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Setting Up Exchang 2003

Two Servers windows 2003 standard
One server is set up as domain controller
Second server is for exchange 03 how do you install it with out it being a domain controller?
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Is this server for production testing? Is this a live environment.
I am not sure but I dont think you have to run DCPROMO to install exchange do you ? it is a member server right now?
Check this TechNet link on "Installing New Exchange Servers" http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123643(EXCHG.65).aspx

You don't to run DCPROMO on the Exchange-to-be server. However, you do have to make sure to run the following (as outlined in the article):

Verify that your organization meets the specified requirements.
Install and enable the required Windows services.
Run the DCDiag tool.
Run the NetDiag tool.
Run ForestPrep.
Run DomainPrep.
Run Exchange Setup.
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Malli BoppeCommented:
You don'y need to run DCpromo and also not advisable to have domain controller and exchange on the same machine.
Make the second server and install the exchange server.When you run the setup its list 8 steps before running the setup.exe.follow one after the other.Upgrade to exchange service pack2 in case if its not intergrated.
Mark DamenERP System ManagerCommented:
A couple of operations need to be performed, and are best performed on the domain controller.

ForestPrep and DomainPrep.  These operations prepare and configure your AD infrastructure to accept Exchange server.  I personally would run these on the domain controller server, from the Exchange CD.  Once these operations have completed successfully, you can move to the other server.  Ensure that it is a domain member, but it does not need to be a domain controller (ie. dont run dcpromo).  Install the Windows components that are required for Exchange to install, (SMTP, NNTP, WWW, etc).

Go ahead and install Exchange Server.

Good luck, Mark.
Mark DamenERP System ManagerCommented:
Is this issue now sorted?

Kind Regards
graypcrhaAuthor Commented:
C Drive what size should the drive be and  how many partion on Exchange Server
On the Domain Server is all Setup
Ran the DCDiag tool.
Ran the NetDiag tool.
Ran ForestPrep.
Ran DomainPrep.

Excahange Server is a member server of  the  domain
Do I run ForestPrep.& DomainPrep again on the Exchange Server
Were do you install ForestPrep.& DomainPrep
were do you install Exchange Setup
There are two server one is  setup Raid10  C 20gb  D 20gb  E 107gb
The  other server is  the same hardware no os or raid setup

Malli BoppeCommented:
If its the 1st Dc then you need to run forest prep and domain prep on the enterprise dc.
for exchange install OS on C drive and put databases on D and exchange logs on E drive.

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