How to install Exchange Management Console on Windows 7?

If you want to install the Exchange 2010 Management Console tools to your Windows 7 machine, please follow the below steps.

1 – Make sure your Windows 7 is running on 64bit.

2 – Make sure the following Windows features are installed.

  • IIS 6 Management Console
  • IIS Metabase and IIS 6 configuration compatibility
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

3 – Download the Exchange Server 2010 installation file to your computer.  If you do not have the original ISO file, you can download and use the Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack installation files instead.  Click here to download Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (SP3) .
* Make sure the version is the same as the server version.

4 – Click on the “Setup.exe” file.  This will start the setup menu.

5 – On the Setup Menu page, follow the installation steps and make sure that Step 1 and Step 2 are installed and addressed on your Windows 7 machine.

6 – Click on “Step 3: Choose Exchange Language option” and select “Install only languages from the DVD

7 – Click on “Step 4: Install Microsoft Exchange” to begin installation and will bring up the Exchange Server 2010 Setup wizard.

8 – Click “Next“, “Accept the license agreement“, and “Next

9 – On the “Installation Type” step, choose “Custom Exchange Server Installation” option.  Make sure to check the “Automatically install Windows Server roles and features required for Exchange Server” checkbox too.

10 – Click “Next

11 – On the “Server Role Selection” page, select the “Management Tools” option ONLY.
*Again, make sure to check the “Automatically install Windows Server roles and features required for Exchange Server” checkbox too.

12 – Click “Next” and then “Install

13 – Start the EMC from the “Microsoft Exchange Server 2010” folder.
Note: Make sure the Exchange 2010 version you downloaded are matching up to the server version.  Otherwise, you will get the following error message.

Error:

Initialization failed.
The World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC) isn’t running on any Exchange servers in the site. If you want to connect to Remote PowerShell, this service must be running. Make sure that the W3SVC is running on at least one Exchange server.