Exchange Server 2010 – How to Install Exchange Management Tools

 

When you install an Exchange Server Role, the tools are installed along with it, but you might want to install the Exchange tools on a work station or on a member server in your environment. I’m on a Windows 7 box and I’ll do an installation of the Exchange Management Tools. This video is part of a full training course called EXCH2010: Designing and Implementing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

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Video transcript:
Exchange Server 2010 – How to Install Exchange Management Tools

When you install an Exchange Server Role, the tools are installed along with it, but you might want to install the Exchange tools on a work station or on a member server in your environment. I’m on a Windows 7 box and I’ll do an installation of the Exchange Management Tools.

Now, the first thing we need to do is go into the Control Panel and make sure that we've got all of the prerequisites required to get the tools on here.

I'm going to go into Programs and Features,

Then I’ll select, Turn Windows features on or off.

Now, I want to make sure that I've got the .NET framework, so just like on a server, we need the .NET framework 3.5.1.

We also need some IIS components, so under Internet Information Services, Web Management Tools, IIS‑6 Management Compatibility, we want to select the IIS‑6 Management Console.

Go ahead and hit "OK" here.

Now that the prerequisites are installed, we are ready to install the Exchange tools. So I still have the Exchange Media 2010 extracted on the C: drive. I'm just going to go into that folder and run setup.exe.

And I'll choose a language option, so I'll only install images from the DVD, and then, I'm going to do Install Microsoft Exchange on step four.

You're going to get the same screen that you normally would when you're doing a server install, so we'll hit Next on the introduction.

Accept the license agreement.

You can do the error reporting here. I'm going to stick with the defaults and hit Next.

Now, I'm going to do a custom installation.

Before moving on, one thing to point out is if I were installing the Exchange Management Tools on a server, I could actually checkmark this option to install "Windows Server Roles and Features."

As long as I have the .NET framework installed, I could select this and any other required components would be added for me. In Windows 7, I don't want to check this. This won't actually work because this is configured specifically for servers.

I’ll select Next and then select Management Tools.

Hit Next. This will double‑check my prerequisites, go through, do the installation, probably take about five to 10 minutes depending on the speed of my machine.

This will give me the Exchange Management Console and the Exchange Management Shell.

Installation is complete. Notice that it only took about three minutes so I've got a pretty fast work station here. If you look down at the bottom, you'll have an option that has a check mark where it's going to finalize the installation using the Exchange Management Console.

What that means is if you hit Finish here while this is checked, it's going to open the Exchange Management Console which is the graphical tool used to manage Exchange.

It's also going to strongly suggest that you run any updates before moving on.

For now, I'm going to say "Yes" to this.

You'll want to make sure that you're running the same patch levels on both your clients and your servers. As you can see, the tools are running on my Windows 7 box.

And keep in mind that we've deployed this to Windows 7 SP1. There might be some hot fixes if you're not up at Service Pack 1 that you'll need as a prerequisite for the Exchange tools.

But if you deploy on the latest and greatest operating and service pack, then all you'll need is the .NET 3.5.1 and those IIS components.

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