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Exchange 2000 Installation and Configuration Resources

 

Where to Start

Compaq ProLiant Sizer for Exchange
Use the Compaq ProLiant Sizer for Exchange, available on the Compaq ActiveAnswers site, to determine the recommended configuration for Compaq servers. For details about other Compaq offers, please see the Compaq ActiveAnswers site Source: Compaq.com

Download the PowerMatch for Exchange Server Sizing Tool from the Dell Web Site
Dell and Microsoft have designed a sizing tool to easily match Exchange 2000 Server workload to a recommended configuration of Dell PowerEdge servers and PowerVault storage systems. Visit the Dell Web site for more information on Dell and Exchange. Source: Dell.com

Exchange 2000 Capacity Planning & Topology Calculator
Scalability is significantly affected by your deployment. Before making an accurate prediction of the scalability of an Exchange deployment, one needs to also consider: the software client used to access mail, the associated server transactions with that client, the hardware used in the deployment, and the physical deployment itself. This paper details these variables, in addition to outlining how to use this resource utilization model. Source: Microsoft.com

 

Installing Exchange Server
Active Directory and Exchange 2000 Interdependencies
Find out the Microsoft Active Directory© requirements for new Exchange 2000 customers©including those for customers migrating from Exchange 5.5 Server. Source: Microsoft.com

Configuring Exchange 2000 before Installing: The path less traveled
Have you ever wished that you could install Exchange 2000 Server your way? Do you wish that you could have all of your Administrative Groups and Routing Groups not only planned out on paper but configured and laid out in your domain or forest before actually installing the first Exchange 2000 Server? Well©you can! Source: MSExchange.org

Configuring Windows© 2000 Active Directory? for Exchange 2000
This seminar outlines the steps required to set-up the Windows© 2000 Active Directory? in preparation for deploying Exchange 2000. After completing these steps you will have a fully functional Windows 2000 Active Directory ready to host Exchange 2000. Source: Microsoft.com

Exchange 2000 Deployment on Compaq ProLiant Servers and StorageWorks
This paper, on the Microsoft TechNet Web site, examines the Microsoft Information Technology Group's deployment methodology of Exchange 2000 on Compaq ProLiant and StorageWorks technology from a hardware design, configuration, and optimization point of view. The paper's focus is on Microsoft ITG's Exchange 2000 Large Mailbox Server configuration. Source: Microsoft.com

How to Install Exchange 2000 Server on a Server in a Root Domain
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 236145 - To install Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server in a Windows 2000 root domain (or "parent" domain), the account used must be a member of the root domain Domain Admins group. 

How to Manually Remove an Exchange 2000 Installation
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 260378 - In some situations, you may need to remove Exchange 2000 from a server. The best way to do this is to re-run Setup and click the Remove option for the installed components. If this does not work, you may need to uninstall Exchange 2000 manually, as described in the "More Information" section. 

How to Roll Back a Failed Upgrade from Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 264309 - If an upgrade from Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange 2000 Server does not work, you may want to roll the server back to Exchange Server 5.5 completely to try again. 

How to Set Up Exchange 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 262068 - This article describes the basic functionality of Setup and how to install Exchange 2000 on a Microsoft Windows 2000 domain controller or global catalog server, and on a Windows 2000 member server. 

Installing Microsoft Exchange 2000 on a Windows 2000 Cluster: Step-by-Step Guide
This guide provides instructions for installing Exchange 2000 Server on a Windows 2000 two-node cluster. Read about the process of installing Exchange 2000 on a cluster, setting up an Exchange virtual server (EVS), creating the necessary resources for each EVS, and verifying failover capability. Source: Microsoft.com

Upgrading to Exchange 2000--the Move Mailbox Method
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 259712 - One way of upgrading to Microsoft Exchange 2000 is to move mailboxes from an existing Microsoft Exchange Server 4.0 or 5.x computer to an Exchange 2000 server. This method involves installing Exchange 2000 in the existing Exchange Server site. 

Upgrading to Exchange 2000--the Swing Upgrade Method
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 264879 - One way to upgrade to Exchange 2000 is to use the "swing" method. The swing method allows you the flexibility of the move mailbox method of upgrading, but does not require you to purchase new hardware for each existing server. 

Prerequisites for Upgrading Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange 2000 Server
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 259912 - You must meet certain prerequisites before you can upgrade from Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange 2000 Server. This article provides a brief overview of these prerequisites; this article does not provide a complete list of these prerequisites. 

