Saturday, 30 October 2010

Installing Exchange 2010 - Exchange Server Operating System PreReqs

Before we install Exchange 2010, we must ensure that the certain operating system components are in place.
On the Start menu, navigate to All Programs > Accessories > Windows PowerShell. Open an elevated Windows PowerShell console, and run the following command:

[PS] Import-Module ServerManager

Then copy and paste the following commands to install the pre-requisite operating system components needed to later build a hub transport server, client access server and mailbox server all in one go.

[PS]Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,
Web-Dyn-Compression,NET-HTTP-Activation,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy -Restart

On servers that will have the Client Access server role installed, after the system restarts, log on as an administrator, open an elevated Windows PowerShell console, and configure the Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service for automatic startup by running the following command

[PS] Set-Service NetTcpPortSharing -StartupType Automatic

For Edge Servers, you will need the AD LDS role installed, an internal card configured to use a AD DNS server and the server configured to be in a workgroup. Additional operating system requirements can be added by using the following:

[PS] Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,ADLDS -Restart


  1. I tried install Installing Exchange 2010 twice but failed as was not knowing the proper was to do this with your informative blog i was able to successfully configure it and use it.i feel that many might be searching for this and it will help them

  2. Thanks for the comment, glad I could help