Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Installing Exchange Server 2010 Pre-Requisites on Windows Server 2008 R2

Exchange Server 2010 can be installed on either Windows Server 2008 64-bit with Service Pack 2, or Windows Server 2008 64-bit R2, and either Standard or Enterprise editions.
In this post I’ll walk through installing the pre-requisites for Exchange Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2.
Servers that will host the Hub Transport or Mailbox server roles require the Microsoft Filter Pack which can be downloaded here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=137042
After installing the Filter Pack run the following command from an elevated Windows PowerShell console.
Import-Module ServerManager
To install a “Typical” Exchange server running the Client Access, Hub Transport, and Mailbox server roles, run the following command from an elevated Windows PowerShell console.
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,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy -Restart
Note that other combinations of server roles require different groups of pre-requisites. You can see a complete list of these options here.
You can also check out Pat Richard’s script for automating the installation of pre-requisites for different servers roles.
The server will require a restart, which will occur automatically by using the –Restart switch on the command above.
After the restart launch another elevated Windows PowerShell console and run the following command.
Set-Service NetTcpPortSharing -StartupType Automatic
After installing the pre-requisites run Microsoft Update to verify the latest updates and patches are applied to the server before proceeding with the Exchange Server 2010 install.

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