Don’t even get me started with my frustration with Microsoft with Exchange 2007. Like Vista, Exchange 2007 COULD have been the best version. With issues like no 32bit workstation support on release, no out of the box backup from Server 2008 etc.. I have been very disappointed Exchange 2007. Once you get the past the “work arounds” Exchange 2007 is actually a very nice system to work with.
Enough of the ranting. Here is how you can manage and Exchange 2007 server from a 32bit Workstation. * NOTE * You need just over 350MB of hard drive space to “Install Exchange 2007 Management Tools (32bit)”.
You have to:
2.) Run “E2K7SP1EN32.exe”
3.) This will ask you where you want to extract the files to. I selected C:\temp\Exch-07
4.) Open C:\temp\Exch-07
4.) Make sure to have installed:
- .net Framework 2.0
- Microsoft Management Console
- Microsoft PowerShell
- Reboot your machine once more after all these have been installed.
5.) Run Setup.exe
6.) Click on Step 4 – Install Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1
7.) Click Next
8.) Click “I Accept” and then “Next”.
9.) Click “No”. Click Next.
10.) Click “Custom Exchange Server Installation Type”, Choose Directory, and then “Next”.
11.) Choose Exchange Management Tools. Click “Next”.
12.) Everything should Go through OK. Click “Install”.
13.) Exchange 2007 Management tools 32bit should complete successfully
14.) Exchange 2007 Management Tools 32bit should open up and look like this. This was done on a Windows XP Workstation.