Post Installation Configuration
Configuring Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server for the Internet
This article presents a recommended configuration for deploying Exchange 2000 Server for the Internet and is an article in the Exchange Up-to-Date series. By limiting your Internet access to one machine and restricting all incoming Internet messages to a single entry point, this configuration protects your intranet while allowing Internet access. It gives smaller organizations direct, protected Internet access without the overhead of a firewall.

Exchange 2000 Windows 2000 Connectivity Through Firewalls
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 280132 - This article describes how to install Exchange 2000 Server and Outlook Web Access 5.5 on computers that are isolated from their Microsoft Windows 2000 networks by a firewall and are in a demilitarized zone (DMZ) Ethernet environment. 

How to Assign a Server to a Routing Group
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 266725 - This article describes two methods to assign a server to a routing group. The first method explains how to assign the server during the installation of Microsoft Exchange 2000 and the second method explains how to assign the server after the installation process is finished. 

How to Configure Exchange 2000 Behind Proxy Server 2.0
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 276388 - This article describes how to configure Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server behind Proxy Server 2.0. The information in this article does not apply if Exchange 2000 is running on the same server as Proxy Server. The information in this article also does not apply to Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server. 

How to Create and Configure a Microsoft Mail Connector in Exchange 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 261326 - Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server and Microsoft Mail must be configured for the message transfer agent (MTA) to transfer mail. This article guides you through the basic setup. 

How to Install Instant Messaging Service
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 266643 - Instant Messaging Service provides a new means of communication between individuals that is immediate, interactive, and private. This article describes how to install and configure Instant Messaging on Exchange 2000 Server. This article assumes that you have a working knowledge of Exchange 2000 

How to Install the Key Management Server
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 267273 -  This article describes how to install Key Management server (KM server) on an Exchange 2000 Server computer. 

How to Install and Use the Exchange Server Archive Sink
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 254767 - This article provides information about the Exchange 2000 Archive Sink utility. 

How to Set Up and Use Chat Migration for Exchange 2000 Server
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 262210 - This article describes how to set up and use the chat migration feature of Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. This article covers: 

Installing the Exchange System Manager and 5.5 Administrator Program from Exchange 2000 CD
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 255891 - When you install the Exchange System Manager snap-in along with the Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Administrator program from the Exchange 2000 CD, Setup may fail. 

Moving the Exchange Databases in Exchange 2000
This article explains how you can move the Exchange 2000 Databases and/or the Exchange 2000 Transaction Log files to a different location.

 

Troubleshooting Exchange 2000 Installation Issues
Basic Troubleshooting for Exchange 2000 Installations
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 255869 - This article provides basic troubleshooting steps for installing Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. 

Can't Change Installation Path When Selecting Components During Setup
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 252078 - When you run the Microsoft Exchange 2000 Installation Wizard, you may not be able to change the installation path with the... 

Cannot Install Exchange System Manager When Logged On as a User
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 237405 - When you try to install the Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server System Manager Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in when you are logged on as a user, Setup fails with the following error messages:

Cannot Install Exchange Server 5.5 in a Mixed Site if Selecting an Exchange 2000 Server When Joining the Site
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 251817 - After you install an Exchange Server 5.5 computer and then join the Exchange Server 5.5 site with an Exchange 2000 server, intrasite replication is forced manually between the two servers. When you attempt to join an Exchange Server 5.5 com 

Cannot Install Exchange 2000 Server for First Time in Exchange Server 5.5 Site
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 273298 - When you attempt to install Exchange 2000 Server for the first time in an existing Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 site, the installation may not finish successfully and you may receive the following error message: 

Error Message Installing Exchange Server on a Computer Running Windows 2000 Server
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 247407 - When you try to install either Exchange Server 5.5 or Exchange 2000 Server on a computer that is running Windows 2000 Server, you may receive an error message.

Error Message Occurs When Installing Exchange 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 279218 - When you attempt to install Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server, you may receive the following error message: 

Error Message: The Setup Engine Failed to Install a Component
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 251893 - When you are attempting to install Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server, you may receive the following error message: 

Event ID 9152 (Error 80044501) When You Install Exchange 2000 into an Exchange Server 5.5 Site
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 278254 - When you install Exchange 2000 into an existing Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 environment that is in a topology with multiple domains, and Active Directory sites, the following error is logged in the application event log: 

Exchange 2000 Installation Requires Access to Schema Master
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 280178 - When you are attempting to install Exchange 2000 on a server in an existing Windows 2000 domain, you may receive the following error message, or you may just experience these symptoms instead of receiving the error message: 

Exchange 2000 Setup Does Not Work Because of Domain Name System Settings on Domain Controller
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 264001 - When you run Exchange 2000 Server Setup from a member server, you may receive the following error message at the Component Selection dialog box.

