Exchange 2007 in the Lab

This webpage has an Email link, and IT Pro's in Canada are starting to use it.  This is fantastic because we are posting more and more Your Solutions articles, and little tidbits of useful information.  Like this one.....

Through the blog we got an email from Eric in Quebec.  Eric was trying to use the 32 bit trial version of Exchange 2007 in a test lab so he could get up to speed and encountered an error installing the Unified Messaging role with the French UM Langauge Pack.  I picked up his email and sent it off to one of our internal DLs and got a response back, which I passed on to Eric.  Eric tried the suggestion and was able to get things going!

Oh yeah, the issue and fix, you probably want to know about that.  The error Eric got was

Unified Messaging Role



Installing product E:\Setup\ServerRoles\UnifiedMessaging\es.MSI failed. Fatal error during installation. Error code is 1603. Last error reported by the MSI package is 'There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.  '.

Fatal error during installation

Elapsed Time: 00:02:33

Um Language Pack for fr-FR


And the fix?

If you are running 32 bits UM, reboot the box, logon to the console (no TS), add these two keys and start the install again.


This affects the 32 bit trial version only but I thought you might want to know about it so when you are building your test lab and encounter the same issue, you have the resolution!

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