In this topic, you will deploy the Exchange 2007 SP1 Public Folder OAB server (EXMBXOAB01).
|The Public Folder OAB Server is only required in order to provide traditional Public Folders as well as public folder-based Offline Address Book (OAB) downloads to down-level clients such as Outlook 2003 and earlier. If you do not plan to support pre-Outlook 2007 clients or public folders for your customers, you do not need to deploy this server role.You cannot use Local Continuous Replication or Clustered Continuous Replication servers to store Public Folder databases. The Exchange 2007 SP1 Public Folder OAB server is a standalone mailbox server.|
- Install Prerequisites for the Public Folder OAB Server
- Install the Mailbox Server Role
- Create a Public Folder Database on EXMBXOAB01
Install Prerequisites for the Public Folder OAB Server (EXMBXOAB01)
A number of prerequisites must be installed before the Exchange 2007 SP1 Public Folder OAB server role can be installed.
Procedure W03-DWHE.37: To install prerequisites for the Public Folder OAB server
Install Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (x64) with SP2.
Install the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 with SP1.
Install the Windows Server 2003 Support Tools.
Join the Fabrikam domain.
Enable the ASP.NET 2.0 Web service extensions in Internet Information Services Manager.
Install Microsoft PowerShell 1.0.
Install the Mailbox Server Role
After you install the prerequisites, install the Exchange 2007 SP1 Mailbox server role on EXMBXOAB01.
Procedure W03-DWHE.38: To install the Mailbox server role
Log on to EXMBXOAB01 as Fabrikam\Administrator.
Using the Exchange 2007 SP1 installation media, run Exchange 2007 SP1 setup from the command line specifying the Mailbox Server role:
Setup /mode:install /roles:MB
Create a Public Folder Database on EXMBXOAB01
Once you have installed the Mailbox server role on EXMBXOAB01, you can create a public folder database on the server.
Procedure W03-DWHE.39: To create a public folder database on EXMBXOAB01
Open the Exchange Management Console on EXMBXOAB01, and then navigate to Server Conguration/Mailbox.
In the center pane, click EXMBXOAB01.
Right-click First Storage Group and select New Public Folder Database.
Specify a mailbox database name (for example, PublicFolderStore1).
Specify the Database file path in the appropriate drive/directory. Verify that Mount this database is selected.