Installation process for exchange 2016

  1. Open Windows PowerShell and run the following command to install the Remote Tools Administration Pack.
    1. Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS & Install-WindowsFeature ADLDS


  1. Run the following command to install the required Windows components.
    1. Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, RSAT-Clustering-Mgmt, RSAT-Clustering-PowerShell, 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
  1. Our first part of the Exchange 2016 installation is to perform the Schema update. This step is irreversible;
    1. While logged on as a domain user that’s a member of the Enterprise Admins and Schema Admins, launch an elevated command prompt
    2. Execute setup.exe with the following switches to prepare the Active Directory schema:
      1. setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms


  1. Next prepare Active Directory. This will prepare the Configuration Container of our Active Directory forest, upgrading the AD objects that support the Exchange Organization. We’ll perform this preparation using the following command.
    1. exe /PrepareAD /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms


Our final step to prepare Active Directory is to run the domain preparation.

    1. exe /PrepareDomain /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms


  1. Start Exchange 2016 Setup by double-clicking Setup.exe.



On the License Agreement page, review the terms. If you agree to the terms, select I accept the terms in the license agreement, and then click next.

5On the Recommended Settings page, select whether you want to enable or disable the Exchange Error resolution and feedback feature. The option will either enable or disable automatically check for resolutions for any errors that occurs while the setup is running and sends Microsoft feedback. Click Next to proceed.


On the Server Role Selection page, choose what server role you want to install. Whether to install the Mailbox role, Management Tools or Edge Server role on the server. For this lab Mailbox server role will be selected. Note that Edge and Mailbox cannot collocate on the same server and Management Tools will be installed by default when you chose the Mailbox role. If any Windows prerequisites are needed for the setup, select the automatically install Windows Server roles and features that are required to install Exchange Server. Click Next to proceed.


89On Readiness Checks page, view the status to determine if the organization and server role prerequisite checks completed successfully. If unsuccessful, perform the required tasks and click back, and Next to run the Readiness check again. If successful, click Install to proceed



Once the setup completes installing all the components, the Setup Completed page will be displayed. Select Finish.