Installing Exchange 2010: Mailbox, Client Access, and Hub Transport Roles

Yes, yes, the title of this blog is “Linux Liaison”, but this is my pseudonym because I do love Linux. That said, here’s how to install Exchange 2010 SP3 with the least errors possible.

This procedure is intended for the installation of Exchange 2010 SP3 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 internally facing machine. Before commencing this procedure, ensure that Service Pack 1 has been installed and Windows Update displays that there are no further updates to install.

  1. Download and run the Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 executable found here
  2. In the Extract window select the path to extract the setup files to and click Extract
  3. Open Windows Powershell and enter the command Import-Module ServerManager
  4. Add the required Exchange 2010 SP3 prerequisites by entering 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
  5. When the extraction started in step 2 is complete, reboot the machine
  6. In Windows Explorer navigate to the folder set in step 2 and run exe
  7. In the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 window, click Step 4: Install Microsoft Exchange

  8. In the Exchange Server 2010 Setup window, click Next
  9. Click the I accept the terms in the license agreement radio button and click Next
  10. Leave the default No radio button set and click Next
  11. On the Installation Type page check the Automatically install Windows Server roles and features required for Exchange and Typical Exchange Server Installation, then click Next
  12. Select all the roles on the Server Role Selection page, except for the Edge Transport Role
  13. On the Exchange Organization page, enter the name of the organization in the textbox and click Next
  14. On the Client Settings page leave the default No radio button selected and click Next
  15. On the Configure Client Access server external domain page, enter the domain name for the Active Directory domain of the organization and click Next
  16. Click the I don’t want to join the program at this time radio button and click Next
  17. Once the installer has checked the perquisites click Install
  18. Once the program is installed, reboot the machine

This post is the first in a series on Exchange 2010. Stay tuned or click here to see the upcoming posts in the series

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