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How to Install the Passive Clustered Mailbox Role in a CCR Environment on Windows Server 2003

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2008-05-13

This topic explains how to use the command-line version of Setup (Setup.com) or the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Setup wizard (Setup.exe) to install the Mailbox server role on the passive node in a cluster continuous replication (CCR) environment on Windows Server 2003.

You can perform this procedure before or after the Mailbox server role has been installed on the active node. For detailed steps that explain how to install the Mailbox server role on the active node, see How to Install the Active Clustered Mailbox Role in a CCR Environment on Windows Server 2003.

To install the Mailbox server role, the account you use must be delegated the Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server. For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange 2007, see Permission Considerations.

  1. Open a Command Prompt window, and then navigate to the Exchange installation files.

  2. Run the following command:

    Setup.com /roles:Mailbox
    
    importantImportant:
    If you used the /targetdir option for Setup to specify the path for the installation files when installing the active node, you must also use the /targetdir path with the command when installing the passive node, and the path you specify must match on both nodes.
  3. A message appears indicating a restart is required prior to placing the server in production. Restart the node to complete the installation.

    After the node is restarted, the next step is to tune failover and mount settings for the clustered mailbox server (CMS). For detailed steps about how to do this, see How to Tune Failover and Mount Settings for Cluster Continuous Replication.

  1. Navigate to the Exchange installation files.

  2. Run the following command:

    Setup.exe
    
    noteNote:
    If you installed the necessary prerequisite packages, you can click Step 4: Install Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 to proceed with the installation.
  3. The Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Setup wizard appears. On the Introduction page, review the information and click Next.

  4. On the License Agreement page, review the license agreement. If you accept the terms, select I accept the terms in the license agreement, and then click Next.

  5. On the Error Reporting page, review the information and make your selection. Click Next.

  6. On the Installation Type page, select Custom Exchange Server Installation. Optionally, select the location for the Exchange installation files. If you specify a path, it must match the path used by the active node. Click Next.

  7. On the Server role selection page, select Passive Clustered Mailbox Role. This automatically selects the Management Tools role, and the other roles are unavailable. You have the option of changing the path for the Exchange installation files again. If you specify a path, it must match the path used by the active node. Click Next.

  8. On the Readiness Checks page, the status will appear as the checks are performed. When the checks complete successfully, review any warnings that appear, and then click Install. If any checks fail with an error, you must correct the issues that are identified, and then you can restart the installation process.

  9. The Progress page shows the steps that will be performed. Progress is shown as these steps are processed. Completion status is provided as each step completes. When all steps complete successfully, clear the check box for Finalize installation using the Exchange Management Console, and then click Finish.

  10. A message appears indicating a restart is required prior to placing the server in production. Click OK to acknowledge this message.

  11. After installation and configuration are complete, you are brought back to the initial Setup page. Optionally, click Step 5: Get Critical Updates for Microsoft Exchange to download any available updates.

  12. Click Close to exit Setup.exe, and if a message appears, click Yes to confirm.

  13. After Setup has completed, restart the node.

    After the node has been restarted, the next step is to tune failover and mount settings for the CMS. For detailed steps about how to do this, see How to Tune Failover and Mount Settings for Cluster Continuous Replication.

 
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