I'm trying to install MS Exchange 2010 (free TRIAL edition from MS) on a virtual pc running W2K8 r2. When I get upto the stage where it does the readiness checks, it fails. It's saying it can't find the default website on IIS or something.

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I'm pretty sure i do have IIS installed....

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and to test this ...

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so .. can anyone help / make any suggestions?

NOTE: tools i'm using

  • SUN Virtual Box (because MS VPC doesn't allow x64)
  • W2K8 r2 x64 bit
  • Exchange 2010 TRIAL edition

NOTE 2: I'm sure you can download a preinstalled VPC, etc. etc. but i'm trying to play around with the installation process, as opposed to the using process.

  • Curious: Are you using the "Administrator" account within the 2008 system? Not an account that has the rights, but the original Administrator account. – tcv Jan 10 '10 at 5:19
  • Yes I am. The default ADMIN account. I have no other accounts or users which i manually added. – Pure.Krome Jan 10 '10 at 5:24
  • Are you right-clicking the setup and choosing "Run as Administrator?" – tcv Jan 10 '10 at 6:10
  • Yep. sure did. In fact, I just did it again, just then .. to make tripple sure. :( – Pure.Krome Jan 10 '10 at 12:23
  • Did you reboot after installing IIS? What does the link in the recommended action tell you to do? – Conor Jan 10 '10 at 12:41

Perhaps some optional feature of the IIS installation is needed, here's the stuff you need to install before Exchange 2010 - try going through them. Lots of different parts for IIS on a CAS role for instance the IIS6 management compatibility pieces I think:

Add-WindowsFeature Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,RSAT-Web-Server,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Dyn-Compression,NET-HTTP-Activation,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy -Restart
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  • I know i'm missing the IIS6 management stuff ... so that's an awesome suggestion. Also .. that link is WIKID! all those Powershell commands (like yours, above). i gotta try that :) i'll keep you posted ... and cheers mate :) – Pure.Krome Jan 10 '10 at 14:28
  • Wicked indeed, good luck! I'm not so sure this is the problem you're having but - we'll see I guess. Powershell is awesome for these kinds of things, it sure beats having to explain each step in a GUI tool, most likely needing a bunch of screenshots for each part, and just post a command instead ^^ – Oskar Duveborn Jan 10 '10 at 15:41
  • +1 - the metabase is a seperate component to IIS. I know 2k7 used it, I'm surprised that 2k10 does as well! – Mark Henderson Jan 10 '10 at 20:42
  • cheers :) this got me past that screen, above. fully awesomesauce! thanks mate!! – Pure.Krome Jan 12 '10 at 11:00
  • I had the same problem the this fixed it for me – ITGuy24 Feb 19 '10 at 18:38

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