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Exchange 2010 Step-By-Step Installation Guide - Part I PDF Print E-mail
Written by Damitha Anuradha   
Saturday, 16 July 2011 18:10

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You can download Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 and Exchange Server 2010 from below Microsoft links with evaluation period.

Server 2008 R2 with SP1 - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd459137.aspx

Exchange Server 2010 - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21308


Operating System Requirement:

Operating system (on a computer with 64bit processor)

  • 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise with Service Pack 2.
  • 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard or Enterprise.

Operating system for Management Tools (on a computer with 64bit processor)

  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 or later.
  • Windows 7.

Active Directory Server Requirement:

Schema Master

  • 32-bit or 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2003 Standard or Enterprise SP1 or later version.
  • 32-bit or 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise.

Global Catalog Server

At least one Global Catalog server in every Active Directory site where you are planning to install Exchange 2010 on,

  • 32-bit or 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2003 Standard or Enterprise.
  • 32-bit or 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise.

Active Directory Forest

  • Domain Functional Level: Windows Server 2003.
  • Forest Functional Level: Windows Server 2003.

Verify that Domain and Forest function level of Active Directory is at least "Windows Server 2003".

  1. Open Active Directory Domains and Trust.
  2. Right-Click on the name of your domain and select "Raise Domain Functional Level".
  3. Verify that it is "Windows Server 2003". If not, raise it.

    Raise domain functional level
  1. Open Active Directory Domains and Trust.
  2. Right-Click on the "Active Directory Domains and Trust [Your Domain Name]" and select "Raise Forest Functional Level".
  3. Verify that it is "Widows Server 2003". If not, raise it.

    Raise forest functional level

Prerequisites for Windows 2008 R2:

Before installing prerequisites make sure that you have installed Standard or Enterprise edition of Windows 2008 R2, but NOT Core, Web Server or Foundation Server editions.

  1. For Hub Transport and/or Mailbox roles, install the Office Filter Pack.

  2. For Client Access Server installation change startup mode of "Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service" from Manual to Auto by running below command in PowerShell (Open Powershell window with elevated rights by right-clicking it "Run as Administrator).

    Set-Service NetTcpPortSharing -StartupType Automatic

    start the NetTcpPortSharing Service


  3. Open Powershell (Open Powershell window with elevated rights by right-clicking it "Run as Administrator") and import server module first with "Import-Module ServerManager" command then install/enable Operating System components as per below;

    Typical installation of Client Access, Hub Transport, and Mailbox role
    Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,RSAT-Web-Server,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Dyn-Compression,NET-HTTP-Activation,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy

    For a Client Access role
    Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,RSAT-Web-Server,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Dyn-Compression,NET-HTTP-Activation,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy

    For a Hub Transport role
    Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,RSAT-Web-Server

    For a Mailbox role
    Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,RSAT-Web-Server

    For a Unified Messaging role
    Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,RSAT-Web-Server,Desktop-Experience

    For an Edge Transport role
    Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,ADLDS

    For Client Access and Hub Transport roles
    Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,RSAT-Web-Server,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Dyn-Compression,NET-HTTP-Activation,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy

Now we are going to install Exchange 2010 with typical setup of Client Access, Hub Transport and Mailbox Role so we’ll use first command where source of Exchange 2010 setup is available.


Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,RSAT-Web-Server,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Dyn-Compression,NET-HTTP-Activation,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy

add features

Restart the computer before proceed to Installation.

Now you are ready to start the installation. Read the second part of this article from below link.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Step by Step - Part II

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+4 #4 sikiru 2012-08-10 13:57
this tutorial is so much interesting
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+3 #3 Damitha Anuradha 2012-06-29 15:38
As state in Technet these are the prerequisites to be installed before installing Exchange 2010. More information you can find here. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354.aspx. See under "Install the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system prerequisites".
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+3 #2 Amol 2012-06-28 14:59
Why Do i need to have following services running?
NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,RSAT-Web-Server,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Dyn-Compression,NET -HTTP-Activation,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy

If possible please explain as to what individual service does.
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0 #1 Amol 2012-06-28 14:15
Thank you for the step by step guide, it will really help.

If possible please explain as to why do we need the following windows services/parameters to install Exchange?


NET-Framework
RSAT-ADDS
Web-Server
Web-Basic-Auth
Web-Windows-Auth
Web-Metabase
Web-Net-Ext
Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console
WAS-Process-Model
RSAT-Web-Server
Web-ISAPI-Ext
Web-Digest-Auth
Web-Dyn-Compression
NET-HTTP-Activation
RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy
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