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How to Install the Passive Clustered Mailbox Role in a CCR Environment on Windows Server 2008

 

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

Topic Last Modified: 2007-10-30

This topic explains how to install a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) clustered mailbox server (CMS) on the passive node in a cluster continuous replication (CCR) environment that is running on the Windows Server 2008 operating system. For detailed steps about how to install CCR on Windows Server 2003, see Installing Cluster Continuous Replication on Windows Server 2003.

You can install the Mailbox server role on Windows Server 2008 and create a CMS by using the command-line version of Setup (Setup.com) or by using the Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Setup wizard (Setup.exe).

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the Exchange Server Administrator role. For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange 2007, see Permission Considerations.

  1. Ensure that the Windows Firewall service is running. Windows Firewall does not need to be enabled, but the Windows Firewall service must be running.

  2. Open a Command Prompt window, navigate to the installation files, and then run the following command:

    Setup.com /roles:Mailbox
    
    importantImportant:
    If you need to place the program files in an alternate location, you can add /targetdir:<Path> to the command to specify the location. If you specify a path, it must match the path used by the active node.
  3. After Setup has completed successfully, a message appears indicating that a restart is required. Close the Command Prompt window, and then restart the node to complete the installation.

  1. Open Windows Explorer, navigate to the Exchange installation files, and then run the following command:

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

  3. 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.

  4. On the Error Reporting page, review the information, make your selection, and then click Next.

  5. 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.

  6. On the Server Role Selection page, select Passive Clustered Mailbox Role. This automatically selects the Management Tools role, and the other roles are unavailable. 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 Readiness Checks page, the status appears as the checks are performed. After the checks complete successfully, click Install. If the checks fail with any errors, you must correct the issues that are identified, and then you can restart the installation.

  8. The Progress page shows the steps that Setup performs. When all steps have completed, clear the Finalize installation using the Exchange Management Console check box, and then click Finish.

  9. A message appears indicating that a restart is required. Click OK to acknowledge this message.

  10. After installation and configuration are complete, you are returned to the initial Setup page to download Exchange updates and complete the setup on this node. Click Step 5: Get Critical Updates for Microsoft Exchange to download any available updates. When complete, click the Close button.

  11. Restart the node to complete the installation.

    After Exchange 2007 is installed on the passive node, the next step is to optionally enable one or more mixed cluster networks for continuous replication. For detailed steps about how to enable a cluster network for continuous replication, see How to Enable Redundant Cluster Networks for Log Shipping and Seeding on Windows Server 2008.

 
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