Install a new Windows server on 64-bit hardware for Exchange Server 2007. Both Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 can be used for Exchange Server 2007 without making much difference to the rest of the transition, so you can choose to install any of the following operating system versions:
- Windows Server 2003 64-bit Standard/Enterprise with Service Pack 2
- Windows Server 2003 64-bit Standard/Enterprise R2 with Service Pack 2
- Windows Server 2008 64-bit Standard/Enterprise
Make sure the server has a static IP address, is a member of the domain, and has run a Windows Update.
Windows Server 2003 operating system pre-requisites
If you chose Windows Server 2003 the following Windows Components and additional software must be installed.
IIS 6.0 installed with the following components configured:
- Network COM+ access
- World Wide Web service
- ASP.NET 2.0
Note: NNTP and SMTP must not be installed with IIS.
- Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (904639)
- Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (918980)
- Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 with Service Pack 1
- Microsoft Windows PowerShell 1.0
- Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0
Windows Server 2008 operating system pre-requisites
If you chose Windows Server 2008 the following roles and features must be installed using the ServerManagerCMD.exe command.
ServerManagerCmd –i PowerShell Web-Server Web-ISAPI-Ext Web-Metabase Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console Web-Basic-Auth Web-Digest-Auth Web-Windows-Auth Web-Dyn-Compression RPC-over-HTTP-proxy RSAT-ADDS