Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

When you are installing Exchange Server 2013 for the first time the Active Directory needs to be prepared.

There are a series of requirements for Active Directory preparation to be successful:

    Schema master running Windows Server 2003 with SP2, or a later version of Windows Server

    At least one Global catalog server per site that Exchange will be installed in that is running Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later

    At least one Domain controller per site that Exchange will be installed in that is running Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later

    Forest functional mode of Windows Server 2003 or higher

    An account with Schema Admins, Domain Admins, and Enterprise Admins permissions to run Exchange setup

Although Active Directory preparation can occur as part of the installation of the first Exchange Server 2013 server, you can also run the Active Directory preparation as a separate task beforehand on a 64-bit server running Windows Server 2008 or higher.


For install Microsoft Exchange 2013, you must prepare with 3 step must to do.

  1. Preparing Active Directory
  2. Installing the Exchange Server 2013 pre-requisites on the server
  3. Running Exchange Server 2013 setup


Let’s do it!!

– Prerequisite

 Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDs


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


– Install UcmaRunTimeSetup.ex

– Install Office Filterpack

   Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack 64 bit

   Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack SP1 64 bit

– Restart Server

– Active Directory Forest Preparation

setup /PrepareAD /OrganizationName:”INDRA” /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms


setup /PrepareAD /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Final Step, Install Microsoft Exchange 2013.. yey!! After installing the pre-requisites a restart of the server may be required. If you proceed without restarting then setup may be unable to proceed when it detects the pending restart.

From the location where you have stored your Exchange 2013 files run Setup.exe.

The first dialog gives you the opportunity to check for updates to the setup files before you proceed.

– Click Setup.exe in directory extracted Microsoft Exchange 2013


After finished, open Exchange Control Panel using https://ipserver-exchange/ecp


Enjoy you trial exchange 2013 server.


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