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  • Can i install Exchange Server 2007 and Active directory role on same server

    I am deploying a test enviroment of Exchange Server.

    My question is that can i install Exchange Server 2007 on a Virtual Machine with Windows Server 2003 R2, 2 GB RAM and 80 GB HDD.

    I also want information about intalling Active directory role on the same server.

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    Re: Can i install Exchange Server 2007 and Active directory role on same server

    you can, yes. however, it's not recommended and could cause you problems down the lin eif you try to change things.

    also, be aware that you may need an x64 version of Server 2003.
    this is only a test environment, so Exchange 2007 can be x32 if you want for evaluation purposes.

    if you plan to make this your live environment at some point, I woulnd't do things this way.


    active directory isn't installed as a "role" so much in 2003. You just need to run DCPromo.
    if you want more information on how to dcpromo, you'll find plenty of information on the things to consider at this link:
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      Re: Can i install Exchange Server 2007 and Active directory role on same server

      Dear tehcamel,

      Thanks for reply. I know ADS, i just want to confirm that is it ok to have both Exchange 2007 server and Active directory on the same server.

      I just want to test it with around 10 users.

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        Re: Can i install Exchange Server 2007 and Active directory role on same server

        SBS 2008 is basically Exchange and domain controller on the same box so it will not be a problem. Although it is going to be a very poorly performing test with 2gb of RAM - even my home test systems have 4gb of RAM.

        80gb is going to be tight on disk space as well.

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