Installing Exchange System Manager for Exchange 2003 on Windows XP

In order to administer Exchange attributes for user accounts on Windows XP, you’ll need to install the Exchange System Manager for Exchange 2003. The steps below will guide you through the process.

  1. You must first ensure that you have IIS installed on the Windows XP machine. If it’s not installed then install it by going to Add/Remove programs, Add/Remove Windows Components, check the box for Internet Information Services (IIS), then click Next.
  2. On the Windows XP machine, go to the i386 folder within the source directory for your Exchange 2003 install, and launch Setup.
  3. Once setup has loaded and you’re presented with choosing the components to install, choose Custom for Microsoft Exchange and then Install for Microsoft Exchange System Management Tools.
  4. Once setup has successfully completed, you’ll now have Exchange tabs when looking at user accounts.

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Installing Exchange System Manager for Exchange 2003 on Windows 7

This morning my colleague decided that he wanted to upgrade his XP machine to Windows 7. Other than myself, no one else on the support team had Windows 7, so the need to have Exchange 2003 tools integrated into Windows 7 wasn’t there until this morning. ( I always remoted into a Windows XP machine or into the server.)

So after looking into how to get Exchange 2003 tools on a Windows 7 machine, I came up with this.

  1. Download the “Exchange System Manager for Windows Vista”
  2. On the Windows 7 machine, go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off -> Expand Internet Information Services -> Expand Web Management Tools and then install all of the IIS 6 Management Compatibility tools.
  3. Open Command Prompt on the Windows 7 machine as an Administrator and navigate to where you stored ESMVISTA.msi.
  4. Run “ESMVISTA.msi /q”
  5. You should now be able to open up the properties on a user account through the ADUC and see your exchange tabs.

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