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Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Restore SDK March 2010 Readme

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Welcome to the Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Restore Software Development Kit (SDK). This release includes new and updated information for building applications that back up and restore Exchange 2010 databases. This file briefly describes the contents of the SDK.

The Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Restore SDK provides documentation that illustrates important Exchange Server development techniques and APIs. The SDK also provides a 64-bit CHKSGFILES COM-based library that enables applications to check the consistency of Exchange 2010 databases.

This Readme provides information about how to provide feedback, information about installation prerequisites, instructions for installing and removing the Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Restore SDK, and information about known issues, in the following sections:

  • Feedback and Support

  • Prerequisites

  • Installing the Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Restore SDK

  • Uninstalling the Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Restore SDK

  • Known Issues

The Exchange Developer Documentation team welcomes feedback on this documentation at exsdkfb@microsoft.com. Feedback from our customers is an important part of our development process. Please be aware that, although we read all the feedback mail, we cannot personally respond to your e-mail message. Thank you for helping us to develop a better product.

The Microsoft Exchange Server Web site provides product and licensing information for Exchange Server, including white papers, product literature, Exchange-related events, service packs, and more. Visit the site frequently for new and updated content.
The Exchange Server Developer Center Web site on MSDN includes news, additional development information, downloads, technical articles, newsgroups, and more. Visit the Exchange Server Developer Center frequently for new and updated developer information.
The Exchange Server TechCenter is your one-stop source for technical documentation about Exchange Server. The library is a catalog of technical Exchange Server content that has been reviewed and approved by the Exchange Server product team at Microsoft.

The following are prerequisites for the Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Restore SDK:

  • Operating System    You can install the Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Restore SDK on computers that are running 32- or 64-bit versions of the Windows® XP, Windows Vista, or Windows Server® 2003 operating systems. Applications that back up and restore Exchange 2010 databases, or that use the CHKSGFILES library, must be run on a 64-bit version of the Windows Server 2008 operating system or later versions.

  • Code Samples    Any code samples that are provided with this SDK require Exchange 2010. At this time, the Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Restore SDK does not include code samples.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework    Code samples may require that the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2 or later versions be installed.

  • Document Explorer    This SDK requires that you install Microsoft Document Explorer 2005, or Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 or later versions. The installer for this SDK will determine whether an appropriate document explorer is available.

Any sample applications provided in the SDK may have additional requirements. Before you compile or run the sample applications, read the documentation to learn about any additional requirements.

You can install the Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Restore SDK on a computer that is running the Windows Installer.

To install the SDK

  1. If you have not done so already, download the Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Restore SDK, BackupRestoreSDK.msi, from the Microsoft Download Center.

  2. Locate and start the installer file, BackupRestoreSDK.msi.

  3. Follow the instructions that are provided by the Setup wizard.

By default, the Setup wizard installs the Exchange 2010 Backup and Restore SDK on the drive that contains the operating system (usually drive C), in the folder \Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server 2010\Backup and Restore SDK March 2010.

To remove the Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Restore SDK

  1. Locate and start the Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Restore SDK installer, BackupRestoreSDK.msi.

  2. Select Remove, and then click Next.

  3. When you are prompted, click Finish.

This SDK contains information about a future release of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. This information is preliminary and is subject to change.

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