How to Install Exchange 2016 on Server 2012 R2


How To Install Exchange 2016
Credits: GoPro

Please note that..

  • Only the mail box server role is installed In this tutorial .
  • Unlike Exchange 2013, Exchange 2016 has only the Mail Box server role and edge transport server roles.
  • To install Exchange 2016 the domain and forest functional levels need to be windows server 2008 or higher.


Install following

    Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5
    Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit

Prepare active directory and domains

Prepare schema

on the command prompt navigate to the location where setup files are located and type these commands to prepare schema

Setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Prepare active directory

Setup.exe /PrepareAD /OrganizationName:”” /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Prepare domains

Setup.exe /PrepareAllDomains /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Run Windows PowerShell as Administrator and paste following commands to install necessary features

To install remote tools administration pack

Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS

For mail box server role

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

Installation of Exchange 2016

After carrying out above tasks you can continue with exchange 2016 installation











Access EAC

After installation process you can navigate to Exchange Administrator Center (EAC) by using following URL thorough the web browser.



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