Installing Exchange Server 2010 SP3 on a Windows Server 2012 is little different as we have seen in the past. In this article we will be sharing as to how to complete the setup without any errors.
Estimated Time : 60 Minutes
Ensure that the server is updated with all latest updates. .Net Framework 3.5 Setup might fail.
Post which Insert Windows Server 2012 Setup Media to the DVD drive and run the following command.
Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,Web-Mgmt-Tools,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Dyn-Compression,NET-HTTP-Activation,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Client-Auth,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Http-Redirect,Web-Http-Tracing,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-Static-Content,Web-WMI,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy –Restart
Download filter packs and install them.
Post installing Filter packs. Download Exchange Server 2010 SP3 and extract it.
Figure 1.2 : Prepare Schema
Figure 1.3 : Prepare AD
In figure 1.2 and 1.3 we have prepared the forest. Since this is a brand new setup this steps are required. If you already have an existing environment then you can go ahead with schema preparation and then start directly with core setup.
Figure 1.4 : 2010 SP3 Setup
Figure 1.5 : Setup Completed.
I have skipped few steps since they are self explanatory.
Figure 1.6 : EMC with Version showing as 14.3
Figure 1.7 : Shell Output showing as 14.3
Points to remember
- Windows Update can help move the setup easily
- Before beginning the setup ensure that Windows Server 2012 Setup media is ready.
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