Solved

Deploy exchange 2003 with x64 domain controllers

Posted on 2009-07-07
2
487 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I'm looking for a way to deploy an exchange 2003 server in my domain. The problem I'm having occurs while running forestprep on my domain controller:

"Microsoft Exchange Server has a known compatibility issue with this version of Windows. For more information, refer to....."

My domain controller has Windows server 2003 x64 standard edition SP2 installed. I have two backup domain controllers, unfortunately with the exact same configuration. Is there a way to get the schema updates done on a x64 domain controller?

I don't mind running exchange server 2003 on x86, I understand that's the only way. I have a seperate dedicated server ready and awaiting the exchange installation. However, not being able to deploy forestprep and domainprep halts me before I got started... Any help would be greatly appreciated!
0
Comment
Question by:Speedy_adhd
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 65

Accepted Solution

by:
Mestha earned 250 total points
ID: 24792415
You can't run prep from x64 domain controllers. You will need to use a x86 machine to do that. Prep does not have to be run from a domain controller, so you can use the server that you are going to install Exchange on.

The warning about having an issue with this version of Windows will always appear on Windows 2003 post SP1. In most cases it can be ignored, as the "issue" is rather obscure.

Simon.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:Speedy_adhd
ID: 31600504
Worked like a charm. I just finished running the forestprep and domainprep from the soon-to-be exchange server, and it finished without errors. Thanks for the provided solution!
0

Featured Post

Office 365 Training for IT Pros

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently, Microsoft released a best-practice guide for securing Active Directory. It's a whopping 300+ pages long. Those of us tasked with securing our company’s databases and systems would, ideally, have time to devote to learning the ins and outs…
Unified and professional email signatures help maintain a consistent company brand image to the outside world. This article shows how to create an email signature in Exchange Server 2010 using a transport rule and how to overcome native limitations …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question