Exchange Server 2007 is the latest version of the Enterprise Email System of Microsoft. It can run on the Windows Server 2003 as well as the Windows Server 2008 Operating Systems (OS). It uses IIS7 (Internet Information Services ver. 7.0), MMC Ver. 3.0, and Microsoft's.NET framework Ver. 2.0. Configuring and installing Exchange 2007 is very simple and can be done easily using the Exchange 2007 Installation Wizard. Here are a few easy tips and guidelines that you need to follow to install Exchange 2007 on your system. If you follow all the steps carefully, you will find the whole installation process to be a child's play!
However, before you proceed with the installation, there are a few things that you must have as they will be needed during the process. These things include - Exchange 2007 license, Exchange 2007 installation media, RTM version of Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2003 SP1/SP2. Once you have all these four things ready with you, you may proceed with the following steps for installing Exchange 2007 on your system.
Step 1: First, make sure that the installation media for Exchange 2007 is launched on your system
Step 2: Once the media is launched, click on the "Install" option.
Step 3: You will be presented with an "Introduction" screen. Read it thoroughly and click on the 'Next' option.
Step 4: In the 'License Agreement' window, check mark the option that says, "I accept the terms in the license agreement" and click on "Next."
Step 5: In the 'Error Reporting' window that appears next, click Yes > Next
Step 6: In the next window, opt for the "Typical Exchange Server Install" option and click on "Next".
Step 7: The next screen will prompt you to enter a suitable name for the Exchange organization.
Step 8: In case you don't have any Outlook 2003 client added to your organization, click on "No" in the "Client Settings" window. However, if you do have one more Outlook 2003 client in the exchange organization, choose the "Yes" option.
Step 9: Once the readiness check is completed and the same is notified to you, click on the "Install".
Step 10: After the installation is completed, you will be presented with a 'Completion Screen", wherein you need to click on "Finish" to complete the process.
Thus, installing exchange 2007 is an extremely simple process, which can be completed in a matter of few minutes by carefully following the aforementioned guidelines. However, there are many things that you must be aware of before proceeding with Exchange 2007 set up.
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