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Installing and Configuring Exchange Server 2007 in Windows Server 2008

Installing and Configuring Exchange Server 2007 in Windows Server 2008

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Installing and configuring Exchange server 2007 in Windows server 2008

Prerequisites: y y y Active Directory Domain Services Domain Name System Web Server (IIS)

Other major prerequisites for Exchange Server 2007 are .Net Framework, MMC 3.0 and PowerShell installed before we deploy Exchange Server 2007. .Net Framework and Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0 features have already installed in the Windows 2008 by default, so we have to install PowerShell and to accomplish this task we have to follow these steps: 1. Open Server Manager (Start/ Administrative Tools/ Server Manager) 2. Click on Features, then click on Add Features 3. Choose PowerShell on that list, and then click Next

Final screen of the Windows PowerShell installation

Now, we have to wait the Exchange Server 2007 SP1 to deploy Exchange Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008, but all Exchange Server 2007 prerequisites are done. Steps for Installing exchange server 2007 Step 4: Install Microsoft Exchange

And in the Introduction window click on Next 4. Click on the I accept the terms in the license agreement option and click Next .

Select one of the installation types listed. click on Next 6. We are going to select the Custom Installation Setup. Select Yes or No for the Error Reporting option. click next . In my example I¶m going to enable this feature.5. In this window you may also specify the path for the installation and we are specifying default when ready. When ready.

Select the roles to be installed. . If the installation path needs to be changed we can change it here. We are going to select Hub transport role and client access server role to install.7.

In the next window you can specify client settings. you may click on No. click on Next to continue .7. When ready. If you are positive that all client computers have Outlook 2007 installed. Click on the Yes option if you think that one of your clients might have Outlook 2003 on his or her system.

click on the Install button to start the installation 9. on which you can go ahead and click Finish . When it is successful you will see this window. Once the Readiness Checks are done running. The entire installation takes approximately 30 minutes.8.

10. To do so. You should update your Exchange server right after the installation. go back to the main install screen and click on Step 5: Critical Updates for Microsoft Exchange .

click Features. 3. Open Server Manager. To use this interface. In the Features area. click Yes. 5. If your test configuration includes clients or a non-clustered domain controller. and then click Next. follow instructions from the vendor about how to use that software with Windows Server 2008. point to Administrative Tools. you need to contact the manufacturer of your storage for a Virtual Disk Service (VDS) provider package that is designed for your storage. on the Select Features page. Connect and configure the networks that the servers in the cluster will use. In the Add Features Wizard. 3. click Add Features. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for physically connecting the servers to the storage. 5. You can use any of the following interfaces to expose disks or LUNs: The interface provided by the manufacturer of the storage. Steps for configuring Failover Clustering To connect the cluster servers to the networks and storage 1. click Start. select the Multipath I/O check box. 7. If you are using iSCSI. on the Installation Results page. y y y .Creating failover clustering and MultiPathing in windows 2008 server Steps for Multipathing I/O To add MPIO on a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 1. 8. Microsoft Storage Manager for SANs (part of the operating system in Windows Server 2008). Ensure that the disks (LUNs) that you want to use in the cluster are exposed to the servers that you will cluster (and only those servers). make sure that these computers can connect to the clustered servers through at least one network. 2. 6. To open Server Manager. When prompted to restart the computer. When the installation has completed. 2. 4. an appropriate iSCSI interface. In the Server Manager tree. and then click Server Manager. click Close. the computer finalizes the MPIO installation. 4. click Install. If you have purchased software that controls the format or function of the disk. After restarting the computer. Click Close. On the Confirm Installation Selections page.

) In Disk Management. you can use the partition style called master boot record (MBR). If you recently installed Windows Server 2008. To install the failover cluster feature on the servers 1. For volumes smaller than 2 terabytes. The servers must be running Windows Server 2008. you install the failover cluster feature. delete all volumes on the disk and then. (If the User Account Control dialog box appears. click Add features. click Start. 7. confirm that the action it displays is what you want. convert that disk to the partition style called GUID partition table (GPT). and then click Disk Management. Then skip to step 3. Step 2: Install the failover cluster feature In this step. instead of using GPT. If you want to have a storage volume larger than 2 terabytes. back up any data on the disk. If the Initial Configuration Tasks interface is not displayed and Server Manager is not running. click Administrative Tools. and then click Continue. rightclick the disk (not a partition) and click Convert to GPT Disk.) . click Start. confirm that the cluster disks are visible. On one of the servers that you want to cluster. (If the User Account Control dialog box appears. and you are using the Windows interface to control the format of the disk. click Computer Management.6. under Customize This Server. click Administrative Tools. as shown in the following illustration. To do this. confirm that the action it displays is what you want. 2. and then click Continue. and then click Server Manager. the Initial Configuration Tasks interface is displayed. in Disk Management. If this interface is displayed.

