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You cannot install the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange System Manager on a Windows Vista-based computer

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I recently moved from a XP system to Vista and now am trying to load Exchange 2003 tools but get the message "The "Internet Information Services Snap-In" component of the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is either not installed or disabled." I found KB931903 and Microsoft's work around is to RDP to the server, does anyone have another more practical solution?

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Have you got SP1 for Vista installed?

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Yes, SP1 is installed.
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That would require me to remove Outlook as "Installing Exchange System Manager on the same computer as Microsoft Office Outlook is not supported, because MAPI CDO cannot be installed." Do you know of any other work arounds...that would be a pain if I had to lose Outlook.

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To work around this issue, connect to the server that is running the Exchange Server management tools by using Remote Desktop from the Windows Vista-based computer
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I think RDP is much thinner and easier than installing a VMWARE ... and XP etc .....
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I just tried creating a contact without a email address .. I was able to ... not sure what it will be usewd for .. my guess .. when the tme comes you can exchange task it and establish a email addres

or there are situations where contacts are created by a different team and exchange admins establish email address...
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I also needed to manage other resources not accessible via RDP hence I needed to do something and VM was the best solution.  Since I had a VM running, why not install other tools like ESM as well?

A good sys admin has multiple means of managing resources available to him/her.

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True for you  in your case .

Here we are checking possibilities for managing Exchange Server.

Again : TO manage Exchange Server we need to be connected , so why not thru RDP as millions of SYS ADMINs do  ...

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