Topic Last Modified: 2008-11-14

Exchange Server 2010 setup cannot continue because the local computer is not running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or a later version.

Exchange 2010 setup requires that the computer that is used for Microsoft Exchange be running Windows Server 2008 or a later version.

To resolve this issue, do the following:

For more information about how to upgrade to Windows Server 2008 , see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 948070, "Information and resources to use when you plan to upgrade Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008" (

For more information about Windows Server 2008, see the Windows Server 2008 technical documentation at