Dunedan79Author Commented:
Great tool. I should be very useful for fighting other poorly supported applications.  :)
It allows me to click continue but while msiexec.exe fires off it never does anything. It looks like about all I can do is copy Exchange dlls and register maildsmx.dll to get the Exchange tabs in ADUC.

This is only my second time asking a question here. With no solution do I delete the question or award points to the original post of "x64 is not supported"?
0
MotoCrazyCommented:
That is up to you. Your original question was "Is there any way to get this to work?" and the answer was aparently no. I would award points for that though.
0
Dunedan79Author Commented:
This was not the answer I wanted but as there seems to be no way to fool XP64 into loading like XP32 it will have to do. Thanks!
0
Dunedan79Author Commented:
Accepted the solution for 32-bit requirement. Nothing else seems to work. VMWare here I come.  :)

Thanks for all of your help!
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.