How to install of server 03 and exchange 03

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Microsoft Exchange 2003
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I have to install server 03 and exchange 03, I dont know how to. I am not an IT person, my boss just selected me because I am a tech geek. So please can you help me!!!!!

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*** Updated on 11/20/2007 by Wrobinson ***

This is not an easy task, my friend but it is not the most difficult either. The good news is that Microsoft Windows and Exchange Server are fairly intuitive once you understand some basics. I recommend reviewing the Microsoft TechNet content on planning and designing, also deploying W2K3 and E2K3. There are a lot of things to take into consideration.

Before you even think about Exchange, make sure you are comfortable with setting up an Active Directory forest (if AD does not already exist) and DNS. See if your boss is willing to send you to training for two weeks (not necessarily consecutive) but you will need a week for each subject.

If you need more assistance finding out where to start, feel free to touch me up and I’ll be happy to help.

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Make your life 100 times easier and push him to purchase Windows 2003 Small Business Server. It makes installation a lot easier and has wizards for everything. My junior admin just did an install and it was super easy, The only down side is you can not join an existing domain and this server needs to be your domain controller.

Please let me know if you need any other assistance.

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  • Wrobinson
    KarlG, how can you make a recommendation like that without knowing anything about the organization and its requirements?
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  • HCream
    I would like to come to KarlG's defense. Microsoft's SBS is specifically designed for small companies without a full time IT stuff. And from Locklear's description his/her company does fit in this category. In addition, Locklear should order the system pre-install from vendors such as Dell or HP. This way they will have a properly configured system to start with. And Locklear can focus on tweaking & maintaining the system. Minimum risk & most efficient !
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