Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Performing a Typical Installation of Exchange 2007 SP1


Performing a Typical Installation of Exchange 2007 SP1



Today’s video shows you the typical Exchange 2007 SP1 installation.
 The Exchange Administrator is taken through a typical installation of Exchange Server 2007 SP1 starting from Step 4 of the Exchange Server installation menu. The walk-through operates on the assumption that the .NET Framework 2.0, Microsoft Management Console and Windows PowerShell components have already been installed.
One advice for administrators new to SP1 is to read the introductory page in order to acquaint themselves to the new features found in this update. Moving ahead, the administrator is presented with a License Agreement, followed by an error reporting screen where error reporting can be selected to feedback problems back to Microsoft. Next would be a prompt to select either a “Typical” or “Custom” installation of Exchange Server.
A glance at the Custom Installation option reveals that it is possible to have multiple server roles on a single server – unless installing an Edge Transport Server or one of the Clustered Mailbox Roles. Assuming a “Typical” installation, the installation wizard will next prompt for a name and a query if the organization has any pre-Outlook 2007 clients to decide whether to install a public folder database. In the case that the answer is “no,” the wizard will proceed to install only the mailbox database and skip the public folder database.
A readiness check is conducted next, followed by the actual installation and configuration of the various roles. The Exchange Management Console is launched once the installation process, which in this case takes more than 30 minutes, is completed. Further instructions are available there at the Exchange Management Console to assist in the completing and finalizing of the Exchange deployment.

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