Installing Exchange Server 2010 | Information Technology from Valdemar

This article is written for those who were searching for a detailed and simple for the understanding guide on how to install Exchange Server 2010.

For details on how to install Exchange Server 2013, you can read in my guide «Installing Exchange Server 2013».

This guide discusses installing Exchange Server 2010 without implementing fault tolerance. Thus, all major Exchange Server roles will be installed on one server. 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. In addition, the Active Directory Domain Services role must be installed on one of the servers.

You can read more about how to install Windows Server 2008 R2 in my guide «Installing Windows Server 2008 R2». You can learn how to install Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2008 R2 by reading «Installing Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2008 R2». After installing Exchange Server 2010, my guide «Configuring Exchange Server 2010» will help you make the configuration.

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

Copy the Exchange Server 2010 distribution to the domain controller.

Launch “Exchange2010-SP3-x64”.

Specify in what folder it is necessary to unpack installation files of Exchange Server 2010.

Click the “OK” button.

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

Unpacking Exchange Server 2010 is complete.

Click the “OK” button.

Now you need to prepare the Active Directory schema.

Please note that the following commands must be executed on a domain controller with the “Schema Master” role, and also 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”.

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

cd с:\Exchange

Prepare the Active Directory schema for working with Exchange Server using the command:

Setup.com /PrepareSchema

The process of preparing the Active Directory schema has begun.

The preparation of the Active Directory schema is complete.

Now you need to prepare containers, objects, and other components of Active Directory, as well as create an Exchange organization.

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

Prepare the containers, objects and other components of Active Directory, and also 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 guide uses the organization name “VMKH”.

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

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

The domain controller will no longer be used as part of this guide. All other actions will be performed on the second server on which you plan to install Exchange Server 2010.

Copy the Exchange Server 2010 distribution kit to the future Exchange server.

Launch “Exchange2010-SP3-x64”.

We specify in what folder it is necessary to unpack installation files of Exchange Server 2010.

Click the “OK” button.

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

Unpacking Exchange Server 2010 is complete.

Click the “OK” button.

Now you need to install additional components necessary for the operation of the Exchange server.

The set of necessary components depends on which operating system Exchange Server 2010 is installed 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 here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354(v=exchg.141).aspx.

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

Import the “ServerManager” module using the command:

Import-Module ServerManager

Install the additional components necessary 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

The process of installing the necessary components has begun.

After the installation of the components is completed, the server will automatically reboot.

Installation of prerequisites is complete.

Now you need to install Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack.

Go to the website http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17062 and click on the “Download” button.

Next, select “FiterPack64bit.exe” and click on the “Next” button.

Copy the distribution package Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack to the future Exchange Server.

Start “FilterPack64bit.exe”.

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

Click the “Next” button.

Now you need to accept the license terms.

Click the “Next” button.

Installation of Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack is now complete.

Click the “OK” button.

Now you are ready to install Exchange Server 2010.

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

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

Further, the “Exchange Server Installation Wizard” offers information on Exchange Server 2010.

Click the “Next” button.

Now you need to accept the license terms.

Click the “Next” button.

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

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

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

This guide discusses installing Exchange Server 2010 without implementing fault tolerance. Thus, all major Exchange Server roles will be installed on one server. Unified Messaging and Edge Transport roles will not be used.

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

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

Select “Yes” and click on the “Next” button.

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

Click the “Next” button.

At this point, you can join the Exchange Server Quality Improvement Program. Thus, reports on the operation of your server will be sent to Microsoft.

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

The process of verifying installation readiness has begun.

The installation readiness verification process completed successfully. You can start the Exchange Server 2010 installation process.

Click the “Install” button.

The installation process for Exchange Server 2010 has begun.

Exchange Server 2010 installation is now complete.

Click the “Finish” button.

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

Click the “OK” button.

To manage Exchange Server 2010, use the “Exchange Management Console”.

Now you can 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

Service verification completed successfully.

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

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