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  • Question

  • I am doing some Cluster (SCC and CCR) testing in my test environment.I have Windows 2008 Enterprise Edition R2 64 bits Trial Version,Windows 2003 Standard Edition SP2 32 bits,Exchange Server 2008 Trial Version 32 bits.

    First I want to do cluster testing with mentioned 2003 server and exchange server and second testing on mentioned windows 2008 and exchange 2007 server.

    From one blog I read that trial exchange 2007 server is although standard edition but it have the feature for SCC and CCR for testing environment.

    link which states this is-

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/scottschnoll/archive/2006/12/31/exchange-2007-platforms-and-product-keys.aspx

    But to configure Exchange Server I will have to install Windows Cluster.

    1) So my questions are can I install 32 bits exchange server on 64 bits windows 2k8?
    2)Can I do the testing with mentioned windows 2003 and exchange server?
    3) Can I do the testing with 32 bits windows 2k8 Datacentre edition and 32 bits exhange 2k7 server? Both are trial version.


    Best Regards, Parveen Chauhan Email-parveenc@hcl.in Mobile: +91-9811629793
    Friday, September 17, 2010 3:53 PM

Answers

  • 1 - install 32bit on 32bit. Don't mix.
    2 - Exchange 2007 32bit can go on Windows 2003 32bit
    3 - Yes.
     
    Download the latest SP of Exchange and use that as your install media. It's all slipstreamed so don't worry about using the RTM and then patching.
    "Parveen Chauhan" wrote in message news:a22ff9a6-2662-4cdf-8378-4d2924023b75...

    I am doing some Cluster (SCC and CCR) testing in my test environment.I have Windows 2008 Enterprise Edition R2 64 bits Trial Version,Windows 2003 Standard Edition SP2 32 bits,Exchange Server 2008 Trial Version 32 bits.

    First I want to do cluster testing with mentioned 2003 server and exchange server and second testing on mentioned windows 2008 and exchange 2007 server.

    From one blog I read that trial exchange 2007 server is although standard edition but it have the feature for SCC and CCR for testing environment.

    link which states this is-

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/scottschnoll/archive/2006/12/31/exchange-2007-platforms-and-product-keys.aspx

    But to configure Exchange Server I will have to install Windows Cluster.

    1) So my questions are can I install 32 bits exchange server on 64 bits windows 2k8?
    2)Can I do the testing with mentioned windows 2003 and exchange server?
    3) Can I do the testing with 32 bits windows 2k8 Datacentre edition and 32 bits exhange 2k7 server? Both are trial version.


    Best Regards, Parveen Chauhan Email-parveenc@hcl.in Mobile: +91-9811629793

    Mark Arnold, Exchange MVP.
    • Marked as answer by Prvpnr Monday, September 20, 2010 4:26 PM
    Friday, September 17, 2010 4:33 PM