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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

How to : Install Exchange 2013 preview

As Microsoft announced the release of Exchange 13 preview which can be downloaded from here . In this post I will show how to install Exchange 13 on Windows Server 2012 Release Preview edition .


Windows roles and features : at an elevated Windows PowerShell execute the following :

Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, 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 -Restart



Software : Once the server rebooted , you've installed the operating system roles and features, install the following software in the order shown:
  1. Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit
  2. Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack 64 bit
  3. Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack SP1 64 bit

After all prerequisites are installed , you must go and uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 11 Beta Redistributable (x64). This must be done after you've installed UCMA, but before you run Exchange 2013 Preview Setup . To uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 11 Beta Redistributable (x64), do the following :
  1. Open Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  2. Select Visual C++ 11 Beta Redistributable (x64) - 11.0.50531 and then click Uninstall.
  3. In Microsoft Visual C++ 11 Beta setup, click Uninstall.
  4. When Microsoft Visual C++ 11 Beta is uninstalled, click Close.
Once uninstallation is completed you can start Exchange 2013 installation , as follow :

From Exchange 2013 media run setup.exe , wait till initialization completed , then at “Check for Updates” choose Don’t check for updates right now and click next

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For Copying files wait till it finished and then click next

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For Introduction and License Agreement ( accept ) , Error Reporting ( set it to Yes ) , Checking required software , click next at each

At Server Role Selection choose both Mailbox and Client Access roles ( separation is not supported with Windows 2012 ) and click next


Set Installation Space and Location and click next

 

At Exchange Organization enter the desired name of your Exchange Organization and click next


Enable Malware Protection Settings ( new with Exchange 2013 Preview ) , then click next



Add external URL for Configure Client Access Server ( if you intended to allow internet access for this server ) , then click next

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Join Customer Experience Improvement Program ( CEIP ) and click next


Wait till Readiness Checks are completed , then click install

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Wait for Setup Progress till the 15 ( yes 15 ) steps are completed then click complete

Now , you have your Exchange 2013 preview server up and running