This article is for those looking for a detailed and clear guide on how to install Exchange Server 2010.

For details on how to install Exchange Server 2013, you can read my guide “Install Exchange Server 2013”.

This guide walks you through install Exchange Server 2010 without implementing fault tolerance. This will install all the core Exchange Server roles on one server. The Unified Messaging and Edge Transport roles will not be used.

We will consider the case when you already have two servers with the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system installed on them.

You can read more about how to install Windows Server 2008 R2 in my guide “Install Windows Server 2008 R2”.

In addition, one of the servers must have the Active Directory Domain Services role installed, and the second server must be domain joined.

To learn how to install Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2008 R2, you can read “Install Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2008 R2”.

I recommend that you always use the English edition of Exchange Server. As practice shows, the original (English) versions of Exchange work more stable, besides, it will be easier for you to communicate in the same language with professionals in case of problems or if you want to exchange experience.

Copy the Exchange Server 2010 distribution to a domain controller.

Launch “Exchange2010-SP3-x64”.

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We indicate in which folder you want to unpack the Exchange Server 2010 installation files.

Click the “OK” button.

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The process of unpacking Exchange Server 2010 to the specified folder has begun.

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The unpacking of Exchange Server 2010 is now complete.

Click the “OK” button.

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Now you need to prepare your Active Directory schema.

Please note that the commands below must be run on a domain controller with the “Schema Master” role and must have the appropriate rights in the domain.

Click “Start”, select “All Programs”, then “Accessories”, then right-click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator”.

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Go to the “C:\Exchange” folder using the command:

cd C:\Exchange

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Let’s prepare the Active Directory schema to work with Exchange Server using the command:

Setup.com /PrepareSchema

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The process of preparing the Active Directory schema has begun.

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The Active Directory schema preparation process is complete.

Now you need to prepare containers, objects, and other Active Directory components and create the Exchange organization.

Please note that after “OrganizationName” you must indicate the name of your organization in English.

Let’s prepare containers, objects, and other Active Directory components, as well as create an Exchange organization, using the command:

Setup.com /PrepareAd /OrganizationName: "VMKH"

Please note that after “OrganizationName” you must indicate the name of your organization in English.

Please note that this manual uses the organization’s name “VMKH”.

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The process of preparing Active Directory and creating the Exchange organization has begun.

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The process of preparing Active Directory and creating the Exchange organization is now complete.

The domain controller will no longer be used in this tutorial. All other steps will be performed on the second server on which you plan to install Exchange Server 2010.

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On the future Exchange server, go to the system under an account that consists of the following groups: Enterprise Admins, Schema Admins, and Domain Admins.

Let’s copy the distribution kit of Exchange Server 2010 to the future Exchange server.

We launch “Exchange2010-SP3-x64”.

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We indicate in which folder you want to unpack the Exchange Server 2010 installation files.

Click the “OK” button.

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The process of unpacking Exchange Server 2010 to the specified folder has begun.

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The unpacking of Exchange Server 2010 is now complete.

Click the “OK” button.

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Now you need to install additional components that are required for the Exchange server to work.

The set of required components depends on what operating system you are Install Exchange Server 2010 on and what roles you plan to use on your server. A complete list of components for different operating systems and tasks can be found at the link.

On the “Taskbar” select “Windows PowerShell” and click “Run as administrator”.

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Import the “ServerManager” module using the command:

Import-Module ServerManager

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Install the additional components required for the Exchange server to work using the command:

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

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The process of installing the necessary components has begun.

After completing the installation of the components, the server will automatically reboot.

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The installation of the prerequisites is complete.

Now you need to install Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack.

We go to the site and click the “Download” button.

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Next, select “FilterPack64bit.exe” and click the “Next” button.

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We copy the Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack distribution kit to the future Exchange Server.

Run “FilterPack64bit.exe”.

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Next, the “Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack Installation Wizard” will open.

Click the “Next” button.

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Now you need to accept the license terms.

Click the “Next” button.

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Installation of Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack is complete.

Click the “OK” button.

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You can now begin Install Exchange Server 2010.

Go to the “C:\Exchange” folder and run “setup.exe”.

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In the “Install” section, select “Step 4: Install Microsoft Exchange”.

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Next, the “Exchange Server Setup Wizard” invites you to read information about Exchange Server 2010.

Click the “Next” button.

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Now you need to accept the license terms.

Click the “Next” button.

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At this step, you can configure sending errors related to the operation of the Exchange Server to Microsoft.

Select “No” and click the “Next” button.

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Now you need to choose which roles will be installed on your server.

This guide covers Install Exchange Server 2010 without implementing fault tolerance. This will install all the core Exchange Server roles on one server. The Unified Messaging and Edge Transport roles will not be used.

Select “Typical Exchange Server Installation” and click the “Next” button.

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At this point, the “Exchange Server Setup Wizard” asks if you have computers with Outlook 2003 installed. Note that if you select “No”, you will not be able to use the “Public Folders” functionality.

Click the “Next” button.

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Next, you need to specify a name by which your users will be able to access your mail server from the Internet.

Click the “Next” button.

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At this point, you can join the Exchange Server Quality Improvement Program. This will send reports on your server’s activity to Microsoft.

Select “I don’t want to join the program at this time” and click the “Next” button.

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The installation readiness verification process has begun.

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The readiness to install check process completed successfully. You can start the Exchange Server 2010 installation process.

Press the “Install” button.

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The installation process for Exchange Server 2010 has begun.

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Install Exchange Server 2010 is complete.

Click the “Finish” button.

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Next, the “Exchange Server Setup Wizard” will warn you that changes have been made to the system and that you need to restart the server in order for them to take effect.

Click the “OK” button.

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The Exchange Management Console is used to manage Exchange Server 2010.

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You can now check the status of the Exchange Server services.

Launch the Exchange Management Shell and check the status of the Exchange Server services using the command:

Test-ServiceHealth

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Service check completed successfully.

A value of “True” in “RequireServiceRunning” indicates that the services are running.

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Vladimir Mikhalev
hey, I’m Vladimir Mikhalev, but my friends call me Valdemar. I have a lot of experience in the design and maintenance of various information systems.

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