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Installing the Exchange Server 2010

This is the 2nd chapter from the guide How to setup and configure Exchange server 2010 behind Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway. This is a continuation from the 1st chapter which covers Preparing the Active Directory and Domain for installing the Exchange Server 

Run the Exchange server 2010 setup program and click Install only language bundle.

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Figure.1

Click Install Microsoft Exchange to start installation process.

On the introduction page press Next.

Select ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’ and press Next.

On the error reporting page select Yes if you like to send errors to the Microsoft and press Next.

On the Installation type page select custom and press Next.

On The Server Roles Selection page select Mailbox Role, Client Access Role and Hub Transport Role and press Next.

On the Exchange Organization page type your organization name (Just a name) and press Next.

On the Client Settings page select Yes and press Next.

On the Configure Client Access server external domain type your domain name that you are going to use to access your email and press Next. For our example, our domain is mail.pandahost.net.

On the Customer Experience page select your choice (any is fine) and press Next.

After the above steps are performed, the setup program will start the readiness check process. If there are no problems, you will see a similar result as in Figure.2. Press Install to continue.

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Figure.2

Click Finish to complete the installation process.

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Figure.3

The installation process has been completed and it is time to install the Exchange Service Pack on the server.

Before you begin the SP3 Installation process, download and install this Hotfix on your server. If you do not install the Hotfix you will likely see a warning (akin to the second warning in Figure.4) during the readiness check process. The first warning which is associated with the send connector will be dealt with in a future article.

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Figure.4

Download the Service Pack 3 for Exchange 2010 and extract it into a folder. Run the Setup program to start the SP3 installation process.

On the Introduction screen press Next.

Accept the license agreement and press Next.

Press Next to start the readiness check process.

Click Upgrade to start SP3 installation process.

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Figure.5

Click Finish to complete the upgrade process.

Note:

After installing SP3 you can download and install Rollups for the Exchange server 2010 that has been released by Microsoft. The following rollups have been released after SP3.

Rollup 1: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39073

Rollup 2: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39835

Rollup 3: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41173

 

The Exchange Server 2010 is now installed. Our next chapter will focus on How to create a new mailbox database and transfer existing mailboxes on Exchange.

 

— By Soheil Esmaeili

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