Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 setup cannot continue because the attempt to install the server role failed.

Microsoft Exchange setup requires that the local domain be prepared for Exchange Server 2007 before certain server roles can be installed.

Preparation of the domain for Exchange Server 2007 consists of the following tasks:

To resolve this issue, run setup /PrepareDomain to prepare the local domain and retry the server role installation.

For more information about how to perform the PrepareDomain process, see "How to Prepare Active Directory and Domains" (