How do I install Exchange?

A. The following instructions are to install Exchange 5.0

  1. Insert the Exchange CD-ROM into the computer
  2. Run <CD-ROM>\setup\i386\setup.exe (Start - Run)
  3. You may want to change the destination folder by clicking the "Change Directory" button
  4. Click the Custom Button
  5. Select the components you wish to install, you will only be able to install the Active Server Page extensions if you have IIS 3.0 with ASP installed.
  6. Click OK to continue
  7. Select your licensing method and click OK, check the "I agree" box and click OK
  8. Assuming this is the first Exchange server, click the "Create new site" and you should enter the organization and site name, click OK
  9. You need to select the Exchange admin account, by default the account you are currently logged on as will be displayed, however it is a good idea to have a separate Exchange Admin account (make sure it has "Log on as a service" and "Restore files and directories" rights). Enter the password for the account selected and click OK
  10. Once the installation is completed you will be asked if you want to run the optimizer utility, click "run optimizer" or exit.

It is a good idea to have a large pagefile.sys when running Exchange, a good size would be the amount of memory plus 100.

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