setting up exchange 2010, following technet article

HI all,

im just about to start setting up exchange 2010 on one of my member servers (our full domain is running 2008 with 2008 domain and forest functional levels)

im following the technet article

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125224.aspx

step one says if you are using server 2003 do... etc but it doesnt say which step to start at if you are not running 2003, where abouts in that article do i start for a 2008 domain?

ive never setup an exchange server before and is a learnign curve for me, but i want to do it myself

Cheers
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Glen KnightConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Client Access is exactly what it says it provides a means for the clients to access their mailboxes, this could be by Outlook Web Access, Active Sync, Outlook Anywhere or plain old Outlook Client.

Hub Transport is used to send/receive e-mails for the organisation so if you had 2 Mailbox servers and a Hub transport server then all mail coming in and out of the exchange organisation would go
via the Hub Transport server.

Mailbox role again is exactly what it says, it hosts the mailbox stores (although not tied to a specific server in Exchange 2010) and public folder stores.

Unified Messagging is integration with other communication systems, VoIP for example.  See here: http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/2010/en/us/unified-messaging.aspx

Edge Transport can be used in the DMZ for receiving mail from the internet or a 3rd party and it is then forwarded to the Hub Transport server.  All the SPAM/Virus checking can be performed on the Edge Transport server, it comes with more advanced Antispam capabilities than the Hub Transport role.  The Edge Transport would also be used for the Hub transport role to forward mail out of the Exchange organisation.

Is that the sort of thing you are looking for?

You may or may not also be interested in a recent blog of mine on High Availability with Exchange 2010: http://demazter.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/high-availability-exchange-2010/
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
If you do not have exchange 2003 you skip step 1 wich is setup /PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions or setup /pl


and go straight to step 2 which is


setup /PrepareSchema or setup /ps
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Glen KnightConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Start from the section where it says to run the following command: ServerManagerCmd -i RSAT-ADDS

Then run the Pre-requesites here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354.aspx
note the different scripts for Windows 2008 and 2008 R2

Then your good to go with starting the install.

This is of course assuming you don't have any other exchange servers in your organisation?
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awilderbeastAuthor Commented:
im running setup /PrepareSchema, i run this on the operations master (schema master (DC1)) yes not the member server (CH-EX)?

when it refers to "setup" im guessing this means the exchange setup path?

so i would need the exchange install folders on the DC1 server?

Thanks
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Glen KnightCommented:
No you can run this from the (what will become) Exchange server.

Setup is the setup.com on the DVD
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
Just run it from the install dvd or .iso on the exchange server.

<driveletter>:\setup /ps that is all you have to type.
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Glen KnightCommented:
Thanks MojoTech but I believe I already set that?

>>Setup is the setup.com on the DVD
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awilderbeastAuthor Commented:
ok im on step 3 now which is

"E:\exchange 2010\setup" /PrepareAD [/OrganizationName: myname.net]

i got

"The parameter 'preparead' cannot have a value

Exchange Server setup encountered an error."

do i run this on the CH-EX or DC1?


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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
Did you type it excatly like that? with the [ ] ? it drop the square brackets if so

E:\exchange 2010\setup" /PrepareAD /OrganizationName: myname.net
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Glen KnightCommented:
awilderbeast > To be perfectly honest with you the Exchange Installation will perform all these steps for you if they haven't been done.
Exchange 2010 has much more detection in it than 2007 did.
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Glen KnightCommented:
So just make sure you have installed the pre-requisites as per the link I posted then run the DVD up, start the installation, it will show you a warning on the Organisation preparation but it will tell you that it is going to perform the steps to update the schema
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awilderbeastAuthor Commented:
thanks for that, the installer did most of it now i had done the prequesites, still having a few errors though

ive just installed iis on the server and am getting an error askin gme to ensure its installed, ive closed and restarted the installer to see if that would pick it up but didnt

whats the next step?

Thanks
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Glen KnightCommented:
You need to install the pre-requisites before you run the installer, as I mentioned in my previous post.

The scripts to install the pre-requisites can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354.aspx
Please note the different versions for Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2
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awilderbeastAuthor Commented:
ahh im following you know, before r2 it was all done via cmmd, now just add the features via gui

do you have an article explaining the different roles of exchange server?

ie:
Client Access
Hub Transport
Mailbox
Unified Messagin
Edge transport

this is sort of a learnign curve for me that im really intrested in getting to know

thanks
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awilderbeastAuthor Commented:
finally got it all installed, thanks for the info too, had a read of your blog, bookmarked it so i can read some more posts at a later date

so the hub transport role, that is for more than 1 mailbox server, it decides which server to send the emails too?
or is the hub transport role still used when using 1 mailbox server?

thanks
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Glen KnightConnect With a Mentor Commented:
the hub transport role is used even if you only have one exchange server it would just be Hub Transport/Mailbox/CAS server
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awilderbeastAuthor Commented:
thanks
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