Prerequisites List (Windows 7 x64):

  • Windows 7 Features:

Supported Operating Systems for running Exchange Management Tools:

  • Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 2
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

Installing Windows features:

Open up the control panel, click on Programs and then click on “Turn windows features On or Off:


Install the following features:

  • IIS 6 Management Console
  • IIS MetaBase and IIS 6 Configuration Compatibility.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

Copy the Setup Files of Exchange 2010 to the windows 7 machine and extract it.

Right click on the setup file and choose “Run As Administrator”


  • Click Next to continue.


  • Accept the License Agreement and then click Next.


  • Make your selection and then click Next.


  • Click on Custom Exchange Server Installation, the box will indent.
  • Make sure the tick box is NOT selected and then click Next.


  • Select Management Tools as shown above, make sure the “Automatically install Windows roles” tick box is NOT selected.
  • Click Next.


  • Once the readiness checks have completed click the Install button. If there are any errors first fix those.
  • When the installation is complete click on the Finish button.
  • To Launch the Management Console click on Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 menu.

Installing Exchange 2010 Management Tools on Windows 7 x64 Error:


  • If you get the above error then make sure you didn’t select the tick box to install the server features.
  • Try launch the setup with “Run As Administrator” to get rid of this error.

Hope it helps.