Server PreRequisites


Make sure the operation system has the latest windows update from Microsoft

Preparing Schecma and Active Directory 

When you are installing Exchange Server 2013 for the first time the Active Directory needs to be prepared.

At least one Global catalog server and one Domain controller per site, Forest functional mode of Windows Server 2003 or higher, An account with Schema Admins, Domain Admins, and Enterprise Admins permissions to run Exchange setup

Before you prepare your AD for Exchange server , you have to install RSAT-ADDS tools

For Windows Server 2012, in PowerShell run:

Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS

Preparing Steps:

  • Preparing Schema (First Time installation)
Setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms
  • Preparing AD
If an Exchange organization already exists you can omit the /OrganizationName parameter.
Setup.exe /PrepareAD /OrganizationName:"<organization name>" /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms
  • Preparing  Domain
Setup.exe /PrepareAllDomains /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Installing the Exchange 2013 pre-requisites

Mailbox server role or (Multirole Server Client Access and Mailbox Server) prerequisite

  • Install windows Role and Feature (server 2012 /2012 R2)

Run the following command in PowerShell

Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Desktop-Experience, 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

Restart the server.

  • Needed Software

Install the following software in this order.

  1. Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 Runtime
  2. Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack 64 bit
  3. Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack SP1 64 bit
  4. Microsoft office 2012 Filter Pack SP2 64 bit

Client Access server role prerequisites

  • Install windows Role and Feature

Run the following command in PowerShell

Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Desktop-Experience, 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

Restart the server

  • Software needed
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