This post is a continuation of Step by step Exchange Server 2016 Part I and covers installation steps for Exchange Server 2016.
First of all, configure IP addresses and join server to the domain.
Note: You can assign IPv6 to Exchange Server 2016 but make sure it is dynamic (provided by DHCP).
Install .Net Framework 4.5.2
Install required server roles and features.
“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”
Once installation finishes, restart the server.
Install UCMA 4.0
Once UCMA 4.0 installation completes, connect exchange server 2016 media to your server.
Run setup.exe and follow the steps.
You can check for the updates online if the server has internet access otherwise you can download all the updates and dump in a folder and give the folder path once online update process fails or you can it update later after installation.
In the next step it will copy all the files.
In the next step, it will initialize setup.
Click on Next
Select “I accept the terms in the license agreement”
You can select option based on your requirement.
Select Server role as I am installing Mailbox role, I’ll select “Mailbox role”, “Management tools” and “Automatically install Windows Server roles and features that are required to install Exchange Server”
See selection below.
Browse for the installation path, I am using default.
Select Malware Protection Settings based on your requirements.
Now it will do readiness checks.
Click on “Install” button.
The installation process will complete after 14 steps.
Once installation completes, you will get message “Setup has finished successfully.
Use the same process to install Exchange Server 2016 on multiple servers.
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