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Windows Server 2003 32-bit R2 media needed to prep a non-R2 domain before first 64-bit R2 DC can be promoted

In one of life’s “chicken and egg” situations I recently encountered the issue of promoting a Windows Server 2003 64-bit R2 server to be a Domain Controller in an environment with only Windows Server 2003 32-bit (non-R2) servers as existing Domain Controllers. DCPromo will tell you that the Forest has not been prepared for the […]

February 19, 2009

Installing Exchange Server 2007 pre-requisites on Windows Server 2008

The Windows Server 2008 ServerManagerCmd.exe tool makes installing the Exchange Server 2007 pre-requisites a snap.  In this example I am installing the pre-requisites for a typical Exchange Server 2007 installation (Mailbox Server, Client Access Server, Hub Transport Server). The components are installed using ServerManagerCmd.exe.  The following commands can be executed in a command shell to […]

March 27, 2008