Exchange 2013 has been released to manufacturing several weeks ago. This article describes howto install the new Exchange and it’s prerequisites for a multi-role installation on Windows Server 2012. A multi-role installation for Exchange 2013 refers to having both the Mailbox and Client Access on a single server since these are the only roles available.
Remember Exchange 2003 where we had just 2 roles? A front-end and a back-end? With the all-new Exchange 2013 the different roles available in Exchange 2007 and 2010 are gone and instead, we now have Mailbox and a Client Access Role at our disposal; which in turn host various services:
- Transport Service
- Client Access Service
- Unified Messaging Service
- Mailbox Service
Client Access Role
- Front End Transport Service
- Client Access Front End Service
Setting Up the Prequisites
- Fire up a remote desktop (or powershell) connection to your Exchange server and open the Powershell console.
- Install the necessary Windows features with the following command:
Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, 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-Http-Tracing, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console, Web-Metabase, Web-Mgmt-Console, Web-Mgmt-Service, Web-Net-Ext45, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Server, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Static-Content, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-WMI, Windows-Identity-Foundation
- After installation, you’ll get a succesfull exit code saying you need to restart your server to complete the setup:
- When your server is back from the reboot, download and install the following prerequisite software in this order: Continue reading