Installing Exchange 2010 Beta 1 Part 1

Hi,

I have been playing with various version of Exchange 2010 for a long time now, but of course due to NDA it hasn?t been possible to share anything.

Well finally with the release of the first beta, I can talk 🙂

So in this first blog post about Exchange 2010 I thought I would outline the prerequisites needed to install the most basic of setups, all the internal roles (CAS, HUB, Mailbox, UM) on a single member server in a single domain forest running Windows Server 2008.

To enable the extension of the Active Directory schema, you will need the AD management tools on the server which the schema is extended from. In our case we will just be using the one server.

The AD MGMT tools (ADDS) can be installed as below:

ServerManagerCmd ?i RSAT-ADDS

That done install the relevant prerequisite software

  • Install the .Net Framework 3.5

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=333325FD-AE52-4E35-B531-508D977D32A6&displaylang=en

  • Install the WinRM 2.0 CTP3

To get access to the WinRM 2.0 CTP3 you will need to sign up for a Connect account and then access the link below:

https://connect.microsoft.com/WSMAN

  • Next get the PowerShell V2 CTP3

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c913aeab-d7b4-4bb1-a958-ee6d7fe307bc&displaylang=en#filelist

  • Install an update for MMC

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=1A267131-0362-468C-AB62-28E8EB4ECAAD&displaylang=en

  • Install extensions for ASP.NET AJX 1.0

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ca9d90fa-e8c9-42e3-aa19-08e2c027f5d6&displaylang=en

  • Install the Office System Converter

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=60c92a37-719c-4077-b5c6-cac34f4227cc&displaylang=en

  • For the Hub Transport and UM Roles install the update described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 950888

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6ab4c1d5-23bc-4d4a-a5c7-3845894cdd0f&DisplayLang=en

  • For the Client Access Role install the update described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 958178

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6ab4c1d5-23bc-4d4a-a5c7-3845894cdd0f&DisplayLang=en

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Having installed all these software prerequisites we move back to installing the Windows Server pieces;

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Server Web-ISAPI-Ext Web-Metabase Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console Web-Basic-Auth Web-Digest-Auth Web-Windows-Auth Web-Net-Ext Web-Dyn-Compression NET-HTTP-Activation RPC-over-HTTP-proxy

Specifically for clusters (which I intend to make this by installing all roles on 2 similar boxes)

ServerManagerCmd -i Failover-Clustering

Specifically for UM

ServerManagerCmd -i Desktop-Experience

So that done, you should be ready to install Exchange 2010!

Finally I thought that the following table might be really useful as a simple way to see what is needed for each role:

Description

Tools Only

Mailbox

UM

Client Access

Edge

HT

.NET Framework 3.5

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Power Shell 2.0

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows Remote Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

KB951725

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

MS Filter Pack

?

Yes

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ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Server

?

Yes

Yes

Yes

?

Yes

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Metabase

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

?

Yes

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

?

Yes

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Basic-Auth

?

Yes

Yes

Yes

?

Yes

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Windows-Auth

?

Yes

Yes

Yes

?

Yes

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Net-Ext

?

Yes

Yes

Yes

?

Yes

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Digest-Auth

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Yes

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ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Dyn-Compression

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Yes

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ServerManagerCmd -i NET-HTTP-Activation

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Yes

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ServerManagerCmd -i Web-ISAPI-Ext

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Yes

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ServerManagerCmd -i RPC-over-HTTP-proxy

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Yes

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ServerManagerCmd -i Desktop-Experience

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Yes

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ServerManagerCmd -i ADLDS

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Yes

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ServerManagerCmd -i Failover-Clustering

?

Yes

? ? ? ?

ServerManagerCmd -i RSAT-ADDS

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

?

Yes

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In Part 2 I will actually get on with the task of installing Exchange

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Cheers

Nathan