Exchange 2003 management tools on Win2008 x64

Is it possible to install the Exchange 2003 management tools on Win2008 x64 domain controller? the setup fails with compatibility error, which maybe is the answer!

If not can I install an 2008 Active Directory management tool, and then the Exchange 2003 management tool on my XP workstation x32?

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Glen KnightConnect With a Mentor Commented:
No, they are not supported, the Exchange 2003 management tools are 32bit only so they will not install on x64 but they also will not install on Windows 2008

The regular adminpak can be used to administer Windows 2008 AD but the RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) is not available for Windows XP.
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PeteAuthor Commented:
thanks so am I correct in saying until I upgrade to exchange 2010 the only way I can administer mailboxes via AD (delete a users account and get prompted to delete the mailbox too for example) in on the AD component of the actual exchange 2003 server itself?
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Glen KnightCommented:
Exchange 2007 & 2010 do not integrate with Active Directort Users and Computers in this way you would use the Exchange Management Console.

But yes you are limited to using the 2003 server or install the tools on to XP as I have said above.
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PeteAuthor Commented:
but you said above the tools will not intall onto XP?
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Glen KnightCommented:
You can install the adminpak (adminpak.msi) on Windows XP but you cannot install the RSAT which is what vista/windows 7/windows 2008 uses.

so you can administer AD and add the Exchange tools on to XP giving you Exchange.  The Adminpak.msi is on a Windows 2003 CD I think it's in the i386 folder.
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PeteAuthor Commented:
My exisiting (installed before the 2008 upgrade) Windows XP workstation with AdmiPak and Exchange tools installed on  it still seems to connect to my new Win2008 AD and I am able to manage both the AD and Exchange Mailboxes through it? How is this possible? I hope this is not going to corrupt AD or something if I use it?
 
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Glen KnightCommented:
That's quite normal.
The tools will work.

They are perfectly safe :)
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