Some of the cmdlets for managing Microsoft Exchange 2007 cannot be executed on a 64-bit platform, which is the required platform for Exchange itself. Using the export-mailbox cmdlet to export to a PST file is one such example. So, you have to install these tools on a 32-bit platform such as Windows XP SP2. The steps are simple and straightforward.

  1. Install IIS Common Files (Add or Remove Programs… Windows Components)
  2. Install Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  3. Install Microsoft MMC 3.0 for Windows XP (included in Windows XP SP3)
  4. Install Microsoft Powershell
  5. Install Exchange 2007 SP1
    • Choose the custom install
    • Select the ‘Management tools’ only

In another post I’ll show you how to script the export-mailbox cmdlet using a CSV file as the input.