Applies to: Exchange Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-21
This topic explains how to use the Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Setup wizard to perform an installation of Exchange 2013. For more information about planning and deploying Exchange 2013, see Planning and Deployment.
|After you install any server roles on a computer running Exchange 2013, you can't use the Exchange 2013 Setup wizard to add any additional server roles to this computer. If you want to add more server roles to a computer, you must either use Add or Remove Programs from Control Panel or use Setup.exe from a Command Prompt window.|
For information about tasks to complete after installation, see Exchange 2013 Post-Installation Tasks.
What do you need to know before you begin?
- Estimated time to complete: 60 minutes
- Make sure you've read the release notes prior to installing
Exchange 2013. For more information, see Release Notes for
- Each organization requires at a minimum one Client Access
server and one Mailbox server in the Active Directory forest.
Additionally, each Active Directory site that contains a Mailbox
server must also contain at least one Client Access server. If
you're separating your server roles, we recommend installing the
Mailbox server role first.
- The computer you install Exchange 2013 on must have a supported
operating system (such as Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack
1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2012), have enough disk space, be a
member of an Active Directory domain, and satisfy other
requirements. For information about system requirements, see
- To run Exchange 2013 setup, you must install Microsoft .NET
Framework 4.5, Windows Management Framework 3.0, and other required
software. To understand the prerequisites for all server roles, see
- You must ensure the account you use is delegated membership in
the Schema Admins group if you haven't previously prepared the
Active Directory schema. If you're installing the first Exchange
2013 server in the organization, the account you use must have
membership in the Enterprise Admins group. If you've already
prepared the schema and aren't installing the first Exchange 2013
server in the organization, the account you use must be a member of
the Exchange 2013 Organization Management role group.
Administrators who are members of the Delegated Setup role group can deploy Exchange 2013 servers that have been previously provisioned by a member of the Organization Management management role group.
- For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the
procedures in this topic, see Keyboard Shortcuts in
the Exchange Admin Center.
|After you install Exchange 2013 on a server, you must not change the server name. Renaming a server after you have installed an Exchange 2013 server role is not supported.|
Install Exchange Server 2013
If you're installing the first Exchange 2013 server in the organization, and the Active Directory preparation steps have not been performed, the account you use must have membership in the Enterprise Administrators group. If you haven't previously prepared the Active Directory Schema, the account must also be a member of the Schema Admins group. For information about preparing Active Directory for Exchange 2013, see Prepare Active Directory and Domains. If you have already performed the Schema and Active Directory preparation steps, the account you use must be a member of the Delegated Setup management role group or the Organization Management role group.
- Log on to the computer on which you want to install Exchange
- Navigate to the network location of the Exchange 2013
- Start Exchange 2013 Setup by double-clicking
Important: If you have User Access Control (UAC) enabled, you must right-click
Setup.exeand select Run as administrator.
- On the Check for Updates? page, choose whether you want
Setup to connect to the Internet and download product and security
updates for Exchange 2013. If you select Connect to the Internet
and check for updates, Setup will download updates and apply
them prior to continuing. If you select Don't check for updates
right now, you can download and install updates manually later.
We recommend that you download and install updates now. Click
Next to continue.
- The Introduction page
begins the process of installing Exchange into your organization.
It will guide you through the installation. Several links to
helpful deployment content are listed. We recommend that you visit
these links prior to continuing setup. Click Next to
- On the License Agreement page,
review the software license terms. If you agree to the terms,
select I accept the terms in the license agreement, and then
- On the
Recommended settings page, select whether you want to use
the recommended settings. If you select Use recommended
settings, Exchange will automatically send error reports and
information about your computer hardware and how you use Exchange
to Microsoft. If you select Don't use recommended settings,
these settings remain disabled but you can enable them at any time
after Setup completes. For more information about these settings
and how information sent to Microsoft is used, click ?.
- On the Server Role
Selection page, choose whether you want to install the
Mailbox role, the Client Access role, both roles, or
just the Management Tools on this computer. You can add
additional server roles later if you choose not to install them
during this installation. An organization must have at least one
Mailbox role and at least one Client Access server role installed.
They can be installed on the same computer or on separate
computers. The management tools are installed automatically if you
install any other server role.
Select Automatically install Windows Server roles and features that are required to install Exchange Server to have the Setup wizard install required Windows prerequisites. You may need to reboot the computer to complete the installation of some Windows features. If you don't select this option, you must install the Windows features manually.
Note: This option installs only the Windows features required by Exchange. You must manually install other prerequisites manually. For more information, see Exchange 2013 Prerequisites.
- On the Installation Space and Location page, either
accept the default installation location or click Browse to
choose a new location. Make sure that you have enough disk space
available in the location where you want to install Exchange. Click
Next to continue.
- If this is the
first Exchange server in your organization, on the Exchange
Organization page, type a name for your Exchange organization.
The Exchange organization name can contain only the following
- A through Z
- a through z
- 0 through 9
- Space (not leading or trailing)
- Hyphen or dash
Note: The organization name can't contain more than 64 characters. The organization name can't be blank.
Caution: Most organizations don't need to apply the Active Directory split permissions model. If you need to separate management of Active Directory security principals and Exchange configuration, Role Based Access Control (RBAC) split permissions might work for you. For more information, click ?.
- A through Z
- If you're installing the Mailbox role, on the Malware
Protection Settings page, choose whether you want to enable or
disable malware scanning. If you disable malware scanning, it can
be enabled in the future. Click Next to continue.
- On the Readiness Checks
page, view the status to determine if the organization and server
role prerequisite checks completed successfully. If they haven't
completed successfully, you must resolve any reported errors before
you can install Exchange 2013. You don't need to exit Setup when
resolving some of the prerequisite errors. After resolving a
reported error, click back and then click Next to run
the prerequisite check again. Be sure to also review any warnings
that are reported. If all readiness checks have completed
successfully, click Next to install Exchange 2013.
- On the Completion page,
- Restart the computer after Exchange 2013 has completed.
- Complete your deployment by performing the tasks provided in
How do you know this worked?
To verify that you've successfully installed Exchange 2013, see Verify an Exchange 2013 Installation.
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