Planning and Installing Exchange Server 2016 – Part2

Planning and Installing Exchange Server 2016 – Part1

Preparing Active Directory

A new installation of Exchange Server 2016 involves applying an Active Directory schema update, as do most Exchange Server cumulative updates, as well as preparing the Active Directory domains where Exchange Server 2016 and any mail-enabled objects will be located.

  • The forest functional level must be at least Windows Server 2008
  • The account used for Exchange installation must be Enterprise Admin and Schema Admin
  • The server you’re running the schema update from must be located in the same Active Directory site as the Schema Master

Whether you’re running the schema update from an Exchange server or a separate server then the following requirements apply:

  • .NET Framework 4.5.2 must be installed
  • The RSAT-ADDS feature must be installed
  • C:\> Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS
  • (Get-ADForest).SchemaMaster (Now we are ready to install)
  • If you have Exchange server installed already , check the version

“Exchange Schema Version = ” + ([ADSI](“LDAP://CN=ms-Exch-Schema-Version-Pt,” + ([ADSI]”LDAP://RootDSE”).schemaNamingContext)).rangeUpper

  • Setup /PrepareSchema / Iacceptexchangeserverlicenseterms
  • setup /PrepareAD /OrganizationName:”Sonat LAB” /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms (If there is exchange server installed to your organization)
  • setup /PrepareAD /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms (If there is an exchange server already in your organization)
  • setup /Mode:Install /Role:Mailbox /TargetDir:”C:\Exchange Server” /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms


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