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Installing Exchange Server 2013 Pre-Requisites on Windows Server 2012

Exchange Server 2013 can be installed on Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter edition.

Windows Server 2012 will support any of the Exchange 2013 server roles. Unlike Windows Server 2008 R2, if you want to run Exchange Server 2013 Mailbox servers as members of a Database Availability Group you can still do so with the Standard edition of Windows Server 2012. Enterprise edition is not required for DAG members.

As there are only two Exchange Server 2013 server roles there are only two combinations of pre-requisites required:

  • Mailbox servers, or combination Mailbox and Client Access servers
  • Client Access servers

Both of these server role installation scenarios are covered in this article.

 

Installing Pre-Requisites for an Exchange Server 2013 Mailbox, or Mailbox and Client Access Server

For a Windows Server 2012 server that will host either the Exchange 2013 Mailbox server role, or both the Mailbox and Client Access server roles, the following PowerShell commands is used to install the required server roles and features.

Note: the Add-WindowsFeature command is quite lengthy and you will need to scroll across to be able to copy/paste all of it.

PS C:\> Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, 
RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, 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

Success Restart Needed Exit Code      Feature Result
------- -------------- ---------      --------------
True    Yes            SuccessRest... {Application Server, HTTP Activation, .NET...
WARNING: You must restart this server to finish the installation process.

A restart is required after the roles and features have finished installing.

Next, install the following software in this order.

  1. Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 Runtime
  2. Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack 64 bit
  3. Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack SP1 64 bit

 

Installing Pre-Requisites for an Exchange Server 2013 Client Access Server

For a Windows Server 2012 server that will host only the Exchange 2013 Client Access server role, the following PowerShell command is used to install the required roles and features.

Note: the Add-WindowsFeature command is quite lengthy and you will need to scroll across to be able to copy/paste all of it.

PS C:\> 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

Success Restart Needed Exit Code      Feature Result
------- -------------- ---------      --------------
True    Yes            SuccessRest... {Application Server, HTTP Activation, .NET...
WARNING: You must restart this server to finish the installation process.

A restart is required after the roles and features have finished installing.

Next, install the following software. This is the same requirement as the Mailbox server role just without the Office Filter Pack.

  • Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 Runtime

The server is now ready for the installation of Exchange Server 2013.

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