I attempted to install the Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 on a Windows Server 2012 R2, all updates installed, as well as SQL Server 208 r2, both are evaluation installs for 180 days.
This is the only computer we intend to use, everything on it, ColdFusion 11, SQL Server, and Exchange Server for SMTP with Pop3 mail. We have no use for the Exchange Server other than for pop3 mail accounts.
Anyway, when attempting to install the Exchange Server 2013 Setup, and checking to verify that Exchange is ready it runs the Prerequisite Analysis which returns the errors I attached here as a text file.
Not that I'm logged in locally using the Administrator account and ran the Exchange setup as Administrator.
It seems the Exchange Server wants to install Active Directory, and be a member of some domain I'm not sure about.
I've never installed Active Directory and don't want to take the chance of screw up the install of the OS which has taken far too long what with the problems of CF configuration with ISS 8.5.
I've read the Microsoft requirements for Exchange Server 2013 but it's far too confusing, as usual for MS products, if you're not an expert.
So the question is: Is it possible to install MS Exchange Server 2013, or any recent Exchange Server onto our current OS mentioned without requiring yet another computer to act as domain controller, which we do not have and do not want?
Again, other than our work stations, we have just the one Win2012R2 server and that's the way it has to remain. All we want is to control our own mail server locally, just like Hillary, and with no classified material at all.
If so, how do we get around these error messages?