RE: Exchange2003 SP1 for ESM Question

  • From: "Paul Deen" <pdeen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 16:17:15 -0500

Hello Mike,
 Thanks for the reply. When I went to install ESM on the Domain Controller, it 
popped up something telling me I needed to have some IIS components installed 
before I could install the ESM. Maybe I'm going insane faster than I thought, 
 This is with Windows 2003 AD in native mode. That's very interesting that your 
experiences with ESM on a DC did not require IIS. Can you or anyone else 
confirm this? 

I would love to remove all IIS components from my AD box, but was afraid it 
would break ESM or fudge Exchange components in AD.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Liddekee [mailto:mliddekee@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 12:23 PM
Subject: RE: Exchange2003 SP1 for ESM Question

You need to run the SP update on any machine that has ESM loaded.  Something 
curious in your message.  You mentioned that you had to load IIS on the DC in 
order to do exchange tasks.  The only thing you need to have loaded to 
administrator Exchange options for AD users is the AD Users & Computers along 
w/ the ESM.  IIS isn't required.

Mike Liddekee
Network Engineer

Humco Holding Group, Inc.
7400 Alumax Dr. 
Texarkana, TX  75501
Ph:  (903) 831-7808 ext 697

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Deen [mailto:pdeen@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2004 10:41 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange2003 SP1 for ESM Question

Should we load/upgrade to Exchange SP1 for our Domain Controller running
only ESM, not Exchange?

More Details:
We have our Exchange server and our Domain Controllers separate. We have
recently applied SP1 on our Exchange 2003 with Windows 2003 Server. All
seems fine so far in our small environment. During the install we
noticed the 'upgrade' portion for ESM.

We had previously loaded the Exchange System Manager (ESM) on our 2003
Domain Controller (Native Mode) so we could get the extra Exchange Tabs
and Tasks. (There should be a way to manage Exchange tasks through
Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) without having to load IIS
on your Domain Controllers, keep things cleaner/safer. If there is
please let me know.) And I don't just mean the 'View:Advanced Features'
to show the one Exchange tab.

 I don't like loading things unnecessarily on the Domain Controllers,
so, is it safe (best practice) to apply Exchange 2003 SP1 to a Domain
Controller to update the ESM? Or is it not necessary?

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