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Exchange server installation on domain controller with ADDS installed RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am a newbie to exchange server. I am working in a test environment. I have 3 domain controllers. DC1 has the parent domain, DC2 has the child domain and DC3 has the additional dc for DC1. All are running on windows server 2008 r2. Domain and Forest functional level is also 2008 r2.

    Now I want to install exchange server 2007 sp3 for learning and testing purposes. In which machine should I install the exchange server. After installing exchange what are the do's and dont's in terms of playing around with domain controllers? what changes I shouldn't make in the dc after installing exchange server? 


    Thanks and Regards, Radhakrishnan

    Monday, July 2, 2012 7:11 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    It is not recommended to have any other application running on Domain Controllers, since you have a test environment you can do it.

    Installing of Exchange will depend upon the Domain, where you have your users listed.

    So you can install it in any Domain, Once you install it on a DC, make sure you donot run DCPROMO and demote it, else your Exchange will stop working


    Thanks and Regards, Mukesh. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights. Please VOTE as HELPFUL if the post helps you and remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Monday, July 2, 2012 11:11 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    It is not recommended to have any other application running on Domain Controllers, since you have a test environment you can do it.

    Installing of Exchange will depend upon the Domain, where you have your users listed.

    So you can install it in any Domain, Once you install it on a DC, make sure you donot run DCPROMO and demote it, else your Exchange will stop working


    Thanks and Regards, Mukesh. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights. Please VOTE as HELPFUL if the post helps you and remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Monday, July 2, 2012 11:11 AM
  • Thank you.

    Thanks and Regards, Radhakrishnan

    Monday, July 2, 2012 11:34 AM