exchange 2003/office 2003/office 2010
Posted on 2012-08-23
hi i have a windows 2003 domain network with an exchange 2003 member server.
my host xp pc was also installed with office 2003 which i linked with my exchange server as normal and was able to prove 'send/receive' external emails. - job done
prior to send/recieving emails externally just as a test, originally the domain user account was already up and running on same pc, but i then installed clean exchange 2003 (member server), which also integrated the domain user account into exchange where i could access the user account properties and see extra exchange tabs and my 'rus' policy that i had already pre-configured.
since then my office 2003 stated that my 60 days had run out.
as i did no backup i was forced to complete a new xp install & clean office 2003 locally
joined pc to domain.
i then created a brand new gpo/redirection - profile and logged onto domain with user domain account successfully
i then double-clicked the office 2003 icon on desktop which registered ok and then i was prompted with 'ms office 2003 expired in 2009' and that i must register - when i am trying to evaluate!!!
this time after my backup that i created after my clean install, im now 'restoring the backup' and this time i am not going to register via the xp.
im going to logon as the administrator and try and register to exchange 2003 this way to see if i get my evaluation, if not im not sure why it has been working and now not.!!!!
q1. does anyone know why ?
q2. if i cannot get passed this evalaution expire issue could i use the default 'outlook express' that is by default installed with xp ?
q3. if i cannot resolve (q1 or q2), could i install ms office 2010 to be used via exchange 2003, as all im doing is a test first of all as i have already confirmed i can send/receive email externally and inbound and wish to configure the normal day to day use of exchange then job done ?