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How do admins manage users in Exchange 2010 without 32-bit version of the EMC? RRS feed

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  • Our organization is large (over 110,000 objects) and we have many admins nationwide that manage users. Currently in our 2007 deployment they use EMC on the workstation that is customized to their OU so they only see the users they can manage? We are in the early stages of planning for 2010. How do admins manage users in Exchange 2010 without 32-bit version of the EMC? We do not want the admins who have less rights in Exchange than we do logging into the Exchange Servers to use the EMC.
    Thursday, March 29, 2012 1:53 PM

Answers

  • We do not have 64 bit workstations.

    Hi David,

    I'm afraid you can only install Exchange 2010 Management Tool on 64bit workstations:

    For more information, please see:

    Exchange 2010 System Requirements

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996719.aspx

    More information:

    Is there a 32-bit version of Exchange 2010?

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2009/05/19/3407510.aspx

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    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Friday, April 6, 2012 12:51 AM
    Friday, March 30, 2012 7:45 AM
  • I think you should consider two scenarios - Remote Desktop server with Exchange management installed for helpdesk/recipient management users, second - with power shell remoting - they can manage mailoxes from powershell directly or you can prepare for them specific GUI - Glen Scales presented exapmple on his blog - http://gsexdev.blogspot.com/2010/07/multi-user-quick-create-powershell-form.html

    Regards, Konrad Sagala, MCT, MCSE+M, MCITP: Exchange 2007/2010


    Friday, March 30, 2012 8:11 AM
  • Hi there,

    I had a customer with this same problem, none of the workstations were 64bit capable. The resolution was to create some 64bit Management Servers and then via RBAC configure roles for their HelpDesk and Admins.

    I would also check your admins workstations, processors have been 64bit capable for at least 4 years. You may find many are and then just need a 64bit OS installed.

    Oliver


    Oliver Moazzezi | Exchange MVP, MCSA:M, MCITP:Exchange 2010, BA (Hons) Anim | http://www.exchange2010.com | http://www.cobweb.com | http://twitter.com/OliverMoazzezi

    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Friday, April 6, 2012 12:52 AM
    Friday, March 30, 2012 1:42 PM
  • A less user-friendly solution would be to use Remote PowerShell to manage the Exchange servers: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd297932.aspx
    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Friday, April 6, 2012 12:52 AM
    Friday, March 30, 2012 8:27 PM

All replies

  • Exactly the same, you use the 64bit client installed on their workstation.

    James Chong MCITP | EA | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+ Security+, Project+, ITIL msexchangetips.blogspot.com

    Thursday, March 29, 2012 2:12 PM
  • Another option is to build a virtual "tools" server. Install the MGMT tools there and allow users to logon to that. Easy to maintain and keep up to date.

    Thursday, March 29, 2012 2:35 PM
  • We do not have 64 bit workstations.
    Thursday, March 29, 2012 8:29 PM
  • Another option is to build a virtual "tools" server. Install the MGMT tools there and allow users to logon to that. Easy to maintain and keep up to date.


    Nice idea. We have thousands of admins accross the country. I am not sure we have the budget for standing up many virtual tools servers.
    Thursday, March 29, 2012 8:31 PM
  • We do not have 64 bit workstations.

    I would bring up or use an existing "utility server" then and ask your admins to logon onto that to do their Exchange tasks.
    Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:35 PM
  • We do not have 64 bit workstations.

    Hi David,

    I'm afraid you can only install Exchange 2010 Management Tool on 64bit workstations:

    For more information, please see:

    Exchange 2010 System Requirements

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996719.aspx

    More information:

    Is there a 32-bit version of Exchange 2010?

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2009/05/19/3407510.aspx

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Frank Wang

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Friday, April 6, 2012 12:51 AM
    Friday, March 30, 2012 7:45 AM
  • I think you should consider two scenarios - Remote Desktop server with Exchange management installed for helpdesk/recipient management users, second - with power shell remoting - they can manage mailoxes from powershell directly or you can prepare for them specific GUI - Glen Scales presented exapmple on his blog - http://gsexdev.blogspot.com/2010/07/multi-user-quick-create-powershell-form.html

    Regards, Konrad Sagala, MCT, MCSE+M, MCITP: Exchange 2007/2010


    Friday, March 30, 2012 8:11 AM
  • Hi there,

    I had a customer with this same problem, none of the workstations were 64bit capable. The resolution was to create some 64bit Management Servers and then via RBAC configure roles for their HelpDesk and Admins.

    I would also check your admins workstations, processors have been 64bit capable for at least 4 years. You may find many are and then just need a 64bit OS installed.

    Oliver


    Oliver Moazzezi | Exchange MVP, MCSA:M, MCITP:Exchange 2010, BA (Hons) Anim | http://www.exchange2010.com | http://www.cobweb.com | http://twitter.com/OliverMoazzezi

    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Friday, April 6, 2012 12:52 AM
    Friday, March 30, 2012 1:42 PM
  • A less user-friendly solution would be to use Remote PowerShell to manage the Exchange servers: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd297932.aspx
    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Friday, April 6, 2012 12:52 AM
    Friday, March 30, 2012 8:27 PM
  • Hi David,

    Any updates?


    Frank Wang

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, April 5, 2012 1:55 AM