Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2011-04-28

After you complete a new installation of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 or after you add an additional Exchange 2010 server role to an existing Exchange 2010 server, you should complete the post-installation tasks. The post-installation tasks will help you verify the installation and configure the components that you have just installed. Because each server role offers several features that you can configure for your organization, make sure that you complete the post-installation tasks for each server role that you install.

In the Exchange Management Console, when you select the Microsoft Exchange node, the result pane displays the Post-Installation Tasks tab. From that tab, you can find more information via links to several topics that describe, by server role, the various post-installation tasks:

Finalize Deployment Tasks   This topic describes tasks that are required to complete the deployment of your Exchange 2010 organization. The tasks apply to features that are enabled by default but require additional configuration.

End-to-End Scenario Tasks   This topic provides a checklist of the recommended actions to take to configure specific end-to-end scenarios. For example, how to configure monitoring for your Exchange servers.

Additional Post-Installation Tasks  This topic provides you with information about optional tasks that you may want to perform after you install Exchange Server 2010.

In addition to the preceding topics, the following topics also provide information related to post-installation tasks:

Verify an Exchange 2010 Installation

Enter Product Key

Register Filter Pack IFilters with Exchange 2010

Transport Server Post-Deployment Tasks

And, if you're upgrading from an Exchange 2003 or a mixed Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 organization, see Upgrade Custom LDAP Filters to OPATH Filters.