.NET 2003 & Exchange 2003


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Premgenius

OK...so i got .NET Server 2003 installed and then i tried to to install Exchange 2003 but i get an error and it never installs it any help is gratful?

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Jason

I haven't tried Exch 2003 yet as I don't need it for work (yet), but if like 2000 you will need to run the forest prep and domain prep swiches to add scehma to AD, and install the required parts of IIS needed.

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UnaBonger

Whats the error? You know you have to install AD first right?

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red8Rain
I haven't tried Exch 2003 yet as I don't need it for work (yet), but if like 2000 you will need to run the forest prep and domain prep swiches to add scehma to AD, and install the required parts of IIS needed.

that's only if you are not part of the enterprise admin group. If you are,the schema will be created automatically.

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budwizer

You actually have to manually run ForestPrep and DomainPrep before installing Exchange, this is the case with both E2K and E2K3. With E2K3 you also have to make sure the following are installed and enabled:

.NET Framework

ASP.NET

World Wide Web service

SMTP service

NNTP service

You also have to enable ASP.NET by allowing Active Server Pages.

Grab the getting started guide from MS if you have never used Exchange before, it should answer most of your questions:

http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/evaluati...ion/ti/beta.asp

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red8Rain
You actually have to manually run ForestPrep and DomainPrep before installing Exchange, this is the case with both E2K and E2K3.

that's not true. Read my last post. When I install the organizations ex2k server as a domain adminstrator and member of the Enterprise Admin group, the schema was created automatically.

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Jason

Or be part of the schema admin group.

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budwizer

IPv6,

I have read your post however you have to manually run setup /forestprep and setup /domainprep PRIOR to installing Exchange, no matter what AD group you are in.

You have to be a member of a group that permissions to extend the schema but you also have to manually run those 2 switches prior to just trying to install Exchange.

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UnaBonger

It is "recommended" that you run /forestprep & /domainprep. I don't think it's required...

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Imaginos

I ran both of the preps just to be safe and it all worked perfectly.

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budwizer

It is more then a recommendation:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;326136

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;262068

It has been a long time since I have tried to install an Exchange environment or upgrade one without running those switches (I think the last time was when Exchange 2000 was RC2) but if I recall correctly it won't work and crashes out.

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Jason
It is "recommended" that you run /forestprep & /domainprep. I don't think it's required...

You have to run these to update Active Directory's schema with Exchange info, it has to be done weather its automatic or manual.

You run forestprep then domainprel in that order.

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red8Rain

to end this little discussion on forestprep and domainprep. Install an ex2k server in an isolated forest, first remove yourself from the Enterprise Admin group, install ex2k. you will get an error. Next, added yourself to the Enterprise Admin group, install ex2k, no error. This is done without using forestprep and domainprep.

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dougkinzinger

dare I ask if you own Windows Server 2003 (not called .Net anymore man)

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Premgenius

I still call it Windows .NET Server 2003 cos i have the Beta 2 and not the RTM or the later builds for the OS

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Premgenius

OK.....can i install Exchange on a Windows that is on a network cos currently i'm trying to install onto a standalone?

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Premgenius

OK i get funny error everywhere i have done as i was told but dunno what going on

FPREP ERROR

fprep.jpg

DPREP ERROR

dprep.jpg

MS EXCHNAGE INSTALLATION ERROR

mprep.jpg

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UnaBonger

Is active Directory installed already?

Remove the POP3 service and make sure you install SMTP & NNTP.

When you install Active Directory configure your server to either "Create a new domain in a new Forest" or "Join an existing Domain".

It looks like you server isn't making contact with the domain...

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Jason

Do you have Active Directory installed, its trying to run domainprep and forestprep to add schema to AD but it isn't finding it.

If you have no clue how to set up Exchange, do you know how to administer it once installed ?

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Premgenius

I know how to Administer it cos i used to do it @ wrk

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Jason

You administered Exchange 2003 ? knowing Exchange 2000 doesn't mean you know Exchange 2003, also if you know how to administer it surely you would know how to install it, I mean thats the simple bit.

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red8Rain
knowing Exchange 2000 doesn't mean you know Exchange 2003

Since I haven't worked with 2003, I can't say much but exchange 5.5 was almost the same as Exchange 2000 with extra features and functionalities.

Run dcpromo and have it configure AD and DNS on its own.

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UnaBonger
You administered Exchange 2003 ? knowing Exchange 2000 doesn't mean you know Exchange 2003, also if you know how to administer it surely you would know how to install it, I mean thats the simple bit.

Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 aren't really all that different.

If you know one, you know both...

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Jason
Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 aren't really all that different.

If you know one, you know both...

Still requires me to buy a book to have all new features documented.

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