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Exchange Server 2016 Installation Step By Step

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Exchange Server 2016 Installation

This article explains the exchange server 2016 installation step by step

You will see how to install exchange server 2016 on windows server 2016

After installing the Exchange server 2016 prerequisites

Make sure you are login with the admin account with the permission of enterprise and schema admin.

Before installing the exchange server on your Windows 2016 server.

There are a few things to keep in mind.

However, you need to Extent your Active directory schema

Why it is necessary to Extent AD Schema

Basically, Exchange stores a lot of information in Active Directory itself.

Therefore, before getting ready for the Exchange Server it is necessary to update classes and other attributes, to begin with.

You can do this by extending your AD Schema.

This step will make your organization ready for Exchange Server Environment.

In order to prepare an active directory, you should have the following in place.

.Net framework 4.7.2

Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2012

Install-windows feature RSAT-ADDS

In order to perform the above action.

One should have to log in as a member of Enterprise and Schema Security Group Admins.

Open Command prompt locate the setup.exe file for your Exchange and run the following command.

Setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Note: Assuming our Exchange server setup files are in D drive.

Execute the below command on the global catalog server

Example: D:\Exchange\Setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

After following the above step,

Now Active Directory schema has been extended.

you need to wait till it starts replicating with all other domain controllers.

You can use the Repadmin command to confirm either replication has been started or not.

Step 2: Exchange server 2016 installation step by step

Now you have to prepare an active directory (AD)

Preparing the active directory puts other extra items to create objects, containers, attributes, etc in AD.

You need the same credential to perform this task as well

Run the following command:

Setup.exe /PrepareAD /OrganizationName:”<organization name>”

Example: D:\Exchange\Setup.exe /PrepareAD /OrganizationName:”<organization name>”

Step 3: Exchange server 2016 installation step by step

Now the final step to prepare active directory domains.

It will prepare every active directory domain where the exchange will be installed.

It will set the permission for other additional containers, attributes, and security groups to access the exchange server.

However, you can prepare your all domain for exchange ready by the following command.

Setup.exe /PrepareAllDomains /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Example: D:\ExchangeSetup.exe /PrepareAllDomains /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Note: If you are using a single domain name for your exchange server 2016 & not using any subdomain

Therefore, all the above steps will complete automatically by the setup process of the exchange server.

exchange server 2016 installation step by step


For Mailbox Server Role: Run the following cmdlet in PowerShell

Install-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-45-Features, Server-Media-Foundation, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, RSAT-Clustering-Mgmt, RSAT-Clustering-PowerShell, 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, RSAT-ADDS

For Edge Transport Role:

Install-WindowsFeature ADLDS

Once all the above steps are done you can launch the Exchange server setup and select the role you want to install on your exchange server.

Exchange 2016 Other Consideration

Some other important things to keep in mind that, after installing the exchange server. and creating user, groups inside your email system.

Email can flow inside your organization.

Therefore, if you want them to send and receive from the outer world.

You need to set the appropriate Internal and external DNS settings and send connector.

Also, the MX record setup is necessary and should point to your exchange server.

You can also set your different internal and external URL to access your email server within the organization or from the outside world.

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