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How to Start the Exchange Server Deployment Tools

 

Topic Last Modified: 2005-11-07

This topic explains how to start the Exchange Server 2003 deployment tools. The deployment tools are presented as a series of three checklists that help you prepare to deploy Exchange Server 2003 in your organization.

  • Before you begin to use the Exchange Server 2003 Deployment tools it is recommended that you download the latest deployment tools. For detailed instructions, see How to Download the Latest Deployment Tools for Exchange Server 2003.
  • When running the Exchange Server Deployment Tools, be sure to read each option carefully. Make sure the option you are selecting correctly corresponds to your current environment.
  • If your security settings in Internet Explorer are too restrictive, the Exchange Server Deployment Tools will not function correctly. If you are having difficulty using the Exchange Server Deployment Tools, try lowering your security settings in Internet Explorer.

To start the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Deployment Tools from a download
  1. Download the deployment tools and save them locally.

  2. Navigate to the local copy of the deployment tools.

  3. Double click exdeploy.hta.

    noteNote:
    .hta files are hidden. Therefore, be sure to enable the Show hidden files and folders option in Windows Explorer.
  4. Follow the step-by-step instructions in the Exchange Server Deployment Tools.

To start the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Deployment Tools from the CD
  1. Insert the Exchange Server 2003 CD into your CD-ROM drive.

  2. On the Welcome to Exchange Server 2003 Setup page, click Exchange Deployment Tools.

  3. If the Welcome to Exchange Server 2003 Setup page does not appear after you insert your CD, double-click Setup.exe, and then click Exchange Deployment Tools to begin.

  4. Follow the step-by-step instructions in the Exchange Server Deployment Tools.

 
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