17.2. Installing the First Exchange Server
You want to install the first Exchange Server of an Exchange organization.
Using a graphical user interface
Install and configure prerequisite services. See the Discussion section for more on these services.
Log on to a server that is member of an Exchange-enabled domain with an account that is a member of the delegated group in Recipe 17.1. This account should also be a local administrator of the server.
Go to the Windows Update site and install any critical security patches. Click on Start → All Programs → Windows Update.
Insert the Exchange Server CD into the CD-ROM drive.
On the Start menu, click Run, type
:\setup\i386\setup.exe, and click OK.
<driveletter>is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive. The path to setup.exe may vary for certain versions of Exchange Server, such as MSDN or Select versions.
On the Welcome screen, click Next.
On the License Agreement screen, read through the agreement and if you agree, click I agree and click Next.
If the Product Identification screen is presented, enter your Exchange Server product key and click Next.
This screen may not appear for certain versions of Exchange Server, such as the MSDN or Select versions.
On the Component Selection screen in the Action column, verify that the action selected is Typical. Verify that the install path is correct for your installation and click Next. It is a common practice is to load Exchange onto a drive other than the system drive.