System/Soft Component Requirement for Exchange Server 2007_1

Minimum System Hardware & Software Component Requirement for Exchange 2007.

Before installing the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, You have understand the exchange server roles, How it works, Versions of exchange server 2007, What are the minimum Hardware/Software & Domain services required, How to prepare the Domain Active directory services, What is the domain/forest network Infrastructure.

If all these requirements are meets accordingly then go for exchange server 2007 installation.

Versions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Build number and release date

Mainly two editions of exchange server 2007 are available in the market for Small/Medium and Large organization.

1)   Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition

This is extended to 50 databases in up to 50 storage groups. Supports LCR (Local Continuous Replication), SCR (Standby Continuous Replication), SCC (Single Copy Clustering), and CCR (Clustered Continuous Replication).

2)   Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Standard Edition

Can have 5 databases in up to 5 storage groups. Supports LCR (Local Continuous Replication) and SCR (Standby Continuous Replication).

Product name

Build number


Microsoft Exchange Server 2007



Microsoft Exchange Server 2007



Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1


Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP2


Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP3


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Hardware Requirement -

  • Processor - For 32 bit Exchange server 2007, requires an Intel Pentium or compatible 800-megahertz (MHz) or faster 32-bit processor, Only for testing and training not for production environment. For 32 bit exchange server Management tools  Click Here to download.
  • For 64 bit Exchange server 2007, Require x64 architecture-based computer with Intel processor (EM64T), AMD64, Intel Itanium IA64 not supported.
  • Memory - Minimum 2GB of RAM is require, Recommended RAM is 2GB per server and 5MB RAM per mailbox

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Exchange server role

Minimum per server



Edge Transport

2 GB

1 GB per core (2 GB minimum)

16 GB

Hub Transport

2 GB

1 GB per core (2 GB minimum)

16 GB

Client Access

2 GB

2 GB per core (2 GB minimum)

16 GB

Unified Messaging

2 GB

1 GB per core (2 GB minimum)

4 GB


2 GB; also depends on number of storage groups

2 GB plus from 2 megabytes (MB) to 5 MB per mailbox.

32 GB

  • Paging File size - Example, If you have total 8GB of RAM in your server, minimum page file size that is the amount of RAM plus 10 MB, A recommended page file size that is the amount of RAM multiplied by 1.5.

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  • HDD Space - For installation minimum require 1.2 GB, An additional 500 MB for each Unified Messaging (UM) language pack. Should be 200MB free disk space on system drive and 500MB of free space in Exchange server 2007 SP1 for Edge Transport server or Hub Transport server.
  • File Format - Disk partitions should be formatted as NTFS file systems in, System partition, Exchange file storage partition like - Exchange binary files, storage group files, Including log files, Database files, other Exchange files.

Supported Operating System -

Exchange server 2007 SP3 can be install on Windows Server 2003 SP2, Server 2003 R2 SP2, Server 2008, Server 2008 SP2, Server 2008 R2, Server 2008 R2 SP1. 32-bit Exchange 2007 architecture is not supported on the Microsoft Windows on 64-bit Windows. Management tools can be installed on Windows Xp Sp2/3, Vista SP1/2, And Windows 7.

NNTP and SMTP service must not be installed on Operating System.

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