Run Domain Prep in each Windows domain that you will be installing Exchange into


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Microsoft Exchange 2000 Installation Wizard

The domain "tni02dom" has been identified as an insecure domain for mail-enabled groups with hidden DL membership. Hidden DL membership will be exposed to members of the built-in "Pre-Windows 2000 Compatible Access" security group, This group may have been populated during the promotion of the domain with the intent of allowing permissions to be compatible with pre-Windows 2000 servers and application. To secure the domain, remove any unnecessary members from this group.

•You need to run DomainPrep in each Windows 2000 domain that you want to install Exchange 2000 in. Before you can run the DomainPrep process, replication of the schema updates by the ForestPrep process must finish.

• Perform the installation steps on one node only at a time. Wait until the installation of Node 1 is completed and the server has rebooted before installing Exchange onto Node 2

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Windows 2000 cluster groups are called virtual servers in Exchange 2000. Unlike a physical server, a virtual server is not associated with a specific computer and can be failed over like a group. If the node hosting the virtual server fails, clients can still access its resources using the same server name.

An Exchange virtual server is a cluster group that requires, at a minimum, the following four resources:

• A network name resource for the EVS.

• One or more physical disks on the shared storage

• An Exchange 2000 System Attendant resource, which, in turn, installs all the other required Exchange resources.

Clients connect to the EVS just as they do to a stand-alone server. The IP address, network name, and disk resources associated with the EVS are Windows 2000 cluster resources and are available as soon as the Cluster Service is installed.

When you create an Exchange virtual server, you provide a network name with which Exchange clients contact it.

If you are accessing a cluster node directly (for example, mapping

EXVSRVl SA Properties

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EXVSRVl SA Properties

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Specify which resources the Cluster Service must bring online before this resource can be brought online.

Resource dependencies:

Specify which resources the Cluster Service must bring online before this resource can be brought online.

Resource dependencies:


I Resource Type

y Disk X:

Physical Disk

[pi Exchange Virtual Server 1

Network Name

The System Attendant resource is only available after Exchange 2000 is installed on each node. After the System Attendant resource is added to an Exchange virtual server, the remaining resources such as the HTTP virtual server, IMAP4 virtual server, and Information Store instances are added as dependent resources automatically.

The System Attendant is the fundamental resource that controls the creation and deletion of all the resources in the Exchange Virtual Server. To delete a virtual server and its object from the Active Directory, delete the System Attendant.

When the Information Store resource comes online pending, the Information Store service starts on the node and begins to mount the associated Exchange Storage Groups. When all Storage Groups are mounted and the Store has played through all transaction logs (if required) the resource is then Online.

The Message Transfer Agent resource is Active/Passive only. There can be only one MTA per cluster. The MTA resource will be created in the first Exchange Virtual Server group only.

Although the MTA is Active/Passive, it will serve all Exchange Virtual Servers in the cluster (as long as it is online). If the Exchange Virtual Server with the MTA is deleted and there are still active Exchange Virtual Servers in the cluster, the MTA will be moved to another Exchange Virtual Server in the cluster that is online.

Protocols (SMTP, POP3, IMAP, HTTP)

Each of these resources provides a protocol virtual server which will respond to requests in that protocol to the Exchange Virtual Server. Each protocol virtual server will accept connections from the IP address of its Exchange Virtual Server.

POP3, IMAP, and SMTP use the default protocol services created by Windows 2000. For HTTP the default service is left and a second HTTP protocol service is created.

The MSSEARCH service provides content indexing for the Exchange Virtual Servers.

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