Please come back for more

install exchange 2013 step by step

To install Exchange on windows first make sure you prepared the right operation system to the right Exchange version according to the Exchange Server Supportability Matrix :

Now, Lets start to install all the server roles needed,   To install the Active Directory Remote Administration Tool run from powershell as administrator :

Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS

To prepared the server to CAS or MAILBOX rules just add the the Roles & Features  (Long line, make sure you copy all of it 🙂 :

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

You will need to reboot the server after installation completed !

You will need to install the “Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 Runtime”, download it from here and install while pressing next all the way:

And Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs and it`s service pack:

The last thing before installing the exchange server is to prepared the Active Directory :

Open Windows PowerShell,Browse toexchange 2013 Setup Location. Run from there :

.\setup /Preparead /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /OrganizationName:”Enter Exchange Org Name”


Note : If you are already in a Exchange Organization – Remove /OrganizationName Parameter



.\setup /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms


.\setup /Preparedomain /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms



Note :

If you are in a Child domain Scenario


.\setup /Preparealldomains /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

now lets install the exchange, run setup from the installation folder ! the rest is straight forward .


You can also download some scripts to easy install :  Exchange2013-installationPack


One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *