How to set up Exchange 2000

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SUMMARY

This article describes the basic functionality of Setup and how to install Exchange 2000 on a Microsoft Windows 2000 domain controller or global catalog server, and on a Windows 2000 member server. The following topics are discussed:
  • Hardware requirements
  • Software requirements
  • Pre-installation tasks
  • Installation instructions

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Hardware Requirements

  • Intel Pentium 166 megahertz (MHz) or faster
  • At least 128 megabytes (MB) Random Access Memory (RAM)
  • NTFS partition with at least 4 gigabytes (GB) of available disk space for Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with the latest service pack and security updates
  • Exchange 2000 Server with the latest service pack and security updates

Pre-Installation Tasks

  • By default, Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0 (IIS) is installed with Windows 2000 Server. Verify that both Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) have been installed. (In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs, and then click Add/Remove Windows Components to see what components are installed.)
  • A Domain Name System (DNS) server must be installed and properly configured for your Active Directory Domain. Preferably, DNS should be set for Dynamic Updates. You can test much of the functionality of DNS by installing and running the Netdiag utility from the Windows 2000 Server CD-ROM. To do so, on the Windows 2000 Server CD-ROM, go to the Support section, and then go to the Tools section. Locate and run the Netdiag utility. For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    291382 Frequently asked questions about Windows 2000 DNS and Windows Server 2003 DNS
    300202 How to configure DNS for Internet access in Windows 2000
  • Windows 2000 Active Directory must be installed and properly configured for your Exchange installation to succeed. You can test the functionality of Active Directory by installing and running the DCDiag utility on your Windows 2000 Domain Controllers. To do so, on the Windows 2000 Server CD-ROM, go the Support section, and then go the Tools section. Locate and run the DCDiag utility on your Windows 2000 Domain Controllers.
  • At least one Windows 2000 subnet must be configured for the domain if there is more than one site.
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server must be installed on a computer that is a member of a domain and not in a workgroup. To verify that a computer is a member of a domain, right-click My Computer, click Properties, and check the Domain field on the Network Identification page.

Installation Instructions

These instructions explain:
  • How to prepare the forest.
  • How to prepare the domain.
  • How to install Exchange 2000.
NOTE: These instructions assume you have completed the pre-installations tasks.

How to Prepare the Forest

To run ForestPrep, you must be a member of the Enterprise Admins and Schema Admins security groups. Also, you must have administrative rights on the computer on which ForestPrep runs. If you do not belong to the Schema Admins and Enterprise Admins security groups, you must request that someone who does run ForestPrep in the domain where the schema master resides. By default, the schema master runs on the first Windows 2000 domain controller installed in a forest.

ForestPrep accomplishes different tasks depending on whether you are installing Exchange 2000 into an organization where Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 is running or if you are creating a new Exchange 2000 organization. If you are creating a new Exchange 2000 organization in a forest, running ForestPrep:
  • Extends the Active Directory schema to include Exchange-specific information. This affects the entire forest and, depending on the size of Active Directory, may take a considerable amount of time to replicate changes throughout the forest.
  • Prompts for and creates the Exchange 2000 organization name and object in Active Directory. When Exchange 2000 is installed, provided that you run DomainPrep in each domain where Exchange 2000 is to be installed, Setup queries Active Directory for configuration information. This simplifies deployment of Exchange 2000 throughout the forest.
  • Assigns Exchange Full Administrative permissions to the account that you specify. This account has the authority to install Exchange 2000 throughout the forest. Also, after the first installation of Exchange 2000, you can use this account to run Administration Delegation Wizard, which configures Exchange-specific roles for administrators across the forest.
To run ForestPrep in a forest with no earlier versions of Exchange:
  1. Insert the Exchange 2000 compact disc (CD) into your CD-ROM drive.
  2. One the Start menu, click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type driveletter\setup\i386\setup /forestprep, where driveletter is your CD-ROM drive.
  4. On the Welcome page, click Next.
  5. On the End User License Agreement (EULA) page, read the EULA, and if you agree to the terms, click I agree, and then click Next.
  6. On the Product Identification page, type the 25-digit CD key that is on the back of the product CD, and then click Next.
  7. On the Component Selection page, verify that the action next to Exchange 2000 Server is ForestPrep, and then click Next.
  8. On the Installation Type page, click Create a new Exchange 2000 Organization.
  9. On the Organization Name page, type the name of your new organization. Remember that after you type a name for your Exchange 2000 organization, you cannot change it.
  10. On the Exchange 2000 Administrator Account page, type the name of the user or group that is responsible for installing Exchange 2000. The account that you specify will also have permission to create all levels of Exchange 2000 administrator accounts with the Exchange Administrative Delegation Wizard. Click Next.
  11. When ForestPrep begins, a prompt asks you to verify the schema update. Click OK.
  12. On the Completion page, click Finish.
If you are running ForestPrep in a forest that is running Exchange Server 5.5 or earlier, running ForestPrep:
  • Extends the Active Directory schema to include Exchange-specific information. This will affect the entire forest and depending on the size of Active Directory, may take a considerable amount of time.
  • Creates the Exchange 2000 organization object in the Active Directory schema based on configuration information from your Exchange Server 5.5 organization.
  • Assigns Exchange Full Administrative account permissions to the account that you specify. This account will have the authority to install Exchange 2000 throughout the forest. Also, after the first installation of Exchange 2000, you can use this account to run the Exchange Administration Delegation Wizard, which configures Exchange-specific roles for administrators across the forest. You may want to consider granting the existing Exchange Server 5.5 administrator these permissions.
To run ForestPrep in a forest with earlier versions of Exchange:

