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Installing Exchange 2016 on Windows Server 2016 Step by Step

Installing exchange server 2016 step by step on Windows Server 2016.

Make sure windows is patches with latest updates. So that you have all the latest .net versions installed.

Before Exchange 2016 Install  – Go through the Minimum system requirements below – Note Preview versions are not Production ready.

Minimum System Requirements and Forest Functional Level for Exchange Server 2016

You can Download the Exchange Server 2016 CU15 Setup using the below Link

Step 1:

To Prepare Active Directory using the same machine.

Install the Below Feature which install the Active Directory Tools as well.

Open Windows PowerShell.

Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS


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Step 2:


Install Required Roles.


Open Windows PowerShell


Install-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, RSAT-Clustering-Mgmt, RSAT-Clustering-PowerShell, Web-Mgmt-Console, WAS-Process-Model, Web-Asp-Net45, 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-Ext45, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Server, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Static-Content, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-WMI, Windows-Identity-Foundation, RSAT-ADDS
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To check .Net Version on Windows Server 2016 – Its recommended to patch the the .net to latest supported version and then install Exchange


(Get-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full' ).Release

Install .Net 4.8


https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2088631



Install


Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2012


Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2013


Step 3


Download and Install Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 Runtime

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Step 4:


Preparing Schema


Open Windows PowerShell – Browse to Setup Location –  Run as administrator.


.\setup /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

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Step 5:


Preparing Active Directory


.\setup /Preparead /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /OrganizationName:"Enter Exchange Org Name"

Note : If you are already in a Exchange Organization – Remove /OrganizationName Parameter

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Step 6:


Preparing Domain


.\setup /Preparedomain /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms
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Note :


If you are in a Child domain Scenario


.\setup /Preparealldomains /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Step 7:


Run as Administrator – setup.exe


Choose Next,Accept the agreement.


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Step 8:


Choose the Mailbox Role.


Choose Next


Note :”Edge Transport Role” should be installed in DMZ. (if required)


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Step 9:


Choose Next


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You can always move Database path for Exchange Databases and log files to a separate drive.


How to move database path and log folder path in Exchange 2013/2016


Step 10:


Choose Next


If you already Did “Step 4” you won’t see a option to create organization. As Already Exchange Org is already created


Else Enter a Org Name.


Step 11:


Choose  “No” for Malware Scanning


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Step 10:


Choose Install


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Microsoft  Exchange Server 2016  – Setup Completed Successfully.


Get-ExchangeServer| FT Name,Admin*

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About Satheshwaran Manoharan

Satheshwaran Manoharan is an Microsoft Office Server and Services MVP , Publisher of Azure365pro.com. Specialized in Office365 / Microsoft Exchange / Virtualization , Sathesh is an Messaging Expert supporting/Designing/Deploying many medium size businesses to large enterprises when it comes to Corporate messaging and Virtualization Infrastructure

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