In Part 1 we cover system requirement and installation prerequisite, now will start in Prepare Active Directory and Domains.

We first install the Active Directory management tools on the computer prior to preparing the schema or domains. To do this, run the following commands.(windows Server 2008 R2 SP1)

Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS

For Windows servers 2012 run the following commands

Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS

And when run setup /prepare* command we must add parameter /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

i-Prepare Schema login to machine with administrator user

Setup /prepareSchema  /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms


setup /ps /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms


