After evaluating the Exchange Server 2013 requirements, you are ready to begin the deployment process.
You must first prepare AD DS, and then perform a single server Exchange installation. For evaluation
purposes, all roles will be installed on a single server. At the end, you will verify whether the core
Exchange services and components are installed correctly.
The main tasks for this exercise are as follows:
1.Checking all requirements
2.Preparing AD DS for Exchange Server 2013 deployment.
3.Performing Exchange Server 2013 installation on a single server.
4.Verify Exchange Server installation.
1.Checking all requirements
We use 2 virtual machines (VM)
LON-20341B-LON-DC1-B ( Domain Controller of domain: adatum.com)
LON-20341B-EX1-B (i will deploy Exchange 2013 on this VM)
Checking Forest Functional Domain (at least 2003R2)
Run -> dsa.msc
Choose Domain -> Properties
You have to ensure no Exchange Service on Domain Controller : LON-DC1
Click Windows button -> adsi edit
Connect to ->
Check CN=Service, if you won’t see this CN: CN=Microsoft Exchange, it means there is no Exchange Service on Domain Controller
Check DNS on Virtual Machine that you will install Exchange Software (LON-EX1B)
Cmd -> nslookup
_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.adatum.com (you have to ensure your result like my image)
2.Preparing AD DS for Exchange Server 2013 deployment
Insert file iso: ExchangeServer2013
On LON-DC1 open a Windows PowerShell window. Switch to D:\.
Execute the proper command to prepare AD DS for your Exchange Server installation
.\Setup.exe /PrepareAD /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /OrganizationName:Adatum
Wait until the process completes.
Close Windows PowerShell.
3.Performing Exchange Server 2013 installation on a single server
On Server LON-EX1B (The VM that you want to install exchange server 2013)
Install the Windows features for Exchange server, by typing on Windows Power Shell:
Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, RSATClustering-Mgmt, RSAT-Clustering-PowerShell, Web-Mgmt-Console, 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-HttpTracing, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console, Web-Metabase, WebMgmt-Console, Web-Mgmt-Service, Web-Net-Ext45, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Server,
Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Static-Content, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-WMI, WindowsIdentity-Foundation
After roles are installed, restart the server
After restaring, Sign in to LON-EX1 as Adatum\Administrator with the password Pa$$w0rd, and start Exchange
Server setup from D:\.
Run Setup File
Select the options to install both Client Access and Mailbox Server roles.
If you want to build Multi Exchange Server you can choose each component.
Wait until the installation completes. It can take 30 to 40 minutes
On the Setup Completed page click finish.
4.Verify Exchange Server installation
Step 1: On LON-EX1B, from Server Manager, open the Services console.
Review the status for each Exchange Server service. Ensure that all services that are set for automatic
startup are running.
Run -> services.msc: Ensure service Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology with
Startup type: Automatic
Step 2: Using File Explorer, browse to C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\v15. This list of folders
includes ClientAccess, Mailbox, and TransportRoles. These three roles were installed as part of the
Step 3: Using Internet Explorer, open https://lon-ex1.adatum.com/owa.
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