Installation of Exchange 2016-Introduction

In Exchange 2016 CAS functional role has now been eliminated therefore only Mailbox and Edge role is remained. This tutorial is going to orient on Mailbox role, backup, configuration, and DNS.

As my resource (Software and Hardware) is restricted, this tutorial is going to skip DAG however will rather provide a reference link at the end of this tutorial.


Lab tried on installations is inclusive of:


Name of the Server Functional Role Internal IP Address Disk Capacity
DC.domain.local RootCA,
EX1.domain.local Mailbox C:75GB


Prior of installing Exchange 2016 check the following :


  1. Firewall disabled within domain network

  3. Has static IP setup and can ping DC and other servers in the domain

  5. Latest windows update

  7. Windows is activated

  9. Is joined domain

  11. Account that is going to install is member of Schema Admins, Enterprise Admins and Organization Management

  13. DC (writeable)

  15. File share witness server (can’t be Exchange server or DC)

  17. RootCA

  19. DNS


Hardware Requirements

Processor             Intel X64 or AMD64


Memory                8GB minimum (5GB working in Lab)


Disk space            32GB minimum (Lab setup has 75GB C: drive, 7GB D :                               (Database) drive, 5GB E:(Log)

drive, 6GB F :(Backupforlog) drive)


Operating System


Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter


Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter



  1. .Net Framework version 4.5.2 refer link:

  3. Unified Communications Managed API version 4.0 Runtime

  5. Open the Windows PowerShell as administrator and execute the following command (mailbox role)


Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS, 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 and execute windows update a frequently. Till there is no more Windows update left to perform, we are ready to install.


Exchange 2016

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