When installing Exchange Server 2007 roles there is different default behaviour between the GUI and the command line that you should be aware of.  Take a look at this screenshot.


In GUI mode when selecting any server role the Management Tools are selected by default.  However, if I were to install the Client Access Role using the command line…

setup /m:install /r:c

…only the Client Access Role would be installed and not the Management Tools. To install the Management Tools as well I would use this command line…

setup /m:install /r:c,t

There is a benefit to this behaviour in that it is not always necessary or desirable to install the Management Tools on every single Exchange server in a larger environment. However in most cases for ease of administration having the Management Tools installed everywhere can be a good thing.  As long as you are aware of this behaviour when planning command line or unattended installations you won’t get caught out.

Link: How to Install Exchange 2007 in Unattended Mode

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Paul Cunningham

Paul is a former Microsoft MVP for Office Apps and Services. He works as a consultant, writer, and trainer specializing in Office 365 and Exchange Server. Paul no longer writes for Practical365.com.


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