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Exchange Server 2016 Prerequisites | Techi Jack

Exchange Server 2016 Prerequisites on windows server 2016

Install Exchange Server 2016 Prerequisites Step By Step: First of all, you have to prepare the active directory before installing Exchange

Software requirement for the active directory preparation

  1. .Net Framework 4.7.2 or later
  2. Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2012

If you want to install remote tool administration you can run the following command

  1. Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS
     After you install it, you can prepare your active directory

    Prerequisites for Installing Exchange 2016

As you are aware, now the exchange server 2016 has only one role for Mailbox.

Another role is the edge server transport role.

The minimum Memory required by the exchange server mailbox role is 8 GB

The minimum memory for an edge server role is 4 GB

If you are installing exchange on windows server 2016.

Make sure that you are using Exchange server 2016 Cumulative update 3 or later.


Prerequisites For Installing Exchange Server 2016 Mailbox Role

Install .Net Framework 4.7.2

Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB3206632

Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2012

Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2013

Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit

Note: Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2013 is only required by the exchange mailbox server.

If you are installing a management tool or edge transport server, then it is not required.

You have to run the following command on 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

Once all the above prerequisites are completed.

Therefore, you can proceed with the exchange server installation.

Make sure to log in as a domain administrator with proper rights.

Note: If you are installing Exchange Server 2016 CU 18 or later, you need to install .Net Framework 4.8

Download Cumulative Update 20 for Exchange Server 2016


Requirements For Exchange 2016 edge transport role

This server should be in a perimeter network

Install Lightweight active directory server by running the following command on PowerShell

1.Install-WindowsFeature ADLDS

2. .Net Framework 4.7.2

3. Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2012

Therefore, providing a domain suffix to an edge server is necessary.

So, that it can communicate with an active directory.

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Exchange server 2016 prerequisites step by step

Techi Jack

Techi Jack is an alternate internet name for Vikas Jakhmola, an IT professional with more than 12 years' experience. Currently, he is working as a freelancer. His experience includes setting up networks and servers for multiple organizations. He has been working with the server since 2003. TechiJack, or Vikas Jakhmola, shares his expertise and knowledge on his blog and in training courses.

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