Exchange 2013 Install – Setup exe Unhandled Exception

Written by Allen White on. Posted in Exchange 2013, Microsoft

When installing the Exchange 2013 preview you may come across the error below


Unhandled Exception: System.TypeLoadException: Could not load type ‘System.Security.Claims.ClaimsPrincipal’ from assembl
y ‘mscorlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089′.
at Microsoft.Exchange.Setup.Bootstrapper.Common.BootstrapperLogger.LogUserName()
at Microsoft.Exchange.Setup.Bootstrapper.Common.BootstrapperLogger.StartLogging()
at Microsoft.Exchange.Bootstrapper.Setup.BootstrapperBase.MainCore[T](String[] args)
at Microsoft.Exchange.Bootstrapper.Setup.Setup.Main(String[] args)
exchange 2013 unhandled exception

exchange 2013 unhandled exception

First make sure in power shell you have ran the following commands


Import-Module ServerManager
Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS

Once done restart the server.


Then I installed the .net 4.5 framework which can be found here.

You also need the windows managment framework which is here

Then you will need a restart.

Once rebooted drop to power shell and run the commands below, we need to install the Server Manager Module so we can run the subsequent commands.

Import-Module ServerManager

Then ( copy and paste )

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

You again need to reboot your server. Once done you can now run the setup command from poewrshell and the install will commence.


exchange 2013 preview setup

exchange 2013 preview setup

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.

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Comments (1)

  • Allen White


    Glad to help Sean, hopefully the Alpha and Beta release will be a bit easier to install.


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