LAB Setup:

In this LAB we have two servers :

Server RoleOperating SystemHardware IP Address
Domain ControllerWindows Server 2016 version 14393.6932 Core Intel 64 Bit Processor
4 GB Memory
Mail ServerWindows Server 2016 version 14393.6932 Core Intel 64 Bit Processor
16 GB Memory

Exchange 2016 prerequisites:

To install Exchange 2016 we have some prerequisites in the mail server (

1. Windows Server 2016 requires Exchange 2016 Cumulative Update 3 or later.

2. Run the winver command. If your Windows Server 2016 version is greater than 14393.576, you can install Exchange 2016. Otherwise, you need to install December 13, 2016 (KB3206632) security update or its replacement  KB3213522.

3. Install the following server components:

Install-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-45-Features, Server-Media-Foundation, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, RSAT-Clustering-Mgmt, RSAT-Clustering-PowerShell, 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, RSAT-ADDS

4. Install .NET Framework 4.8

5. Install Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2013

6. Install Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit

Install Exchange 2016:

Login to the mail server with the domain admin administrator/P@ssw0rd run Exchange 2016 Setup

Click Next

Click Next

Click Next

Choose recommended settings and click Next

Choose Install Mailbox Role and Click Next, then keep defaults until the end and click Next every time until asked for Install.

After Readiness Check click Install.

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