Messaging Server Installation Wizard

After Windows Server 2008 is installed, the Messaging Server Installation Wizard installs Windows EBS on the Messaging Server.

Before you can install Windows EBS on the Messaging Server, you must finish installing Windows EBS on both the Management Server and the Security Server.

For detailed installation instructions, see:

Wizard pages


Page Details

Choose the network adapter

Click the network adapter on the Messaging Server that you will use to connect to your internal network (LAN).

For more information about choosing the network adapter, see:

How Do I Choose a Network Adapter?

Choose temporary IP address

Configure temporary IP address settings to use during the installation to connect to the Microsoft Update Web site for critical updates and to connect to the computers that already exist on your network.

Later in the wizard, you will reconfigure these settings to the final IP address settings for the Messaging Server. At that time the temporary settings are discarded.

For more information about connectivity settings to get critical updates, see:

Establish Temporary Internet Connectivity

Critical updates installed

Review the status of the installation of critical updates from Microsoft Update.

Join the Active Directory domain

Type the Active Directory domain name for the domain that your Management Server is joined to.

Type the user name and password for an account with administrator's rights on this domain, and then click Join domain. The server restarts. When you log on again, the wizard displays the Progress of joining the domain page.

Check the environment

The Installation Wizard checks several aspects of your environment to ensure that the installation can finish successfully.

Set the internal network IP address

Review the recommended IP address settings for the Messaging Server (or you can manually configure the settings). In most cases, it is recommended that you click Use the recommended network settings.

For more information about IP addresses in the Windows EBS network, see:

How Do I Choose Network Adapter Addresses?

Choose a volume for storing data

Choose a disk volume to store the data for your applications.

Click Disk Management if you need to format a hard disk drive, create a partition, or perform other disk management tasks.

For more information about data storage locations in Windows EBS, see:

Storage for System Files and Application Data

Review the Messaging Server installation

Before installing Windows EBS on the Messaging Server, the wizard lists all of the settings that you have entered. Click Install to begin the installation process, or return to a previous page to make changes.

The Progress of Messaging Server installation page displays progress bars to show you how the installation is proceeding. Depending on the settings that you chose, the server may automatically restart several times during the installation process.

Choose optional updates

If you did not choose to automatically install optional updates, you can choose whether to install the most recent updates for all of your installed server roles:

  • Click Install updates to install the most recent updates.
  • Click Finish to complete installation on the server without updates.