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Can you install Exchange 2007 System manage on a Domain Controller

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Can you install the Exchange Management tools on a different server other than your Exchange server?

My exchange server runs very slow when logged onto the console, so i would like to move them off, ideally i would like to put it on my Domain controller, then when setting up new users i can use AD and ExchManager in the same RDP console.

Any advice greatly recieved on this.

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by:rgoddard2008
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yes use your exchange setup cd's, go to install the server and do a custom install only select the tools and install. you can install them on ur PC too.
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by:gupnit
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Hi,
Yes you can go ahead and install the Exchange Management Tools on Windows XP (ie 32bit) also. Here you go ::: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6be38633-7248-4532-929b-76e9c677e802&displaylang=en
To use it anywhere else::: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232090(EXCHG.80).aspx
Hpe this hekps
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Nitin
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by:Packyourbags
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Ok, any advice on installing it on a 64-bit Domain Controller?
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I would avoid installing it there.
Infact we would also not login to DC everytime for Mmanaging it I would use AD  Mgmt tools as a best practize
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by:Packyourbags
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is it possibel you could give some reasons?

Ie: Configuration issues, potential corruption, disk  or network I/O?

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Hi,
NO issues Mgmt Tools on DC will not be a problem. Just a best  practise we do not do that. Also like I said best practise, do not logon onto DC use AD Mgmt Tools etc.
As such there is no issue and no specific steps. Follow the link provided by me earlier
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