Supported platforms and requirements
CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro is designed to work with four versions of Exchange Servers: 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. There are two main components that have to be installed. Their requirements differ slightly from each other. Study the description and table below to get an overview of supported systems and requirements enabling its smooth and uninterrupted operation. There is no need to install anything on end-users machines, the software runs server-side.
Exchange Rules Pro Service is a set of services (Transport Agent, Exchange Rules Service, Attendant Service, Sent Items Update Service) responsible for processing rules and settings defined within the Administration Panel and applying them to messages traveling through the Exchange Server.
Administration Panel is the management console of the program used for configuration of rules and other settings associated with the program's operation. The Administration Panel handles the settings to Exchange Rules Service, which is responsible for processing them.
|Server side:||CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro Service installed directly on Exchange Servers.|
|Administration:||CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro Administration Panel installed on any workstation or alongside the services directly on Exchange Server.|
|CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro Service|
|Required permissions:||Local Administrator rights are necessary to install but Domain Admin permissions are required in some further configuration steps.|
Services can be installed on the following 64-bit systems:
with one of the 64-bit Exchange Server versions below:
|.NET 4.0 is required on Exchange Servers 2013/2016, .NET 3.5 SP1 is required on Exchange Servers 2007/2010. It might be also necessary to install Windows Management Framework Core.|
|The service must remain active at all times and should not be installed on any disk that can be unmounted.|
|CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro Administration Panel|
|Required permissions:||All users can run the Administration Panel (read how to configure access rights and remote management).|
|Requirements:||All 64-bit systems starting from Windows Vista / Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 up to Windows 10 / Windows Server 2016 are supported.|
|.NET 4.0 and Internet Explorer 9 or higher are required. It might also be necessary to install Windows Management Framework Core.|
|Notes and warnings||
|It is impossible to install program components using Group Policy Object (GPO) or other unattended or remote deployment method. The installation has to be performed manually on each machine.|
|Linked mailboxes are supported, however, Active Directory data such as AD user properties and AD group membership is obtained from the domain controller of the environment in which Exchange Server and the CodeTwo services are installed.|
|Encrypted and digitally signed emails are processed if the S/MIME or Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) standard is used. Others, such as PGP or OpenPGP (e.g. GPG), are not yet supported.|
Installation process - this article describes step by step how to install the program in the single and multi-server environments and provides information about the upgrade installation from the previous versions of CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro.