Exchange 2016 clean installation RTM

Exchange 2016 system requirements TechNet-LINK:

Coexistence of Exchange 2016 with earlier versions of Exchange Server:

Exchange 2007 and earlier versions Not supported.
Exchange 2010 Supported with Update Rollup 11 for Exchange 2010 SP3 or later on all Exchange 2010 servers in the organization, including Edge Transport servers.
Exchange 2013 Supported with Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 10 or later on all Exchange 2013 servers in the organization, including Edge Transport servers.


Supported clients:

  • Outlook 2010 with KB2965295
  • Outlook 2013
  • Outlook 2016
  • Outlook for Mac for Office 365
  • Outlook for Mac 2011

Install Exchange 2016 lab – step by step:

Windows 2012 R2 domain controller

Forest Functional 2008

Install Exchange 2016 

Windows Updates full

NET 4.5.2 framework during Windows Update you can likely skip 

please install Remote Tools Administration Pack using windows Power shell

Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS

Now Remote Tools Administration Pack  is installed

Open Windows PowerShell

Run the following command to install the required components

Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, RSAT-Clustering-Mgmt, RSAT-Clustering-PowerShell, Web-Mgmt-Console, 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

Reboot the server

Download  Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 Core Runtime 64-bit 

Install Reboot the server

Windows Updates full

NET 4.5.2 framework during Windows Update you can likely skip

Download NET 4.5.2 framework 

Download the Microsoft Exchange 2016

 Installing Exchange 2016

prepare the AD schema

Setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms



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