Installing Exchange Server 2010 Beta1-part2

This is the second part of the Installing exchange 2010 article. If you have missed first part,I suggest you to read Exchange 2010 pre-requests and system requirements post. In this post I suppose to describe how to install exchange 2010 on the windows 2008 server.

Exchange 2010 setup process added some improvements to install exchange in different languages. You will see bunch of language folders in exchange 2010 source file folder. When we run setup.exe the setup will identify the current language of the operating system and display initial screen and introduction page by current language. In the second step we have to select download language file or use English as a default language.

Please bear in mind once the operating system has been install, you must be install all pre-requisites as mentioned in previous post. After that good to run Microsoft update for any additional update that might be needed. Then restart the server before install exchange 2010.

After setting up everything properly we should able to install exchange 2010.i am not going to guide how to prepare active directory in here. For more information regarding that please refer Prepare Active Directory and Domains TechNet article. Ok I think everything is clear. Let’s back to work.

Now we are ready to install Exchange 2010, you can use either GUI or command line to install. In this article I’ll use the GUI.

I lunch the Setup.exe in the extracted folder. Now you can see Exchange 2010 splash screen.


You can see exchange 2010 Splash screen is very similar to Exchange 2007 one and it’s detect required pre-requisites and those are grayed. So we can proceed to next step.

Click Install Microsoft Exchange link on the Splash screen. Then you will see copying setup files.


After completed the file processing step, Setup appears introduction page.


Click next, then you see language selection page


Currently I don’t have any additional language pack, so I’ll continue English as a Default language pack. Then you see language pack confirmation screen. Click next and continue.

Then license agreement page appears


Accept it and click next. After that error reporting page appears. Select as your choose and click next.

Then Exchange installation type page appears


Click custom and next. Then custom role selection page appears


If you see carefully custom exchange server installation, you will see there is no Clustered mail box server component. Because exchanges 2010 have new feature called incremental Deployment. you can configure high availability option after install exchange 2010.also there is a another feature called Database High availability Group(DAG).if you use DAS it’s created failover clustering for you, no need to create windows failover clustering manually. It makes configuring High availability easy.

Select Mailbox server role, Client access server role, Hub transport server roles. Management tools will select automatically.

Then Exchange organization page appears. Give organization name as a Demolab.


Then client settings page appears


If your organizations have client’s outlook 2003 or earlier versions you must select yes. Because Outlook 2003 and earlier version use public folders to access system data such as Free/Busy. Outlook 2007 and later versions use CAS server to access system data.

Then Exchange Customer Experience Improvement Program appears and joins as your wish.

Then readiness check page appears.


All readiness checks must be successfully passed as below.


AT this point setup is ready for exchange 2010 installation. So I click on the Install button. Then installation screen appears.


After installation Uncheck the Finalize installation using the Exchange Management Console checkbox, and click Finish completing setup. Then reboot the server.


Now Exchange 2010 installation has completed.

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