Installing Auto Accept Agent


Topic Last Modified: 2006-07-18

This topic explains how to install Auto Accept Agent, and how to verify that Auto Accept Agent is registered as a Component Object Model (COM+) component.

When you run the Auto Accept Agent installation wizard, Auto Accept Agent installs on your computer and registers as a COM+ component.

For information about how to uninstall Auto Accept Agent, see How to Uninstall Auto Accept Agent.

You can download Auto Accept Agent from the Tools for Exchange Server 2003 page at

To install Auto Accept Agent
  1. On the download page at, double-click Download to open the Windows Installer Package (AUTOACCEPT.MSI). Follow the instructions on the screen.

  2. In the Auto Accept Agent Installation Wizard, click Next on the Welcome page.

  3. On the End User License page, read the license agreement. If you agree to the terms, click I agree and then click Next.

  4. The default directory in which Auto Accept Agent installs is \Exchsrvr\Agents\AutoAccept. You can change this default. Click Next. Auto Accept Agent installs.

  5. Select Run as Local System (available only if you are running Microsoft Windows Server 2003) or This user. If you select This user, specify the credentials for Auto Accept Agent by providing the username under which Auto Accept Agent will run, the password for this account, and the domain for this account. Click OK.

After you have installed Auto Accept Agent, verify that it has been registered as a COM+ component.

To verify that Auto Accept Agent is registered as a COM+ component
  1. Start Component Services.

  2. Expand Console Root, Component Services, Computers, My Computer, and then click COM+ Applications.

  3. In the details pane, verify that Auto Accept Agent is present. If Auto Accept Agent was installed to run as Local System, it will also appear in the Services snap-in.

When you install Auto Accept Agent in a clustered environment, you must consider the following:

  • You must install Auto Accept Agent on all nodes.

  • Installation does not block on the shared disk. If you install Auto Accept Agent on the shared disk, you cannot register mailboxes.

  • You must register resource mailboxes on the node that owns the resource mailbox store.

  • Each node has a local configuration file. Mailbox-specific configuration settings must be kept up-to-date on all nodes to ensure that meeting request processing does not change after failover.