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Preparing for GRT Backup/Restore Job for Exchange

Created: 12 Jun 2013 • Updated: 13 Jun 2013 | 3 comments
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One of the requirements for running a GRT backup/restore of Exchange is to "perform a custom installation of the Exchange Service Packs".  I am following this Symantec tech article: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH51740.  I am not sure how to do a custom installation and also whether I need to install all three of the service packs on my media server or just SP3.  I am at SP3 on my Exchange 2007 server running Windows 2003 x64.  Media server is running Windows Server 2003 x32.  

What is a "custom installation" and how do I perform one?  

What are the implications of installing a service pack when the base software, in this case Exchange, is not installed on the Media server?

Thanks, 

Linda

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ZeRoC00L's picture

Check this Microsoft article how to install the Exchange 2007 Management Tools (on your Backup Exec media server).

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232090(v=exchg.80).aspx

You only have to install the latested Service Pack (SP3), this will include all patches of previous Service Packs.

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Donald Eady's picture

Linda, 

        You ned to have the exchange management tools on your media server in order to perform GRT backups and restores of exchange.

-You would need to download the exchange server 2007 service pack 3 install onto your media server. 

-once  done launch the install you should be presented with the option to perform a default or custom install

-select customer and on check the exchange management tools box and complete install

I hope this posting was helpful

  

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