Thursday, November 6, 2008

Installing Exchange 2007 SP1 on Windows 2008 Server x64

1. Install Windows 2008 x64
2. Add PowerShell 1.0 from the Features menu
3. Run command "ServerManagerCmd -i RSAT -ADDS" to add LDIFDE to update Schema. Your Domain will need to be in Native 2000
4. Add IIS Weber Server Role
Role Services Required
Static Content Compression (default)
Dynamic Content Compression
IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
IIS 6 Manaement Console
Basic Authentication
Windows Authentication
Digest Authentication
5. Install Exchange 2007 SP1

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Installing SQL Server 2008 X64 on WIndows 2008 Server

Steps 2 & 3 are provided from the installer.
1. Run Windows Update
2. Install 3.5 SP1
3. Patch KB943388
4. Run System Configuration Checker
5. Install SQL Server 2008

Setup test should pass

For this example I left out the client SDK and Sync Framework for Features

Since this is going to be the only instance on this box I left it to default instance.

I created domain accounts (Local user accounts if not joined to a domain) for each service on in this list but integration services.

First tab has windows or mixed depending on your requires for authentication. Second tab has the your directories for where you wish to store install and databases.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Upgrading to Virtual Machine Manager 2008

To do an upgrade is fairly easy, just run the install from disc. Once you get to the database location pick your previous Virtual Machine Manager 2007 database.

If setup detects your perivous version in that database it should prompt you with this message.

One note about doing an upgrade to SCVMM 2008 is if you used SCVMM 2007 with Hyper-V it detects those installs as Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. When the upgrade is complete it will say those installs need updating. If you click the update button it will install Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. You might get a warning message saying you can't uninstall Virtual Server while its running. If you go into services and stop both of the virtual server services you can continue with the uninstall.