Installation of Exchange Server 2010 on windows server 2008 R2

Before you install exchange server 2010, the administrator should understand how to prepare your network for an exchange server 2010 installation and understand the installation choices that are available.

System Requirements

With Exchange Server 2010, 32-bit support has gone away, and the product is only being released in a 64-bit version. By utilizing 64-bit architecture, Exchange Server has significantly enhanced processor and memory utilization. The Exchange Server 2010 application can only be installed on a 64-bit edition of the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (or later) operating system.

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (Service Pack 2)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (Service Pack 2)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard R2
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition R2

Either the standard or enterprise edition of Windows Server can be utilized. If you want to take more advanced features of Exchange Server 2010 then you must use the Enterprise edition.

Prerequisites for Exchange server 2010

Before installing Exchange Server 2010, the administrator should become familiar with the server 2010 prerequisites for each of the server roles.

1. Download and install 2007 Office System Convertor: Microsoft Filer Pack

2. Install the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Sp1

3. From PowerShell, Type Import-Module ServerManger command


For a typical install with the Client Access, Hub Transport, and Mailbox roles run the following 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


4. If you are installing the Client Access role on a server, you are required to set the Net.Tcp Port Sharing service to Automatic startup mode. Run the following Command Set-Service NetTcpPortSharing -StartupType Automatic


Installation Steps:

1. After installing the above steps, select Choose exchange language option.


2. Click install only languages from the DVD option.


3. Click Step 4 Install Microsoft Exchange.


4. From the Introduction screen, click Next to continue.


5. From the License Agreement screen, select I Accept the Terms in the License Agreement and click Next to continue.


6. On the Error Reporting screen, select whether you want to report installation errors to Microsoft. The default is No. Click Yes option and then Next to continue.


7. Select Typical Exchange Server 2010 Installation and if you are installing specific roles, select Custom Exchange Server Installation.


8. Choose a name for your Exchange Organization and click Next.


9. If you have clients running either Outlook 2003 or earlier, select Yes. Otherwise, select No.


10. If your client access server will be Internet facing, Enter the domain name that you will use (for example, or otherwise leave this box unchecked.


11. On the Customer Experience Improvement Program screen, select whether you want to join the Exchange Customer Experience Improvement Program or Not, then Next to continue.


12. Click Install button to begin installing Exchange server


13. Click Finish to Install exchange server 2010 setup.


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