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Can't Prepare 2008 Active directory Domain for Exchange 2007 Installation?

Hi Everyone,
I am in the process of trying to install a new Exchange 2007 machine in a dev environment on a Windows Server 2008 SP2 computer which is also a Domain Controller. I know that this is not recommended but due to limited resources there was little other choice.

After reading up on Exchange 2007 I have attempted to prepare the 2008 AD domain for the installation of the Exchange Server by running the setup /PrepareSchema or setup /ps command but the command never seems to be found and I get the following error message?

C:\Windows\system32>setup.com /ps
'setup.com' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Is there some other component that I need to install or is the script located in another area.

Any advice or assistance in helping me resolve this issue would be greatly appreciated.
1 Solution
Assuming that your Exchange 2007 media is in your CDROM, and assuming your CDROM drive is D:

from the command prompt


d:   <ENTER>


setup.com /ps <ENTER>

Satya PathakLead Technical ConsultantCommented:
You are running it from the wrong location

1) Find the setup.com file, it should be in the root installation folder of your exchange 2007 media browse for it. when you find it shift + right click -> copy as path
2) run your CMD as administrator: right click -> run as administrator
3) right click paste inside CMD, at this point you should have something like

4) add /ps to it

all this being said you don't have to do /ps in a separate command if you just run your exchange setup it will do it for your.

However if you have exchange 2003 in your environment you should run /pl
SteveJ-007Author Commented:
Great thanks for the Help

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