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Install Exchange Server 2016 step by step guide


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As the first step let’s prepare the Active Directory for Exchange server 2016 installation.

 

1. Update the Active Directory Schema

Some organizations are having different procedures and policies to upgrade the schema on Active Directory server prior to an Exchange server installations. The Active Directory Schema update will automatically apply when you run Exchange Server 2016 setup on the first server in organization setup.

Requirements need to be fulfilled prior to Schema Upgrade;

  • .NET Framework 4.5.2 need to be installed
  • Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 Runtime
  • The RSAT-ADDS feature need to be installed – C:\> Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS

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  • The forest functional level must be at least Windows Server 2008

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Note: You must be a member of Enterprise and Schema Admins groups in order to run Schema update and the Active Directory preparation

  • The server you’re running the schema update from must be located in the same Active          Directory site as the Schema Master. You may identify Schema Master with below PScmd

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Ok…. Lets extract Exchange Server 2016 Setup files in to a folder and navigate to the location where the Exchange setup files were extracted using the cmd prompt.

C:\Exchange_Setup> Setup /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

 

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2. Prepare the Active Directory

Preparing the Active Directory command apply the schema update as well. Since we have already run the command, we don’t have to worry about it. We are going to setup a state of the art Exchange setup so we need to provide the company name along with the command,

 

C:\Exchange_2016>setup /prepareAD /OrganizationName:SDGUEST /IAcceptExchange

ServerTerms

 

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3. Install Exchange Server 2016

Click Setup.exe and continue the setup

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Once the setup is finished you may exit the setup.

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Categories: Exchange