Aug 14, 2011

ADUC Exchange tabs – Windows 7 & Exchange 2003


I have the admin tools install on a Win 7 64 bit machine but would like to see the Exchange tabs in ADUC. Googling shows this is a popular request and the most common solution (and the only one which appears to work to all) is to install Exchange Server Management for Vista using esmvista.msi /q. That may well have worked on beta versions of Win 7 but is definitely not working with my OEM copy of Win 7.

Can this perhaps be made to work by installing from an Exchange 2007 CD (which I don’t have at this time), bearing in mind that we have Exchange 2003 only? Can someone please offer a solution that works? I figure some of you must have solved this by now.

Edit: I don’t know if this is relevant or not but the Win 7 machine is also running Office 2010 Pro.

About the bounty
I had intended to award the bounty to gWaldo for having taken the extra steps to try to help me with this issue. However, as I was about to do so my screen started scrolling and I actually clicked on the answer posted by natxo asenjo, who’s answer offended me, without realising it. Perhaps if I wasn’t rushing I might have noticed but that’s now history.


This thread indicates that it may a preference may be set…

Or, if that doesn’t work…

This Forum post (second response – marked answered) describes installing ADUC under Windows 7 from the command line using the /q (quiet) switch in order to manage Exchange 2003 properties. This is, of course, after installing the RSAT (Remote Server Admin Tools) found here.

Another solution (source) is when you get the error in your event log ‘Product: Exchange System Manager — Error 1925. You do not have sufficient privileges to complete this installation for all users of the machine’ Log on as administrator and then retry this installation.
To remedy this, (even while logged on as a sys admin) launch command from the windowssystem32 folder as an admin. The brought up a UAC prompt – accept – , and then try using ESM on Win7x64

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