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                                                                                                         Appendix B
                                                                             Lab Setup Guide
                                                The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Configuration title of the Microsoft Official Academic
                                                Course (MOAC) series includes two books: a textbook and a lab manual. The exercises in the
                                                lab manual are designed for classroom use under the supervision of an instructor or a lab aide.

                    ■   Classroom Setup
                                                This course should be taught in a classroom containing networked computers where students
                                                can develop their skills through hands-on experience with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
                                                The exercises in the lab manual require the computers to be installed and configured in a
                                                specific manner. Failure to adhere to the setup instructions in this document can produce
                                                unanticipated results when the students perform the exercises.

                                                Classroom Configuration
                                                The following configurations and naming conventions are used throughout the course and
                                                are required for completing the labs as outlined in the lab manual.
                                                The classroom network consists of a single instructor computer and several student computers.
                                                The student computers do not rely on the instructor computer for any labs in the lab manual.
                                                As a result, both the instructor computer and student computers have identical setup require-
                                                ments. Furthermore, the instructor computer is optional; it may be used at the discretion of
                                                the instructor for demonstrating certain lab steps.
                                                Each computer will need to have three fully updated instances of Windows Server 2003 SP2
                                                hosted by three different virtual machines on the same computer using virtualization software
                                                such as:
                                                   •   Microsoft Virtual PC
                                                   •   Microsoft Virtual Server
                                                   •   VMWare Server
                                                   •   VMWare Workstation
                                                   •   VMWare Fusion
                                                This will allow both students and the instructor to interface with all three instances of
                                                Windows Server 2003 SP2 from the same computer during the exercises in this lab manual.
                                                Consequently, the host operating system that runs the virtualization software is irrelevant.
                                                Common host operating systems that can be used for virtualization include Windows 2000,
                                                Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Linux, or
                                                Macintosh OS X.
                                                Each computer that hosts the virtualization software should be configured with the correct IP
                                                information for classroom Internet access. Furthermore, the virtualization software on each
                                                computer should be configured to give Internet access to each virtual machine using NAT
                                                mode or Bridging mode.
                                                Each instance of Windows Server 2003 SP2 hosted by the virtualization software should:
                                                  • Use the same password for the Administrator user for simplicity when switching from
                                                    one virtual machine to another in the classroom environment.

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                                         • Have a different computer name that adheres to the following naming convention:
                                           StudentXX-A, StudentXX-B, and StudentXX-C, where XX is a unique number assigned
                                           by the instructor (typically the computer number within the classroom).
                                      Include a single network interface that is configured with the correct IP address, subnet
                                      mask, and default gateway necessary to gain Internet access in the classroom. The network
                                      interface on StudentXX-A should also be configured with the DNS server used for Internet
                                      access within the classroom. The DNS server configured within the network interfaces on
                                      StudentXX-B and StudentXX-C should be the IP address of StudentXX-A.
                                      Figure B-1 provides an example configuration for three instances of Windows Server 2003
                                      on the first student computer using the network, a classroom default gateway of
                            , and a classroom DNS server of

       Figure B-1
       A sample Student01
       computer with three
       virtual machines

                                      To support this classroom configuration, students configure their Windows Server 2003 virtual
                                      machines throughout the first three labs in the lab manual. Students configure the IP and
                                      name information for their virtual machines in Lab 1. In Lab 2, students configure the Active
                                      Directory service, and in Lab 3, students configure Exchange Server 2007 server roles.
                                      The setup of the instructor computer, if used, will be identical to the student computer setup
                                      outlined in the lab manual. In addition, all labs within the lab manual are cumulative; before
                                      you begin a later lab, you must have completed all prior labs.

