Follow the steps below to correctly configure your Exchange Server 2007 SP1 email server for general use. Note that for this document we are assuming you are installing Exchange 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 64-Bit. * Pre-Installation Checklist
* Install Windows Server 2008 64-bit version
* Configure your static IP address
* Activate Auto Updates
* Add role - Active Directory Services
* Add role - Active Directory Lightweight Services
* Add feature - Windows Process Activation Service
* Add role - Web Server (IIS)
* Add feature - PowerShell
* Roles / Features NOT to install
* Installing Exchange Server 2007
* Allow access to your Exchange Server
* Adding E-Mail Users
* Add your own internet domain to the “Accepted Domains” list * Configure a send connector for outgoing emails
* Assign email addresses to users in the active directory * Configure Transport Settings under Global Settings
Make sure you have all of the following steps in place before you setup Exchange Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008 64-Bit. For simplicity we are assuming you are setting up a small office where one machine will be used for both the Active Directory and the Exchange Server. This setup works just fine and reduces the number of machines to maintain. If you have a larger office you may want to consider separating the Active Directory machine and the Exchange 2007 Server. Install Windows Server 2008 64-bit version
Exchange 2007 is a 64-bit application and requires 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008. You should select a computer that is capable of running the 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003 or 2008. For this example we will start with a clean installation of Windows Server 2008 64-bit version that has not had any roles installed. After installing Windows Server 2008, we set the clock and the name of the server to be "EX2007". At this point this server is configured to be a stand-alone computer with default settings.
Configure Your Static IP Address
The default installation of Windows 2008 sets your IP v4 and IP v6 addresses to use DHCP. Since we will be configuring this computer to be a domain controller, you must change the IP address of the computer to be a static IP address. To change your IP address, click on "View Network Connections" in the Server Manager screen. This will display the list of active network interfaces.
Double-click on your network adaptor to display the adaptors status.
Press the Properties button.
Highlight "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and press the Properties button.
Change the radio button to "Use the following IP address" and enter an IP address you want to use for this server. In our example, we chose to assign this server the internal IP address "192.168.1.25". We also have a firewall appliance that operates as a gateway at the IP address "192.168.1.1". NOTE: It is important to include this computer in the DNS list. You should list the IP address of this computer as the first entry in the list of DNS servers. In the "Alternate DNS server" field, enter the IP address of a DNS server provided by your ISP. Press OK to save your changes.
Now you will need to modify the support for IP v6. If your network uses IP v6, then you will need to select "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)" and press the Properties button. Enter a static address. If you are not using IP v6, you can leave the IP v6 set to the default setting of DHCP. NOTE: Exchange requires that IP V6 be enabled. Even if you do not use IP V6 you must leave it enabled. During the setup of Active Directory, the Active Directory Setup Wizard will check that both IP v4 and IP v6 have static addresses as long as the IP v4 address is static you can continue the installation. DO NOT DISABLE IP V6 or else the...