We are going to have the co-existing environment of Exchange to learn more about migration. So I am planning to install Exchange 2007 on Windows 2008.
In this article we are going to learn about how to install Windows server 2008 R2. Once we installed the server we will join it to the domain and install the Exchange 2007 server. Then we can learn about how to configure the Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 in detail and go for migration.
Let’s begin with the installation now. To install the Windows 2008 R2 server insert the setup cd and you will be able to see the following logo
After few seconds you will be able to see the install wizard. Choose the required option and click next
In the next wizard, you can either repair the previous installation or you can find more details about installation. Since we are going to install for the first time I am clicking the Install now.
You will see the setup is starting page.
Now you will get the following option. Select the version which you would like to install. I am selecting the Enterprise full installation.
In the next wizard we need to accept the license. Click next.
Here if you want to upgrade from the older version click upgrade option. In this article we are learning about new installation. Hence I am selecting the custom option.
In the page you can allocate the disc space for different partition. I am going to leave a single partition due to the lab environment.
Now the installation begins
After the installation the system will reboot automatically and you will see the following page
Later you need to set the password for the local admin account. So click on ok.
Enter the new password here
In the next window you will be informed that the password has been changed. Click ok.
After that you will be able to login to the windows server 2008 R2 machine. In the next article we are going to see how to join this computer to the domain and later we will install the Exchange 2007 server.
Hope you have learned something new today. If you have any questions feel free to get back to me.