Installing Exchange Server 2007 on
a Windows 2008 Server
In this article I will cover the installation of Exchange 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008. I will lay out which versions of Exchange are supported on which OS version andalso which domain controller version they can use. I will detail the supported methods tomove from Exchange 2007 on Window Server 2003, to Exchange 2007 on WindowsServer 2008 and finally I will cover the prerequisites needed, before showing the actualinstall.
At this time, neither Windows Server 2008 nor Exchange Server 2007 SP1 have releasedto manufacturing. As I am therefore working with beta code, certain elements of whatfollows (in particular the screenshots, may change before the final version.
It is nearly a year after the release of Exchange 2007 and many of us now have completeExchange 2007 implementations. I guess that means we are looking for something new todo! If this is the case then you won’t be disappointed, as very soon we will be presentedwith the new challenge of moving our existing Exchange 2007 systems onto WindowsServer 2008.Table 1
the various supported scenarios for Exchange and OS versions.
Server OS Supported for Installation
Exchange 2003Windows 2000 Server SP4Windows Server 2003 (All SP levels and R2)Exchange 2007 RTMWindows Server 2003 SP1 + SP2 (inc R2)Exchange 2007 SP1Windows Server 2003 SP1 + SP2 (inc R2)Windows Server 2008 RTM
Exchange/OS versions supported for installThe first thing to note is that Exchange 2007 RTM is not supported on Windows Server 2008. To install Exchange 2007 on Server 2008 you must run Exchange 2007 SP1. Thisservice pack, as many of you may know, is a little different from previous service packsin that it is a complete installation of Exchange. Effectively SP1 is RTM with the SP1