To open the failover cluster snap-in. click Administrative Tools. network. close it.) . and then click Continue. and then click Failover Cluster Management. To validate the failover cluster configuration 1. 4. and storage meets a set of specific requirements for failover clusters. Validation helps you confirm that the configuration of your servers. 3. Repeat the process for each server that you want to include in the cluster. click Add Features. Follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the installation of the feature. Step 3: Validate the cluster configuration Before creating a cluster. under Features Summary. and then click Install. When the wizard finishes. confirm that the action it displays is what you want. In the Add Features Wizard. we strongly recommend that you validate your configuration. 5.In Server Manager. (If the User Account Control dialog box appears. click Failover Clustering. click Start.

. Confirm that Failover Cluster Management is selected and then. in the center pane under Management. click Validate a Configuration.2.

. Any IP address information that is not automatically supplied by your DHCP settings. and then click Continue. click Start. run all tests before creating a cluster. click Start. and then click Failover Cluster Management. confirm that the action it displays is what you want. and then run the tests. Steps for configuring a two-node file server cluster To configure a two-node file server failover cluster. and then click Continue. you run the Create Cluster wizard. click the plus sign next to the cluster that you created to expand the items underneath it. to view a report of the tasks the wizard performed.html where SystemRoot is the folder in which the operating system is installed (for example. Follow the instructions in the wizard to specify: y y y 3. 3. After the wizard runs and the Summary page appears.) 2. click More about cluster validation tests. see SystemRoot\Cluster\Reports\Validation Report date and time. (If the User Account Control dialog box appears.) 2. click View Report and read the test results. and then click Failover Cluster Management. in the center pane under Management. In the console tree. To open the failover cluster snap-in. The servers to include in the cluster. Confirm that Failover Cluster Management is selected and then. (If the User Account Control dialog box appears. To fully validate your configuration. follow these steps: To configure a two-node file server failover cluster 1. As necessary. While still on the Summary page. if the cluster that you created is not displayed. Step 4: Create the cluster To create a cluster. 6. right-click Failover Cluster Management. The name of the cluster. To view the results of the tests after you close the wizard. make changes in the configuration and rerun the tests. click Manage a Cluster. The Summary page appears after the tests run. To run the Create Cluster wizard 1. To open the failover cluster snap-in. click Create a cluster. To view Help topics that will help you interpret the results. 5.3. click Administrative Tools. 4. C:\Windows). click Administrative Tools. In the console tree. confirm that the action it displays is what you want. click View Report. Follow the instructions in the wizard to specify the two servers and the tests. and then select the cluster you want to configure.

click Finish. to view a report of the tasks the wizard performed. then under Networks. a network intended only for iSCSI). If the clustered servers are connected to a network that is not to be used for network communication in the cluster (for example. 11. Under Actions. . make sure Services and Applications is expanded. Under Actions (on the right). After the wizard runs and the Summary page appears. and then click Next. Review the text on the first page of the wizard. click Properties. and then click next. To close the wizard. and then click Do not allow the cluster to use this network. Click Services and Applications. 6. right-click that network. Click OK. 7. and then select the clustered file server that you just created. In the console tree. 12.4. click View Report. Follow the instructions in the wizard to specify the following details: A name for the clustered file server Any IP address information that is not automatically supplied by your DHCP settings²for example. Click File Server. click Add a shared folder. 10. click Configure a Service or Application. a static IPv4 address for this clustered file server The storage volume or volumes that the clustered file server should use y y y 9. 8. 5.

