Wednesday, 08 August 2012 09:30

Step by Step Installation Guide for Exchange Server 2013 Preview Version

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Update: On Windows Server 2012, follow Installation Guide of Exchange 2013 on Windows 2012 Server

This documents describes how the exchange environment for Exchange 2013 is installed. This includes the steps by step process of installing exchange in a new environment with Exchange Server 2013 preview version installation. From my thought, the installation will become much more easier when the RTM version is available to download. Even at this point the installation goes smooth if you follow the instructions correctly.

LAB Details:

One Domain Controller in Windows 2008 R2 Std, and running in Windows 2008 native mode.

One member server joined into the domain exchange2013.local.

Coivering Exchange 2013 Prerequisites

Login to the server App-Exchange2013 with domain credentials (Ensure that the domain account you use to install Exchange 2013 have sufficient privileges.)

See MS write up on permission required, however I use the Administrator account to avoid any permission issues.

-- You must ensure the account you use is delegated membership in the Schema Admins group if you haven't previously prepared the Active Directory schema. If you're installing the first Exchange 2013 Preview server in the organization, the account you use must have membership in the Enterprise Admins group. If you've already prepared the schema and aren't installing the first Exchange 2013 Preview server in the organization, the account you use must be a member of the Exchange 2013 Preview Organization Management role group.

Administrators who are members of the Delegated Setup role group can deploy Exchange 2013 Preview servers that have been previously provisioned by a member of the Organization Management role group. --

Now, open Windows PowerShell (preferable to run as administrator) and type “Import-Module ServerManager” without quotes

Run the following command to add the all the features for the role combination.

Role Combination

Add-WindowsFeature command

Only Mailbox role

OR

Mailbox and Client Access Server

Add-WindowsFeature Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework, NET-HTTP-Activation, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Web-Server, WAS-Process-Model, Web-Asp-Net, 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-Ext, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Server, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Static-Content, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-WMI

Client Access Role

Add-WindowsFeature Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework, NET-HTTP-Activation, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Web-Server, WAS-Process-Model, Web-Asp-Net, 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-Ext, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Server, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Static-Content, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-WMI

 1.       Run the below command on Windows Power Shell to add “Remote Tools Administration Pack”

 Cmdlet:  Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS

RSAT

Important: Ensure that you take a restart of the server before step to the next stage of installations.

1.       Once you finish the roles and features for the operating system, do install the following software in given order. Note – If you fail to follow the order may end up in error during Exchange installation.

  1. Download and Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 RC
  2. Download and Install Windows Management Framework 3.0 (Note – restart the server at this point, and process to next step.)
  3. Download and Install Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit
  4. Download and Install Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack 64 bit
  5. Download and Install Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack SP1 64 bit
  6. Download and Install Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB974405 (Windows Identity Foundation)
  7. Download and Install Knowledge Base article KB2619234 (Enable the Association Cookie/GUID that is used by RPC over HTTP to also be used at the RPC layer in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2)
  8. Download and Install Knowledge Base article KB2533623 (Insecure library loading could allow remote code execution)

Restart the server once you complete all the above software installations.

Once you done with all above software, follow below steps. This is also part of pre-requisites, do complete them before you start the actual installation.

  1. Uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 11 Beta Redistributable (x64) (Open Program and Feature from Control Panel and uninstall the specified program) Note - This task must be done after you've installed UCMA, but before you run Exchange 2013 Preview Setup.
  2. Unistall_c_11_beta-updated
  3. Register ASP.NET with .NET Framework 4.5 in Internet Information Services (IIS)
    1. Open windows command prompt
    2. Run “%SystemDrive%\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe -ir –enable” without quotes
  4. Do an IISReset after registering the ASP.NET with .NET Framework 4.5

Before you proceed with the Exchange 2013 installation, please reboot the server. Otherwise the pre-installation check may fail.

The actual Install Exchange Server 2013:

  • Extract the Exchange 2013 to local drive of the server
  • Run the setup.exe with Run as Administrator
  • Select appropriate selection on Check for Updates, I selected do not check.
  • The setup will start copying the files, wait for it to complete and click on “next”
  • On Introduction Page, click “next”
  • Accept the License Agreement and say “next”
  • Error reporting, I selected “No” for time being, and click on “next”
  • Click next on Checking for required software section
  • Select the roles, (mailbox and Client access). By now you must have known that the hub transport role now in Mailbox server.

Server_Roles

  • Installation space and Location, I leave as default and click on “next”
  • Give an Organization name, and click on Next

Org_Name

  • Leave default on Malware Protection Settings, click next
  • Give the external URL on Configure Client Access Server page, and click next

CAS_Internet_Facing

  • Leave as default on CEP page, and give “next”
  • You will see successful readiness check if you have done all the steps mentioned in this article. Click on Install button to start the installation process.

You will see a completion page after the successful installation of Exchange Server 2013. You may now go to the ECP or Exchange Management Shell for further configuartion, as the EMC has very limited

administration option.

Share your feedback on the installation experience, hope this helped you in setting up your Exchaneg Server 2013 server.

References,

Install Exchange 2013 Using the Setup Wizard , Exchange 2013 Prerequisites, Verify an Exchange 2013 Installation

-Praveen

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