Let us learn installing Exchange 2010 Sp3 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 in a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Environment
Windows Server 2008 R2 is Updated with Latest Patches use the Windows Setups Includes Service Pack 1 . Easier to Patch
Download and Install Latest “Microsoft Filter Pack” (64bit Version)
Install hotfix Microsoft Knowledge Base article 2550886 from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2550886 to improve Windows Failover Cluster transient communication instability when deploying stretched Database Availability Groups across datacenters.
On the Start menu, navigate to All Programs > Accessories > Windows PowerShell. Open an elevated Windows PowerShell console (Right Click – Run as administrator), and run the following command.
And Running this command for typical installation where all the roles will be installed HUB , CAS and Mailbox Servers
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
Reboot the Server
Now Prerequisites Installed successfully
Now open Command Prompt “Browse the Command prompt into the setup location”
Below command will be Executed only if Exchange 2003 Exist in the Environment.
We run this as we prepare the legacy (Exchange 2003) Server permissions,
Running this command won’t harm your environment .
Befor Running this command make sure your Domain Function Level and Forest Functional level in Windows Server 2003 is in native mode and your Exchange 2003 is in native mode,
Otherwise , It won’t allow you to install Exchange 2010
Preparing the Schema
Preparing Active Directory
Setup.com /preparead /OrganizationName:"First Organization"
This Switch can be removed if you have an Exchange Server already in your Organization
Or if you want to change the organization name . you can use this switch
Now prepare the domain
If you have multiple domains run
Now Start the Setup
Choose Typical to Install HUB,CAS and Mailbox (Recommended by Microsoft – Block based All roles in One Server)
Give a Check mark for Automatically install Windows Server roles
If this is the internet facing server , Give the external domain name
If Exchange 2003 Exists in your Environment , you will get this option to configure mail flow between these Servers
Now Setup will Run for some time
Reboot your Server
Now Apply the latest Rollup Available . As of today Rollup 23 is available for Exchange 2010 SP3
Download Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x64) and Install
Uncheck in IE Security Settings ( Temporarily only)
- “Check for publisher’s certificate revocation”
- “Check for server certificate revocation”
Re run the setup and install
Thanks for your article. Is that cluster failover hotfix mandatory to be applied before Exchange 2010 SP3 installation in 2008 R2? In that KB MS says to install it only if the described issue appears.
yes. if they are going to be on DAG