Installing Exchange Server 2013 Preview on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Microsoft launched Exchange Server 2013 Preview on July 16th 2012. Lets have a look, how to install Exchange Server 2013 Preview on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
I am installing E2K13 Preview on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. But you can install it on Windows Serve 2012 RC as well.

First we will install prerequisites, and the way of prerequisite installation remains the same as it was in Exchange 2010.
Step 1: Run the below command in Windows Power shell.


 Restart the server after the installation.

Step 2: Install the prerequisites, there are total 8 prerequisites for E2K13 Preview and is how they looks

You can download the all the prerequisite from here
Install all the prerequisite as both Mailbox and Client Access Server Role will be on the same server.
You will have to restart the server several time as while installing the prerequisites.

Now we are going to run /PrepareAD now running /PrepareAD is the same with small change. I should be run like Setup /PrepareAD /OrganizationName:EXCHANGE /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms
You will have to run it with /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms swith or it won't work. This is something as in Exchange 2007and 2010 it use to ask "Press key if you don't agree the License Terms".

Once /PrepareAD is complete successfully you are ready to install E2K13 Preview. Run the set up file or install it from shell or command prompt.

Select Don't check for updates right now and click next.
Accept the License Agreement and click on next.

Specify your Error Reporting preference and click next, I have selected No.

Configure Client Access Server and click next

Make you Server Role Selection and click next
Installation path, I have kept it on default location, click next
Malware scanning, which is brand new in 2013. I've disable it. You can read more about this under Anti-Spam and Anti-Malware Protection in the TechNet documentation.
Select an option for the Customer Experience Improvement Program and click next
Final readiness checks will be done.
Installation of Exchange Server 2013 Preview is successfully done.
In my next article I will be writing on OWA, EAC and few other features of E2K13.

Cheers,

33 Responses to Installing Exchange Server 2013 Preview on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  1. Prashant says:

    Hi Gulab,

    I am not getting client access server option..While installing exch 2013 on member of domai server..


    Regards,
    Prashant

  2. Gulab says:

    Post or send me the screenshot.
    Did you installed all the prerequisites?

  3. Prashant says:

    Ya..Installed all prerequisites..And i will send screenshot to your e-mail id.


    Regards,
    Prashant

  4. Gulab says:

    I would suggest you followed the below Tech Net article for Prerequisites and ran this command
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354.aspx#WS2008R2SP1

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

  5. Prashant says:

    Can i know what is size of exch2013 setup..And i am installing on vm

    Regards,
    Prashant

  6. Gulab says:

    It's 1.27 GB
    http://technet.microsoft.com/pl-pl/evalcenter/hh973395

  7. Prashant says:

    Hi,

    Should we transferring FSMO roles (Domain server to Member of domain)..?

    Regards,
    Prashant

  8. Gulab says:

    What for?
    If your domain is running windows server 2003 SP2, then you don't have to do any transfer.
    Just proceed with installation.

  9. Prashant says:

    Hi,

    I try'd all steps..nothing is working for me..And I try'd in windows 2012 server also..Please find the link..

    http://judeperera.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/step-by-step-guide-for-installing-exchange-server-2013-preview/#comment-93...I am installing on VM.

    Regards,
    Prashant


  10. Gulab says:

    Can you post the screenshot on which step you are getting stuck!
    Are you still stuck on CAS server Role issue?

  11. Prashant says:

    Setup file is showing Microsoft Exchange server 2013 Setup..It should be Exchange Server 2013 Preview Setup ...Right


    Regards,
    Prashant

  12. Gulab says:

    No, it should show Exchange 2013 Setup only, it's not Preview, but it's RTM for production.

  13. Prashant says:

    I ve sent screenshot to your e-mail id..(m_gulab@hotmail.com)..Please help me out..

    Regards,
    Prashant

  14. Prashant says:

    Hi Gulab,

    Have you checked my e-mail...

    Regards,
    Prashant

  15. Prashant says:

    Hi Gulab,

    Did you find it...

    Reagrds,
    Prashant

  16. Gulab says:

    I have already replied to your email my friend.

  17. Prashant says:

    Hi Gulab,

    Thanks for your e-mail..Still i am getting a same...And also i gone with this below links'...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PCFB3PescU

    http://ucbox.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/installing-microsoft-exchange-server-2013-preview/comment-page-1/#comment-11..Please let me know..

    Regards,
    Prashant

  18. Prashant says:

    If we won't get Client access Server option...We can't configure outlook account and we can't configure New cas also(New-ClientAccessArray
    )..Please help me out..It is very urgent

  19. Gulab says:

    First question, are you installing Preview or RTM edition?
    Second, did you ran that command which I posted?
    If nothing works, formate the box and reinstall the windows and install exchange.

    Let me know the status.

  20. Prashant says:

    I have re-formatted windows box..And try'ed...


    1.i have download'd exch setup form http://technet.microsoft.com/pl-pl/evalcenter/hh973395...

    2.i have installed Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, 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

    3.What is this Preview RTM...?


    Regards,
    Prashant

  21. Prashant says:

    And i have sent screen short to you yes'day...you can come to know..

  22. Gulab says:

    Preview is nothing but BETA. Microsoft came with new term to replace BETA.

  23. Gulab says:

    In the screenshot I did saw you see CAS option. You are not able to check that box?

  24. Prashant says:

    i can check mail box and client access roles ..But i am uanble to get client access server option..where we can assign domain name..

    If we won't get this option we can't configure e-mail account on outlook..and we can't add New-ClientAccessArray

  25. Prashant says:

    If i am Wrong...How to Configure Outlook e-mail account using exchange 2013 user account(exchange Mode)..And also I did’t get client array server option(Assign Domain Name).How did you configure new cas array on exchange 2013…?

  26. Gulab says:

    What is the issue you are facing to create outlook profile?

    You won't get CAS Array option, because:
    Now, since Exchange Server 2013 dumped using RPC-over-TCP, I no longer see the purpose in creating the RPC Client Access Array object (New-ClientAccessArray). Instead, it suffices to configure multiple Client Access Servers with the same internal hostname for Outlook Anywhere.

    Go through Michael's article:
    http://michaelvh.wordpress.com/tag/cas-array/

  27. Prashant says:

    Outlook account should be configure as a POP3,SMTP or Auto discover or Exchange mode..Please let me know..

  28. Gulab says:

    Auto discover and what is Exchange Mode?
    POP3 and IMAP is used for NON MAPI clients and there is no SMTP protocol to configure outlook with exchange.

  29. Prashant says:

    When i am sending a mail..Using owa it is getting stuck in Drafts..And i restarted all exch services...

    Regards,
    Prashant

  30. Gulab says:

    Is it internal email or external email?

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