Installing Exchange 2010


You want to install Exchange 2010 on a Win2008 R2 server.

Here’s how:


  1. First, read the Exchange 2010 Prerequisites.
  2. Under the Install the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system prerequisites section, note the following:
    1. On servers that will host the Hub Transport or Mailbox server role, install the Microsoft Filter Pack. For Exchange 2010 RTM, see 2007 Office System Converter: Microsoft Filter Pack. For Exchange 2010 SP1, see Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs. For more information about registering the Filter Pack, see Register Filter Pack IFilters with Exchange 2010.
    2. On the Start menu, navigate to All Programs > Accessories > Windows PowerShell. Open an elevated Windows PowerShell console, and run the following command:
      Import-Module ServerManager
    3. Set the Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service to automatic:
      Set-Service NetTcpPortSharing -StartupType Automatic
    4. Use the Add-WindowsFeature cmdlet to install the necessary operating system components:
    5. This example is for a server that will have the typical installation of the Client Access, Hub Transport, and Mailbox server 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,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Client-Auth,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Http-Redirect,Web-Http-Tracing,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-Static-Content,Web-WMI,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy -Restart
  3. After the server has restarted, insert/mount your Exchange 2010 media and run the setup.
  4. Click Step 3 > Install only languages from the DVD:
  5. Click Step 4: Install Microsoft Exchange to start the installation:
  6. Read the introduction and click Next:
  7.  Accept the terms, click Next:
  8.  Umm, NO!:
  9.  Choose the roles you wish to install, click Next:
  10. Enter your external FQDN of your mail server, if the server is internet-facing:
  11. No thanks Steve!
  12. Once the Readiness Checks have completed, click Install:
  13. Once the installation is complete, click Finish:
  14. Install the most recent Service Packs and Update Rollups. Currently that’s Service Pack 2 and Update Rollup 3 for SP2. To run unattended use: /M:Upgrade /InstallWindowsComponents
  15. Restart the server for good measure, then open the Exchange Management Console (EMC).
  16. On the Post-Installation Tasks Tab, click Finalize Deployment Tasks:

    This will open a webpage full of useful information.
  17. Navigate to Server Configuration, select your server, then click Enter Product Key… from the Actions Pane on the right:
  18. Type in your Product Key then click Enter:
  19. Note the warning that you need to restart the Information Store service. Click Finish:

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