Exchange 2000 Server Supports Per-Seat Licensing Only
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 237257 - When you install Exchange 2000 Server, you must choose the per-seat licensing model. This requires that a client access license be purchased for each client connecting to your Exchange 2000 Server computer. 

Exchange 2000 Options Are Not Available in Active Directory Users and Computers MMC Snap-in
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 244287 - When you are using the Active Directory (AD) Users and Computers snap-in in Microsoft Management Console (MMC), you may not be able to add, delete, or move an Exchange 2000 mailbox. 

Exchange 2000 Setup Cannot Locate an Active Directory Connector
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 237442 - During Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Setup, you may receive the following error message: 

Exchange 2000 Setup Doesn't Finish with Error Message: The User Name Could Not Be Found 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 245598 - During Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server setup, you may receive the following error message if the user account that you used to start Exchange 2000 Setup is not a member of the domain that Exchange 2000 is being installed in: 

Exchange Server Installation Stops on Terminal Server When Logged on with Local Account
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 255179 - When you run the Microsoft Exchange Server Setup program on Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition after logging on from a local account, you may receive the following error message: 

Exchange 2000 Setup Doesn't Work if the Mdbdata Folder Is Not Empty
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 256618 - During the installation of Exchange 2000 Server, you may receive an error message that says: 

Exchange 2000 Server Setup Doesn't Work When You Try to Join an Exchange Server 5.5 Site on an Upgraded Windows 2000 Domain Controller
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 238541 - When you run Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Setup on a member server in a Windows 2000 domain, Setup may not work if the Windows 2000 domain controller was upgraded from Windows NT 4.0 and has Exchange Server 5.5 installed on it. Setup does 

Exchange 2000 Setup Error Message: Setup Was Unable to Bind to the Exchange Server
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 245596 - When you attempt to join a computer running Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server to an existing Exchange Server 5.5 site, you may receive the following error message: 

Exchange 2000 Setup Fails and Security Vulnerability
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 278523 - When you set up Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server (hereafter referred to collectively as Exchange 2000), a special account is created that was previously used to facilitate the processing of event synchronization 

Exchange 2000 Setup Fails When You Attempt to Join an Existing Exchange Server 5.5 Site 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 238305 - When you attempt to install Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Beta 2 to join an existing Exchange Server 5.5 site that has a large number of servers or sites, Setup stops responding with the following error message: 

Exchange 2000 Setup Fails with Error 0xC103798A
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 245029 - When you install Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server, you may receive the following error message: 

How to Roll Back a Failed Upgrade from Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange 2000 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 264309 - If an upgrade from Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange 2000 Server does not work, you may want to roll the server back to Exchange Server 5.5 completely to try again. To roll a partially upgraded Exchange 2000 server back to Exchange 5.5

Installing Exchange 2000 Server Prompts for Service Account Information
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 239763 - Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server services are now started under the LocalSystem security context rather than associating a specific user account (and password) to start these services. 

Progress Bar Is Inaccurate During the Initial Installation of Exchange 2000 Server in a Windows 2000 Domain
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 251520 - When you run Setup to install Microsoft Exchange 2000 without using the 

Setup Fails with Error Code 0xC1030B0C When You Install Site Replication Service
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 255703 - Setup fails while you are installing the Site Replication Service sub-component with error code 0xC1030B0C: Please see installation logs for a full description. 

Setup Doesn't Work When You Install Several Exchange 2000 Servers at the Same Time
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 246224 - When you install several Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server computers at the same time, you may receive the following error message: 

Setup Fails on a Member Server Because of DNS Settings
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 258967 - When you attempt to set up Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server, Setup fails and the following message is written to the Exchange Server Setup Progress.log:

System Attendant Does Not Start After Installing Exchange 2000 Server in a Grandchild Domain in an Exchange Enterprise Environment
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 247473 - When you set up an Exchange topology that consists of a parent domain controller, several child domains, and a grandchild domain, and then install Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server on a Microsoft Windows 2000-based member server in the grandchild 

Windows 2000 SMTP Domains Are Not Retained After Exchange 2000 Server Setup
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 251620 - When you install Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server, the Microsoft Windows 2000 SMTP domains that were created before the Exchange 2000 installation are removed. 


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