By: Quimada

1.) Install Server 2003 Enterprise or Standard Edition
2.) Optional – Update Server

3.) Make you Server as Active Directory Controller and Configure DNS (Don’t mind the File
Server and Application Server – that will be done later

4.) Install Pre Requisites For Exchange Server 2003 Open Add/Remove Programs control panel

Click Add/Remove Windows Components

Select Application Server and click Details


Double Click Internet Information Services (IIS) Scroll down and check the box next to NNTP and SMTP

Click OK twice and then click Next When prompted insert the CDs as requested Once the install is complete click Finish and close the Add/Remove programs control panel 5.) Install Exchange 2003 Next insert the Exchange 2003 CD Click Exit on the first page Click Exchange Deployment Tools .

You are now at the first page of the Exchange deployment tools Click "Deploy the first Exchange server" Click "New Exchange 2003 Installation" .

SMTP. and Wold Wide Web services are install together with ASP. .Be sure the NNTP .Net as mentioned in Step # 4.

This must be run by a user with Schema administrator permissions. Forest Prep will extend the AD Schema with the new classes and attributes that Exchange 2003 requires to operate. To proceed enter the path to the install CD in the box provided and click "Run ForestPrep now" .The next step is to run Forest prep.

If prompted about an incompatibility then select the checkbox to ignore the warning in the future and click “Continue” The Warning occurs because Exchange 2003 RTM needs upgrading to SP2 which we will install later. Once the install opens click “Next” .

The default is the account you are logged in as. If you are only logging in as a special schema admin account then you should select an .Agree to the license and click “Next” Note that only ForestPrep will be performed and that files will go in the default location C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr (this can be changed if required to place files on an Application drive) Click “Next” Select the account to be the first Exchange Full Administrator.

Click “Next” SCREENSHOT of ACCOUNT DETAILS MISSING ForestPrep is a fairly slow process that could take around 30mins on a slow network.account that will be used to admin Exchange. You will see several screens like the one below Once the process is complete click Finish . I will leave the default in place of Administrator.

Personally it is simplest to run it in all domains in the forest. This will need to be performed in the root domain and any others which will hold Exchange mailboxes. In a simple single domain forest proceed as follows: Enter the path to the Install files where requested and click “Run DomainPrep now”.Next move back to the deployment tools and check the box on the 6th step Now move onto the Domain Prep. .

On the welcome page click “Next” Accept the licence and click “Next” .

So long as you are not using the group for a valid reason remove the default membership of Authenticated users to remove the problem.Again note that only DomainPrep will be carried out and that you can change the file location if you want (Only change it if you changed the location for ForestPrep too) Click “Next” Early in the process you will likely be warned that your domain is insecure for mail-enabled groups with hidden DL membership. . Anyone in the Pre-Windows 2000 Compatible Access group can view this membership.

Click "OK" The DomainPrep is quick and shows the screen below whilst running Once complete click Finish .

Again enter the path to the install files and click “Run Setup Now” . You are now ready to install Exchange.Move back to the deployment tools and check the box of the 7th step. Move onto step 8.

You can choose which components to install. Generally .On the welcome page click “Next” Accept the licence and click “Next” This time check the install options carefully.

click “Next” As there is no Exchange org setup currently select to create one and click “Next” Name the org and click “Next” ( Mine is CTSMAIL) . Note also. Again you should do this if you changed the location for forest and domain prep. that you can change the file location. Once you are happy with your selections.the defaults are fine and that is what we shall stick with.

Agree to the licence and click “Next” Verify your choices and click “Next” .

The installation will progress .

When complete click Finish Now return to the deployment tools and check the box next to step 8.) Configuring Exchange Server Make sure that POP3 Service is Running . Click “Next” on the deployment tools bottom right hand corner 6.

Click Connector  New  Smtp Connector Then Put the configuration properly .

Configure Pop3 and SMTP Protocols .

Go to Active Directory Users and Computer and Add User . Now let’s try On Our Microsoft Outlook on another Computer be sure to add the Ip address of the Server on the DNS Area Enter the Display Name .com and smtp.ctsmail.On the DNS Side add the host pop3.

Put the Email Address .

Put the Incoming mail and Outgoing mail Server that you have configured earlier Put the account that you have added into the active directory users .

com to test if my server is working to finish the message just click send Now we have to enter another identity to configure another email address .This time I will send an email to test2@ctsmail.

Put name of that identity .

Then press yes to switch to the newly added identity Enter Credentials of user test2(be sure test2 is also added to the active directory users) just like what we did on test1 .

com Now Click Send\Recv Button .After successful adding of test2@ctsmail.

And that’s it you have successfully configured your new email server using Exchange Server 2003 .