                                      Classroom Computer Requirements
                                      The host computer that will run the virtual machines in the classroom requires the following
                                      hardware and software:
                                      Hardware Requirements
                                        • Processor: 1 GHz (minimum); 2 GHz or faster (recommended)
                                        • RAM: 2 GB (minimum); 4 GB or more (recommended)
                                            a. 2 GB of RAM leaves 512 MB for each of the three virtual machines plus 512 MB for
                                               the host OS
                                            b. 4 GB of RAM leaves 1024 MB of RAM for each of the three virtual machines plus
                                               1024 MB of RAM for the host OS
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                                                   • Disk space requirements: 40 GB (minimum); 80 GB or more (recommended)
                                                       a. 40 GB leaves 10 GB for each of the three virtual machines plus 10 GB for the host OS
                                                       b. 80 GB leaves 20 GB for each of the three virtual machines plus 20 GB for the host OS
                                                   •   DVD-ROM drive
                                                   •   Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor
                                                   •   Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
                                                   •   One network interface adapter
                                                Software Requirements
                                                  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise edition
                                                  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Enterprise edition

                    ■   Classroom Computer Setup Instructions
                                                Before you begin, do the following:
                                                   • Read this entire document.
                                                   • Verify that you have the Instructor CD provided with the course materials and the
                                                     installation disk for Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

                                                Installing Windows Server 2003
                                                Using the following setup procedure, install Windows Server 2003 on each virtual machine.

                                                Before you install Windows Server 2003, you must start and configure your virtualization
                                TAKE NOTE
                                            *   software. This will depend on the virtualization software that you plan to use. Consult
                                                your virtualization software guide for more information.

                                                INSTALL WINDOWS SERVER 2003

                                                These steps must be performed three different times in order to install three different vir-
                                TAKE NOTE
                                            *   tual machines. It is unnecessary to provide the correct computer names and IP information
                                                during these steps since they will be configured during Lab 1 of the lab manual.

                                                   1. Boot the virtual machine from the Windows Server 2003 Installation disk. When
                                                      you boot from the disk, the Windows Server 2003 Setup program starts.
                                                   2. At the Setup Notification screen, click Enter.
                                                   3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, click Enter.
                                                   4. At the Windows Licensing screen, press F8 to accept the Windows Licensing
                                                   5. At the partitioning screen, create a single partition that uses all of the space
                                                      available to the virtual machine.
                                                   6. Select your C: partition and press Enter to install Windows Server 2003 on that
                                                   7. Select Format the partition using the NTFS file system and press Enter. The
                                                      partition will now be formatted and files will be copied to it. Following the copy
                                                      operation, your virtual machine will be restarted.
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                                          8. Once the virtual machine has rebooted and the Windows environment has been
                                             loaded, click Next at the Regional and Language Options screen.
                                          9. At the Personalize Your Software screen, enter your name in the Name box and
                                             your school or organization in the Organization box. Click Next when finished.
                                        10. At the Your Product Key screen, enter the product key that came with your copy of
                                             Windows Server 2003. Click Next when finished.
                                         11. At the Licensing Modes screen, ensure that Per server is selected and enter 50 in
                                             the concurrent connections box. Click Next when finished.
                                        12. At the Computer Name and Administrator Password screen, enter the computer
                                             name Student-A if you are installing the first virtual machine, Student-B if you
                                             are installing the second virtual machine, or Student-C if you are installing the
                                             third virtual machine.
                                        13. Enter the password of secret in both the Administrator password and Confirm
                                             password dialog boxes and click Next when finished. Click Yes when a message
                                             appears warning you about the simplicity of your password. Normally, you would
                                             select a complex password for Administrator in a production environment. However,
                                             we will use a simple password for convenience within the classroom environment.
                                        14. At the Date and Time Settings screen, ensure that your date, time, and time zone
                                             are correct and click Next.
                                        15. At the Networking Settings screen, ensure that Typical settings is selected and
                                             click Next.
                                        16. At the Workgroup or Computer Domain screen, verify that No, this computer is
                                             not on a network, or is on a network without a domain is selected and click
                                        17. After the installation has completed, your virtual machine will automatically reboot.
                                             Remove the CD-ROM or DVD from your CD-ROM or DVD drive.
                                        18. At the login dialog box, press Ctrl Alt Del and log in as the Administrator user
                                             (password      secret).
                                        19. When the Manage Your Server screen appears, select the Don't display this page
                                             at logon checkbox in the bottom left hand corner of window and close the
                                        20. Click Start, All Programs, Activate Windows. When the Activate Windows wizard
                                             appears, follow the directions to activate your copy of Windows Server 2003.
                                        21. Install any updates needed to keep the operating system current.

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