Thursday, December 27, 2012

Typical Installation of Exchange Server 2013 RTM on Windows Server 2008 R2

I will install Exchange 2013 with Mailbox and Client Access server roles in the following lab environment.

Computer FQDN:
IP address /network:
Roles: Domain Controller, DNS server, Global Catalog server
OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

Computer FQDN:
IP address /network:
Roles: Exchange Server 2013 (Mailbox and Client Access server roles)
OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (Full installation)

To install Exchange Server 2013, the forest functional level of Active Directory must be Windows Server 2003 or higher.

You cannot install Exchange Server 2013 in Windows Server 2008 R2 core version.

Prerequisites tools for Exchange Server 2013 on Windows Server 2008 R2

The following components must be installed in the Window Server 2008 R2 before installing Exchange Server 2013 (Mailbox and Client Access server roles).

1. On EX01, log in as Domain Administrator.

2. Launch "PowerShell".
3. Perform "Import-Module ServerManager".
4. Perform "Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS, Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework, NET-HTTP-Activation, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Web-Server, WAS-Process-Model, Web-Asp-Net, Web-Basic-Auth, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Digest-Auth, Web-Dir-Browsing, Web-Dyn-Compression, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Http-Redirect, Web-Http-Tracing, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console, Web-Metabase, Web-Mgmt-Console, Web-Mgmt-Service, Web-Net-Ext, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Server, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Static-Content, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-WMI -Restart" to install required roles and featires of Exchange 2013.

5. After the above roles and features have been installed, install the following software in EX01.

Preparing Active Directory and Domains
Before installing Exchange Server 2013 in the Active Directory, we need to update the Active Directory Schema first. To update Active Directory Schema, we need to log in as a user which is a member of Schema Admins, Domain Admins and Enterprise Admins. 

In my lab environment, there is 1 domain which is the forest root domain. Domain Administrator also a member of Schema Admins, Domain Admins and Enterprise Admins.

Remark: If the setup command is performed in DC01, DC01 must be installed .NET Framework v4 or later and Windows Management Framework 3.0.

Assuming that D drive is the DVD-Rom.

1. On EX01, log in as Domain Administrator.
2. Insert Exchange Server 2013 DVD.
3. Launch "Command Prompt" as administrator.
4. Navigate to D:\, perform "Setup.Exe /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /ps" to prepare the Schema for Exchange 2013.

5. Perform "Setup.Exe /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /p /on:Contoso" to create Exchange and Exchange organization container in Active Directory.

6. Perform "Setup.Exe /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /pd" to prepare the domain.

Installing Exchange Server 2013
1. On EX01, log in as Domain Administrator.
2. Insert Exchange Server 2013 DVD.
3. Click "Run Setup.EXE".

4. On "Check for Updates?" window, select "Don't check for updates right now"

5. Click "next".
6. On "Introduction' window, click "next".

7. On "License Agreement" window, select "I accept the terms in the license agreement", click "next".

8. On "Recommended Settings" window, select "Use recommended settings", click "next".

9. On "Server Role Selection" window, check "Mailbox role" and "Client Access role".

10. Click "next".
11. On "Installation Space and Location" window, click "next".

12. On "Malware Protection Settings" window, select "Yes" to disable malware scanning.

13. Click "next".
14. On "Readiness Checks" window, click "install".

15. On "Setup Completed" window, click "finish".

16. Restart EX01.

As a result, Exchange 2013 was installed in EX01 successfully.

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