How to Install the Security Configuration Wizard

Exchange 2007

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


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

Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-13

This topic explains how to install the Security Configuration Wizard (SCW). The SCW is a tool that was introduced with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1. The SCW automates security best practices to reduce the attack surface for a server.

You must perform this procedure on each Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 server to which you want to apply a SCW security policy by using the SCW.

To run the following procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server

To perform the following procedures on a computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed, you must log on by using an account that is a member of the local Administrators group on that computer.

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

  1. In Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs.

  2. Click Add/Remove Windows Components to start the Windows Components Wizard.

  3. In the Windows Components dialog box, select the Security Configuration Wizard check box, and then click Next.

  4. Wait for the installation to complete, and then click Finish.

To open the SCW after you perform this procedure, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Security Configuration Wizard.