Installing Exchange 2007 SP3 on Windows Server 2008 R2

If you always run ahead, you’ll find that some products run faster than others. When you install Exchange 2007 SP3 on Windows Server 2008 R2 for example you’ll notice that the installation tells you to install some components in a pre-Windows 2008 R2 way, which is not functioning anymore. But Exchange 2007 IS supported on Windows 2008 R2 and here is how you make it work.

Open a PowerShell prompt and type the following commands:

  • Import-Module ServerManager
  • Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Metabase,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,Web-Dyn-Compression,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Digest-Auth,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy;

To be specific:

For Hub: Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS,Web-Metabase,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console

For CAS: Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Metabase,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,Web-Dyn-Compression,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Digest-Auth,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy

For Mailbox: Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-Metabase,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth;

For unified Messaging: Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS,Web-Metabase,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,Desktop-Experience;

For Edge: Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS,ADLDS;

For CAS and HUB: Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Metabase,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,Web-Dyn-Compression,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Digest-Auth,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy;

Now you can run the Exchange 2007 SP3 installation.

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