If it does not. 13. When prompted. 15.Access-based enumeration. This is the same wizard that you would use to provision a share on a nonclustered file server. Follow the instructions in the wizard to specify the following settings for the shared folder: Path and name. y y y y 14. After completing the wizard. The settings include: . Advanced settings for the SMB protocol (optional). for support of UNIX-based clients (optional).Offline settings (caching). click Move this service or application to another node.User limits. To perform a basic test of failover. and click the available choice of node. described in Shared folders in a failover cluster Whether the NFS protocol will be used. confirm that the clustered file server comes online. review the state of the networks and storage and correct any issues. confirm your choice. right-click the clustered file server. Then right-click the new clustered file server and click Bring this service or application online. SMB is used by Windows-based clients. . . NTFS permissions (optional).The Provision a Shared Folder Wizard appears. Steps to create a cluster Go to Start>Failover cluster management The new MMC Snap-In for Failover Clustering Management appears: .

hit Next and the fun begins. hit the link Create a Cluster . . Just put the name and hit add for each one of them. This is where you will enter the servers that will participate in your soon-to-be-formed cluster. with some useful information regarding clustering. and the Create Cluster Wizard appears.Select create a cluster Creating a Cluster So. After reading.

and the new validation screen appears. asking if you want to validate your configuration Select yes to validate the configuration Hit Next and it starts the validate configuration .Once you are done listing your hit Next.

even the IP addresses! Hit Next.A copy of this report is stored in your %windir%\cluster\reports directory if you need to access it later. your cluster name. So here it is finally. This is how everybody will acces this cluster and hit Next. with our cluster name. the nodes that will participate on it. . So we get to a review page.

Some time passes by. some messages. After the cluster installation has finished the Failover cluster management will be as shown in below . you go back to our Cluster Control Panel. some blue bar filling up and click on finish We created a new cluster! You can even check a detailed report with the View Report button. When you press Finish. with our twonode cluster created and ready to configure a highly-available service or application.

. log files. Steps for installing Active and Passive Mailbox Requirements: y y y A public network interface for normal network operations A private network interface for the cluster heartbeat Shared disk storage for the database. and cluster quorum disk Once the failover cluster has been configured we can install Exchange Server 2007 on the first node. You will notice that a clustered mailbox server cannot co-exist with any other server role. Run setup as normal. Since cluster in the primary requirement for Active and passive mailbox installation. and when selecting the roles to install choose ³Active Clustered Mailbox Role´ as the server role.After finished creating the cluster successfully we shall proceed with installing the Active and passive mailbox role.

. this time choosing ³Passive Clustered Mailbox Role´. give the cluster an IP address. give the cluster a name. Finally. and specify a path for the database files.Choose ³Single Copy Cluster´ as the cluster type. Once the active node is installed repeat the setup process on the passive cluster node. Exchange setup will configure all of the required cluster groups and resources for the underlying failover cluster automatically. The database path must be on a shared cluster disk.

Exchange cluster operations such as moving the cluster group to another node should be performed in the Exchange Management Shell. True Unchanged Although the CMS is configured as part of the Microsoft Cluster Service it should not be administered using Cluster Admin (cluadmin. Instead.. {} {exchmailbox1..exe). For example.com Online {EXCHMAILBOX1 <Active. exchmail.. [Y] Yes [A] Yes to All [N] No [?] Help (default is "Y"):y [L] No to All [S] Suspend . [PS] C:>Move-ClusteredMailboxServer cmdlet Move-ClusteredMailboxServer at command pipeline position 1 Supply values for the following parameters: Identity: exchcms TargetMachine: exchmailbox2 MoveComment: Testing Confirm Are you sure you want to perform this action? Moving clustered mailbox server "exchcms" to target node "exchmailbox2" with move comment "Testing".. {} {exchmailbox1. exchmail. [PS] C:>Get-StorageGroup Name ---First Storage Group Second Storage Group First Storage Group Server -----EXCHMAILBOX EXCHMAILBOX EXCHCMS Replicated ---------None None None You can view the status of the CMS using the Exchange Management Shell.. [PS] C:>Get-ClusteredMailboxServerStatus Identity ClusteredMailboxServerName State OperationalMachines FailedResources OperationalReplicationHostNames FailedReplicationHostNames InUseReplicationHostNames IsValid ObjectState : : : : : : : : : : EXCHCMS EXCHCMS...Managing a Single Copy Cluster For most Exchange administrative tasks the clustered mailbox server will appear like any other mailbox server. the storage group will show up as with any other mailbox server.contoso.

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