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How to Install Exchange 2010 on server 2008 R2

This is a guide to installing exchange 2010, the guide on installing exchange 2013 is here.

Thinking a lot of people will be doing this soon I thought id do a step by step guide on installing Microsoft Exchange 2010. I will write this article and show anything which crops up so it will be as if we are on a live site.At the end of the page there is a full video walkthrough of installing exchange 2010.

Pre Reqs

The server im installing it on is a greenfield server, nothing else other than 2008 R2 is installed.We do need the following roles added in advance..

IIS
IIS metabase
Net Framework 3.5
How to install exchange 2010

How to install exchange 2010

How to Install  exchange 2010

How to Install exchange 2010


First Steps

We need to make that we have a All the roles already installed onto our server in advance. Here are the roles that you will need to add in advance.

Ok, CD mounted, welcome to exchange 2010

Install exchange 2010 guide

Install exchange 2010 guide

First thing we notice is that its clever and has detected that ive no Framework 3.5 installed ( DOH ), so we need to enable that role. Launch server manager and select roles, then add roles. You will see this screen

How to install exchange 2010

How to install exchange 2010

Select application server and then install the .Net Framework 3.5 service.

Ok , back to installing Exchange. As you can see below we are now being prompted to select the Exchange Language Option.

How to install exchange 2010 on server 2008

How to install exchange 2010 on server 2008

I’m selecting “install only the languages from the DVD”

Step 4 and we ready to install exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 install step by step

Exchange 2010 install step by step

Ok, so Exchange goes away and copies dome files and then prompts you with this screen.

How to install exchange 2010

How to install exchange 2010 Server 2008 R2

Select next and accept the standard license agreement, you will also be asked if you would like to take part in error reporting, the default is no so lets leave it that way.

Exchange then asks what type of environment you are in and what roles you will be using, as this is just going to be a standard install I just need the typical install so lets select that.

Exhange 2010 install process

Exhange 2010 install process

You then get prompted for the name of your Organization, again lets leave this default.

How to install exchange 2010 on server 2008

How to install exchange 2010 on server 2008

Your next decision is whether you want Outlook 2003 and entourage clients to connect to your exchange server. I do not so i select no ( the default ).

How to install exchange 2010

How to install exchange 2010 – Step By Step

You then get asked for your domain name if you are going to use ActiveSync for your mobiles and OWA. Enter your Domain name as required

How to install exchange 2010

Installing Exchange 2010

You then get asked if you would like to join the customer experience program, I don’t so we will skip this step.

The Install

Exchange now starts the actual install and does a ready ness check, providing you have followed all the above instructions you will see this success screen.

How to install exchange 2010

Select “Install” to continue the install. You will see this screen as it installs and it takes roughly 10 minutes.

How to install exchange 2010

And that’s it, its quite painless and simple to do

 

Video Guide to Installing Exchange 2010

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Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

Comments (2)

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    felix

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    I got error when i click “Install” to install exchange. error code was 8224, there was a error while runnning LDIFDE.EXE to import the schema file.
    I do not know what to do now…

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      Allen White

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      Thats a FSMO problem, its sounds like your domain is not at the correct schema level. Did you prep the schema on the schema master?

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