Thursday, March 3, 2011

Typical Installation of Exchange Server 2010 RTM on Windows Server 2008 R2

Lab Setup

In this subject, we will setup the following lab environment

Computer FQDN
IP / Network
Domain Controller,
DNS Server,

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
Member Server,
Install Exchange 2010 with All roles
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (Full install)

Prerequisites on EX01
For a default Exchange Server 2010 installation, the following settings and components are required:

-         Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5.1
-         Internet Information Service (IIS)
-         2007 Office System Converter: Microsoft Filter Pack  or Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack (For Hub Transport and Mailbox Role)
-         Set Net.TCP Port sharing service to Automatic.
-         Disable IPv6 before installation

1.     At EX01, login as Domain Administrator.
2.     Click "Start > All Programs > Accessories > Windows PowerShell".
3.     Run the following cmdlet:

Import-Module ServerManager

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 -Restart

Reference:            For more information to install the other roles:

4.     Install Microsoft Filter Pack.
5.     Click "Start > Command Prompt", enter "sc config NetTcpPortSharing start= auto".

6.     Restart the EX01.

Remark:            You can also use the following cmdlet to enable NetTCPPortSharing start automatically
                  Set-Service NetTCPPortSharing –StartType Automatic

Remark:            NetTcpPortSharing setting is used by Client Access Role only, if you install the other roles services. You don’t need to modify this setting.

Install Exchange Server 2010 on EX01

1.     At EX01, Insert Exchange Server 2010 DVD.
2.     Click "Step 3: Choose Exchange language option > Install only language from the DVD".

3.     Click "Step 4: Install Microsoft Exchange".
4.     At Introduction screen, click "Next".
5.     Select "I accept the terms in the license agreement", and then click "Next".
6.     Accept the default option "NO" for error reporting and then click "Next".
7.     Click "Next" to install with typical installation.

8.     Enter you desired organization name e.g. Contoso, and then click "Next".

Remark:            At Exchange 2003, the organization name for backup usage.

9.     At Client Settings, select "NO" and then click "Next" twice.

Remark:            You can select No now for the installation but add back the support of Outlook 2003 clients later by using the Configure Offline Address Book (OAB) Distribution for Outlook 2003 and earlier clients wizard in Exchange 2010 Console.

10.     At Customer Experience Improvement Program, select "I don’t wish to join the program at this time", click "Next".
11.     The readiness checks then begin, when the checks finish, click "Install".

The installation time needed depends on the hardware configuration of your server.

12.     After the installation is completed, the following is shown:

13.     Click "Finish" to complete the installation.
14.     Restart the EX01.

Remark:           After insert the cd-key, you have to restart “Microsoft Exchange Information Store” at the services.msc. By default, “Microsoft Exchange Information Store” update every 2 hours.

Remark:           After installed Exchange 2010 on this forest, you can’t install Exchange 2007.

For more reference, go to the following website:

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