Install FE or BE first?  
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stewartmclean





PostPosted: Mon Aug 22 11:02:02 CDT 2005 Top

Exchange Servers Setup >> Install FE or BE first?

Not sure if this matters, but I'd rather be safe that sorry...
I have one FE server w/ W2K3 sp1 and a clustered active/passive BE w/ W2k3
sp1. Cluster is installed and tested.
We have never had Exchange installed in our domain - I have run Forestprep
and DomainPrep for Exchange.
Since I am installing Exchange 2003 Standard for the FE and Exchange 2003
Enterprise on the cluster - does it matter which one gets installed first?
Thanks in advance for the replies !
Ron

Exchange Server25  
 
 
Paul





PostPosted: Mon Aug 22 11:02:02 CDT 2005 Top

Exchange Servers Setup >> Install FE or BE first?


> Not sure if this matters, but I'd rather be safe that sorry...
> I have one FE server w/ W2K3 sp1 and a clustered active/passive BE w/ W2k3
> sp1. Cluster is installed and tested.
> We have never had Exchange installed in our domain - I have run Forestprep
> and DomainPrep for Exchange.
> Since I am installing Exchange 2003 Standard for the FE and Exchange 2003
> Enterprise on the cluster - does it matter which one gets installed first?
> Thanks in advance for the replies !
> Ron

It doesn't matter. When you install what will become the FE, you'll note
that there's no way to say "this is a FE" during installation; you have
to let the install finish and then check the FE checkbox. So, what
you'll really be doing is installing two BEs and then turning one of
them into an FE.

Cheers,
-Paul

--

MVP - Exchange
Exchange security book: http://www.e2ksecurity.com
FAQs: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exchange.htm &
http://www.swinc.com/resource/e2kfaq.htm
 
 
rdw24





PostPosted: Mon Aug 22 13:23:06 CDT 2005 Top

Exchange Servers Setup >> Install FE or BE first? Thanks for the reply.....
I just wanted to ensure that there was not an issue with installing the
Standard version first.....
Ron






>
> > Not sure if this matters, but I'd rather be safe that sorry...
> > I have one FE server w/ W2K3 sp1 and a clustered active/passive BE w/ W2k3
> > sp1. Cluster is installed and tested.
> > We have never had Exchange installed in our domain - I have run Forestprep
> > and DomainPrep for Exchange.
> > Since I am installing Exchange 2003 Standard for the FE and Exchange 2003
> > Enterprise on the cluster - does it matter which one gets installed first?
> > Thanks in advance for the replies !
> > Ron
>
> It doesn't matter. When you install what will become the FE, you'll note
> that there's no way to say "this is a FE" during installation; you have
> to let the install finish and then check the FE checkbox. So, what
> you'll really be doing is installing two BEs and then turning one of
> them into an FE.
>
> Cheers,
> -Paul
>
> --

> MVP - Exchange
> Exchange security book: http://www.e2ksecurity.com
> FAQs: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exchange.htm &
> http://www.swinc.com/resource/e2kfaq.htm
>
 
 
Paul





PostPosted: Tue Aug 23 10:08:29 CDT 2005 Top

Exchange Servers Setup >> Install FE or BE first?


> Thanks for the reply.....
> I just wanted to ensure that there was not an issue with installing the
> Standard version first.....
> Ron

No; you can upgrade an Exchange Standard server to Enterprise by running
the Enterprise setup utility, so you're OK there.

The one caveat to my advice yesterday: when you upgrade from Exchange
2000 to Exchange 2003, or when you install Exchange 2003 SP2, you have
to do the front-end servers first. See the respective release notes for
details on why this is so.

Cheers,
-Paul

>

>


> >
> > > Not sure if this matters, but I'd rather be safe that sorry...
> > > I have one FE server w/ W2K3 sp1 and a clustered active/passive BE w/
> > > W2k3
> > > sp1. Cluster is installed and tested.
> > > We have never had Exchange installed in our domain - I have run
> > > Forestprep
> > > and DomainPrep for Exchange.
> > > Since I am installing Exchange 2003 Standard for the FE and Exchange 2003
> > > Enterprise on the cluster - does it matter which one gets installed
> > > first?
> > > Thanks in advance for the replies !
> > > Ron
> >
> > It doesn't matter. When you install what will become the FE, you'll note
> > that there's no way to say "this is a FE" during installation; you have
> > to let the install finish and then check the FE checkbox. So, what
> > you'll really be doing is installing two BEs and then turning one of
> > them into an FE.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > -Paul
> >
> > --

> > MVP - Exchange
> > Exchange security book: http://www.e2ksecurity.com
> > FAQs: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exchange.htm &
> > http://www.swinc.com/resource/e2kfaq.htm
> >

--

MVP - Exchange
Exchange security book: http://www.e2ksecurity.com
FAQs: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exchange.htm &
http://www.swinc.com/resource/e2kfaq.htm