Install and configure Exchange Server 2013 on Windows Sever 2012
Deployment of Exchange 2013 has three main stages
1. Prepare Active Directory ( If you installing Exchange 2013 for the first time)
2. Install required Exchange 2013 prerequisites
3. Install Exchange 2013 Setup
Prepare Active Directory
When you install Exchange 2013 for the first time in environment you need to prepare the active directory.
· Active Directory domain functional level should be 2003 or higher.
· Active Directory Forest functional level should be 2003 or higher.
· Each Exchange site should have one Global Catalog server that is running Windows server 2003 SP2 or higher.
· An account with Schema Admins, Domain Admins, and Enterprise Admins permissions to run Exchange setup.
· Schema master running Windows Server 2003 with SP2, or a later version of Windows Server.
Although Active Directory preparation can occur as part of the installation of the first Exchange Server 2013 server, you can also run the Active Directory preparation as a separate task beforehand on a 64-bit server running Windows Server 2008R2 SP1 or higher.
Alternatively, you can install the tools on a member server to run Exchange 2013 Active Directory preparation.
If you are installing Exchange Server in the AD forest for the first time run the following Exchange 2013 setup command to prepare Active Directory Schema:
If you are installing Exchange Server in the AD forest for the first time run the following Exchange 2013 setup command to prepare Active Directory:
Setup /PrepareAD /OrganizationName: "your organization name" /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms
Install the Exchange Server 2013 Pre-Requisites
Exchange 2013 can be install Windows server 2008R2 SP1 or 2012.
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Install Exchange 2013 Setup
After Installed all required Prerequisites restart the server before continue Exchange 2013 setup.
From the location where you have stored your Exchange 2013 files run Setup.exe.
The first dialog gives you the opportunity to check for updates to the setup files before you proceed.
If you have all required setup files and update you can select “Don’t check for the updates right now” and pass through Next step
This steps copy the Exchange Installation files to Temporary location before continue the process.
Click Next to continue pass through next steps
Next Process Initializing Setup
Accept the license agreement and click Next to continue.
Choose whether or not to enable Error Reporting and click Next to continue.
After a check that all the pre-requisites are installed the setup wizard will move on to the next step automatically.
Now we can choose the server roles to install. If this is the first server you’re installing Microsoft recommends you install the Mailbox server role first (this can be either a Mailbox-only server or a combined Mailbox/Client Access server).
Verify that you have enough disk space for the installation, or choose a path that does have enough disk space, and click Next to continue.
Specify the name of this Exchange Organization and Click Next
When installing the Mailbox server role you are given the option to disable malware protection. If you disable it now you can enable it again later. Microsoft recommends living default option (Enabled).
Some readiness checks are performed. If this is the not the first server you’re installing and there is no Send Connector defined for outbound email then you may see a warning, but you can still proceed with the server installation.
If you received any error message during the readiness check, Please correct the issue before continues Next steps.
If everything goes smooth Click Next for continues Exchange setup, It will take some time to complete the full setup.
The install is a fairly lengthy process, so you may want to go and do something else while you wait. When setup has finished click Finish.
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