Installing Exchange 2010 Beta 1 Part 2

In this second part of my mini series on installing Exchange 2010 we will actually get started on installing Exchange. Obviously to install this you will need the bits. For that, take a look at the MSFT site in the next few hours. I will blog the link when I get a minute.

On the server on which you installed all the Prerequisites, download the beta and extract it. Then run Setup.exe.

You will be presented with the screen below:

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You will notice (if you have followed my previous article correctly that the prerequisites are installed so to move forward, click on Step 4: Install Microsoft Exchange

On the introduction page click Next

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Click Next to continue setup in English

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And again click Next

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Now the main setup starts as we are used to from Exchange 2007 days.

Accept the license agreement and click Next

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Join the feedback program and click Next

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In this case we want to install all internal roles (CAS, HUB, Mailbox, and UM) so we will select a Custom install and click Next

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Select all the roles and click Next

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Give the Exchange organization a name (in my case Gaots) and click Next

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Next you are prompted about whether you want to create a public folder database. I decided to do this to allow testing with public folders so selected Yes and then clicked Next

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Join the Customer Experience Improvement Program and select your org type, and then click Next

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Exchange will then run through the readiness checks

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Once it completes click Install to proceed to the install

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The install will proceed as below

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As you will see, on my test VMs the install took just under 30 minutes. Once the install completes click Finish

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At this point you are dropped into the Exchange Management Console and can begin the configuration of your Exchange organization.

I will continue to talk about the configuration steps to get you operational in future posts.

Cheers

Nathan