Note To join an existing Exchange Server 5.5 organization when you are running ForestPrep, you must first install the Active Directory Connector (ADC) from the Exchange 2000 Server CD, or preferably, from the most recent Exchange 2000 service pack.
  1. One the Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type driveletter\setup\i386\setup /forestprep, where driveletter is your CD-ROM drive.
  3. On the Welcome page, click Next.
  4. On the End User License Agreement (EULA) page, read the EULA and if you agree to the terms, click I agree, and then click Next.
  5. On the Product Identification page, enter the 25-digit CD key that is located on a sticker on the back of the product CD, and then click Next.
  6. On the Component Selection page, verify that the action corresponding to the top most node, Exchange 2000 Server, says ForestPrep, and then click Next.
  7. On the Installation Type page, select Join or upgrade an existing Exchange 5.5 Organization.
  8. On the Select a Server in an Exchange 5.5 Organization page, type the computer name of a server that resides in an existing Exchange Server 5.5 site. You must install your first instance of Exchange 2000 Server into this Exchange Server 5.5 site. The server that you specify must be running Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack 3 (SP3).
  9. On the Exchange 2000 Administrator Account page, type the name of the user or group that will be responsible for installing Exchange 2000. This user or group will be able to create Exchange 2000 administrator accounts throughout the forest by using Exchange Administrative Delegation Wizard.
  10. On the Service Account page, type the account name and password for the existing Exchange Server 5.5 Service Account, and then click Next.
  11. After ForestPrep begins, you are prompted for verification to update the schema. Click OK.
  12. On the Completion page, click Finish.

How to Prepare the Domain

After you run ForestPrep, you must run DomainPrep in each domain where you want to install Exchange 2000. This includes the same domain where you ran ForestPrep. To run DomainPrep, your account must be a member of the Domain Admins security group for the domain and have administrative rights on the computer from which you are running DomainPrep. The procedure for running DomainPrep is the same whether or not your forest includes Exchange Server 5.5 or earlier versions. When you use the following procedure, DomainPrep:
  • Prompts for the address list server that is responsible for this domain.
  • Creates the global security group, Domain EXServers.
  • Creates the domain local security group, All Exchange Servers.
  • Adds the Domain EXServers group to the All Exchange Servers group.
  • Grants appropriate rights to the address list server.
To run DomainPrep in a domain:
  1. Insert the Exchange 2000 compact disc into your CD-ROM drive. You can run DomainPrep on any computer that is running Windows 2000 Server in the domain.
  2. One the Start menu, click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type driveletter\setup\i386\setup /DomainPrep, where driveletter is your CD-ROM drive.
  4. On the Welcome page, click Next.
  5. On the End User License Agreement (EULA) page, read the EULA, and if you agree to the terms, click I agree, and then click Next.
  6. On the Product Identification page, enter the 25-digit CD key that is located on a sticker on the back of the product CD, and then click Next.
  7. On the Component Selection page, verify that the action corresponding to the top most node, Exchange 2000 Server, says DomainPrep, and then click Next.
  8. On the Completion page, click Finish.

How to Install Exchange 2000

To install Exchange 2000 in a forest with no earlier versions of Exchange:
  1. Insert the Exchange 2000 compact disc into your CD-ROM drive. The Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server page should automatically appear. If the page does not automatically appear:
    1. On the Start menu, click Run.
    2. Click Browse, and then click Setup.exe from the i386 directory on your Exchange 2000 CD.
    3. Click Open, and then click OK.
  2. On the Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server page, click the Setup tab, and then click Exchange Server Setup.
  3. On the Welcome page, click Next.
  4. On the End User License Agreement (EULA) page, read the EULA, and if you agree to the terms, click I agree, and then click Next.
  5. On the Product Identification page, enter the 25-digit CD key that is located on a sticker on the back of the product CD, and then click Next.
  6. On the Component Selection page, click the node in the Action column that corresponds with the component that you want to install, and then click Install.
  7. To change the drive location of the installation, click Microsoft Exchange, and then click Change Folder. For information about available drives and their corresponding available disk space, click Disk Information.
  8. On the Licensing Agreement page, read the Per Seat licensing agreement. To continue, click I Agree, and then click Next.
  9. On the Installation Summary page, verify your information, and then click Next.
  10. On the Completion page, click Finish.
To install Exchange 2000 in a forest with earlier versions of Exchange:
  1. Insert the Exchange compact disc into your CD-ROM drive. The Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 page should automatically appear. If the page does not automatically appear:
    1. On the Start menu, click Run.
    2. Click Browse, and then click Setup.exe from the i386 folder on your Exchange 2000 CD.
    3. Click Open, and then click OK.
  2. On the Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 page, click the Setup tab, and then click Exchange Server Setup.
  3. On the Welcome page, click Next.
  4. On the Component Selection page, click Action next to the component that you want to install, and then click Install.
  5. To change the drive location of the installation, click the top node, click Microsoft Exchange, and then click Change Folder. For information about available drives and their corresponding available space, click Disk Information.
  6. On the Licensing Agreement page, read the Per Seat licensing agreement. To continue, click I Agree, and then click Next.
  7. On the Administrative Groups page, click the administrative group that corresponds to the Exchange Server 5.5 site name where the computer that you specified in ForestPrep resides, and then click Next.
  8. On the Routing Groups page, click the routing group that corresponds to the Exchange Server 5.5 site name where the computer that you specified in ForestPrep resides, and then click Next.
  9. On the Installation Summary page, verify your information, and then click Next.
  10. On the completion page, click Finish.

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Article ID: 262068 - Last Review: October 26, 2007 - Revision: 5.3
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