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Installing exchange 2010 on another domain controller. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can you give me some pointers on how to install exchange 2010 on another domain controller step by step. i have an active directory domain controller, which this domain controller will be in that forest.
    • Moved by Nina Ruchirat Friday, October 26, 2012 9:41 PM Not a 2013 question (From:Exchange Server 2013 - General Discussion)
    Thursday, October 25, 2012 8:35 PM

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  • Hi

    Did below like help?

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997407(v=exchg.80).aspx

    As it said: "

    • Exchange Server and Active Directory are both resource-intensive applications. There are performance implications to be considered when both are running on the same computer.
    • If Exchange Server is running on a domain controller, you must also make that domain controller a global catalog server.
    • Several Exchange Server directory components, such as Directory Service Access (DSAccess), Directory Service Proxy (DSProxy) and the Message Categorizer will not fail over to any other domain controller or global catalog server.
    • You should not take advantage of the /3GB startup switch in Windows because it could cause Exchange Server to consume all memory, thus reducing the memory available for Active Directory.

    "

    Hope it helps

    Cheers


    Zi Feng

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, October 29, 2012 5:48 AM
    Moderator

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  • on an additional note, would this be best on a member server, if so can you give me steps to creating a member server?
    Thursday, October 25, 2012 8:44 PM
  • Hello, Ideally you should not install Exchange on a DC for several reasons.. Performance issues,overall quirkiness and lack of support for the architecture.

    The exception is SBS which is very different altogether. If you have few users, SBS is the right product for that scenario. SBS can integrate Exchange, DC and SharePoint roles on to a single server setup although performance still suffers.

    If you are enterprise, you don't want a busy DC having to authenticate users, replicate AND run an Exchange platform.

    If you decide to go that route, the DC will have to be a GC and you will not be able to demote the DC without removing Exchange or doing metadata cleanup.

    http://www.igetmail.com/how-to-setup-exchange-2010/how-to-setup-exchange-2010.html#checklist


    Miguel Fra | Falcon IT Services, Miami, FL
    www.falconitservices.com | www.falconits.com | Blog


    • Edited by Miguel Fra Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:02 PM
    Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:01 PM
  • on an additional note, would this be best on a member server, if so can you give me steps to creating a member server?

    Yes, it would be best to NOT go the route of installing it on a DC.

    here's a complete guide:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd351084.aspx

    here's a quick guide:

    http://www.exchangedictionary.com/index.php/Latest/exchange2010quick-installationguide.html

    You will still need post instalaltion configuration..


    Miguel Fra | Falcon IT Services, Miami, FL
    www.falconitservices.com | www.falconits.com | Blog

    • Proposed as answer by PK M Friday, October 26, 2012 2:23 PM
    Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:09 PM
  • Hi,

    I created a member server running windows server 2008 standard, when i prepare active directory, do i prepare it in the member server or the dc?

    Saturday, October 27, 2012 4:39 PM
  • It is now telling me a container in the AD was deleted. help would be appreciated. thank you!
    Saturday, October 27, 2012 4:51 PM
  • Hi

    Did below like help?

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997407(v=exchg.80).aspx

    As it said: "

    • Exchange Server and Active Directory are both resource-intensive applications. There are performance implications to be considered when both are running on the same computer.
    • If Exchange Server is running on a domain controller, you must also make that domain controller a global catalog server.
    • Several Exchange Server directory components, such as Directory Service Access (DSAccess), Directory Service Proxy (DSProxy) and the Message Categorizer will not fail over to any other domain controller or global catalog server.
    • You should not take advantage of the /3GB startup switch in Windows because it could cause Exchange Server to consume all memory, thus reducing the memory available for Active Directory.

    "

    Hope it helps

    Cheers


    Zi Feng

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, October 29, 2012 5:48 AM
    Moderator