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  • Question

  • I need to install an Exchange2010 Server into my domain for test purpose only.  We have a sub-domain  test.mydomain.local where mydomain in the current AD domain.

    The scenario is to install exchange in only the sub-domain and the installation should cater only to the users in the test domain without affecting the parent domain.

    Is that possible? If yes, how?

     

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:27 AM

Answers

  • Unless you test sub-domain is a seperate forest that only shares a DNS namespace this isn't possible.

    If it is a sub-domain of the root domain in the same forest, then you cannot install an Exchange Organization into the domain itself. The Schema preparation and Active Directory changes affect the forest. You can install Exchange Servers into a sub-domain only and enable mailboxes in a sub-domain only.. But you will be making forest-wide changes when you install/upgrade the schema and Exchange organization.

    Steve


    Steve Goodman
    Check out my Blog for more Exchange info or find me on Twitter

    • Proposed as answer by Terence Yu Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:55 AM
    • Marked as answer by Abhinav Nishant Thursday, November 17, 2011 10:10 AM
    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:37 AM

All replies

  • Unless you test sub-domain is a seperate forest that only shares a DNS namespace this isn't possible.

    If it is a sub-domain of the root domain in the same forest, then you cannot install an Exchange Organization into the domain itself. The Schema preparation and Active Directory changes affect the forest. You can install Exchange Servers into a sub-domain only and enable mailboxes in a sub-domain only.. But you will be making forest-wide changes when you install/upgrade the schema and Exchange organization.

    Steve


    Steve Goodman
    Check out my Blog for more Exchange info or find me on Twitter

    • Proposed as answer by Terence Yu Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:55 AM
    • Marked as answer by Abhinav Nishant Thursday, November 17, 2011 10:10 AM
    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:37 AM
  • As Explained by Steve, you will must prepare the parent domain for the schema updatation before you install Exchange 2010 in child domain. Setup.com/preparead command needs to be run on only Schema Master role which resides in parent domain. setup.com /preparead command will update the root domains configuration partition by adding Exchange schema and many other Exchange releated containers. Once the replication from Parent domain to child domain is successful you will have to install all prerequists for Exchange 2010 on child domains exchange server and install exchange 2010.

    Sudhir Bidye.


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    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:39 PM