Thursday, April 7, 2011

Installing Exchange 2007 SP2 Management Tools on Windows 7 SP1

We recently deployed Windows 7 SP1 64bit to all the IT staff and the user support team required Exchange Management Tools installed on their workstations.  I just asked them to go ahead and copy the installer on the local disk and fire up the installation as administrator and choose management tools in a custom installation. I was told that there was a compatibility  issue error while doing the installation.


I installed the following features just to make sure that the perquisites are met.

  • IIS 6 Management Console
  • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
  • IIS Metabase and IIS 6 configuration Compatibility
  • IIS Management Console


I tried the installation again as administrator and checked the compatibility mode to Vista SP2, got the following error.


So trusting in the good old restart trick Smile I restarted and ran the same setup as administrator and compatibility mode (right click > Properties > Compatibility) Vista SP2. It worked like a charm!


  1. install exchange 64 SP3 . exchange SP2 is not support with windows 7

  2. I am interested to find out where you get the exchange managment tools for 64-bit win 7. I did a Google search, but all that comes up is 32 bit tools.

  3. Dear Daniel,

    You just need to download the actual exchange installation source and management tools are included in it. The same wizard that's used to install exchange has the option of installing just the management tools.


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