Huge Download: 32-bit Management Tools for Exchange Server 2007

by Bharat Suneja

A 32-bit version of the Exchange Server 2007 Management Tools has been released as a web download for a while now.

You can install this on Windows Server 2003/R2 or Windows XP – no Windows Vista support yet. (Many customers I talked to last week at Exchange Connections are hoping Vista support will be available in SP1 timeframe, but it’s not a huge issue for most – Bharat)

What does the download contain? According to the above link, it has the following:
– Exchange Management Console (EMC)
– Exchange Management Shell (EMS)
– Exchange Server 2007 help file
– Exchange Best Practices Analyzer (ExBPA)
– Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant tool

At 686.7 Mb, it’s a huge download for management tools! Apparently, the download above has more than just the management tools – it is the entire 32-bit version of Exchange Server 2007 – also 686.7 Mb (strictly for test/lab use, only the 64-bit version supported in production).

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Anonymous November 1, 2007 at 7:04 pm

The tools can be installed on Vista machines, if you use the Windows XP (SP2) Compatability mode for the install file.


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