System/Soft Component Requirement for Exchange Server 2007_2

Network and Active Directory Services Environment -

Domain functional level - Should use at least Windows 2000 Server native or Server 2003 domain functional level for all domains in the Active Directory forest where you will install Exchange 2007.

Forest functional level - The forest functional level must be Windows Server 2003 in each forest that contains Exchange servers.

Active Directory domain names - Previous versions of Microsoft Exchange supported the renaming of Active Directory domains that contained Exchange servers. Exchange 2007 does not support renaming domains that contain computers running Exchange 2007.

Schema master - By default, the schema master runs on the first Windows Server 2003 domain controller installed in a forest.

Global catalog server - You must have at least one global catalog server that is running Windows Server 2003 SP1 or a later version in every ADDA where you need to install Exchange 2007.

Domain Controller / Active Directory Preparation - Must prepare Active Directory and your domain (Prepare schema, Prepare AD & etc) before  installation of Exchange 2007. For details how to do this see the article - Installation of Exchange Server 2007.

[Note:-Recommended According to Microsoft-

For security and performance reasons, we recommend that you install Exchange 2007 only on member servers, and not on Active Directory directory servers. Although installing Exchange 2007 on a directory server is supported, it is strongly discouraged. However, you cannot run DCPromo on a computer running Exchange 2007. After Exchange 2007 is installed, changing its role from a member server to a directory server, or vice versa, is not supported.

If you install Exchange 2007 on a global catalog server, and if you restart the server, you may need to start the required Exchange services manually. For more information, see Knowledge Base article 940845, Exchange 2007 services cannot start automatically after you install Exchange 2007 on a global catalog server.]

Software or Operating System Component -

Windows Features And Component -

For check Windows Installer version Go to Command  Prompt and type - msiexec, See the below image

IIS/Web Server Roles

  • Common HTTP Features

Static Content, Default Document, Directory Browsing, HTTP Errors

  • Application Development

ISAPI Extensions

  • Health and Diagnostics

HTTP Logging, Request Manager

  • Security

Basic Authentication, Digest Authentication, Windows Authentication, Request Filtering

  • Performance

Static Content Compression, Dynamic Content Compression

  • Management

IIS Management Console, IIS 6 Management Compatibility, IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility, IIS 6 Management Console

Server Role wise software or OS component requirement -

For Server Roles

Component / Software


Internet Information Services (IIS)


COM+ access (IIS 6.0 component)


KB904639 (Update hotfix) if you Install on server 2003 X64 platform.

Mailbox & Client Access

World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC)

Client Access

ASP.NET version 2.0

Client Access

Remote procedure call (RPC) over Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Windows Networking component for providing access to Microsoft Outlook Anywhere

Client Access

Distributed Transaction Coordinator service

Unified Messaging

Microsoft Exchange Speech Engine service

Unified Messaging

Microsoft Windows Media Encoder

Unified Messaging

Microsoft Windows Media Audio Voice Codec

Unified Messaging

Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0

Edge Transport

Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM)

Edge Transport

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)

Edge Transport

Configure DNS suffix

Client Access, Edge Transport, Hub Transport, Mailbox, Unified Messaging

NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol must be installed

Client Access, Edge Transport, Hub Transport, Mailbox, Unified Messaging

AppleTalk protocols must be installed

Client Computer/Device -

Outlook - Outlook 2002 but not with Exchange server 2007 SP3 or latest, Microsoft Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007 etc

Mobile Devices - Any mobile Operating System with Exchange ActiveSync, Windows Mobile 6.0/7.0 or latest versions.

Client Application/Software that uses Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3) and Internet Message Access Protocol 4 (IMAP4).

Outlook Web Access - Internet explorer 6 / 7 / 8 / 9, Safari, Firefox, Netscape, Opera

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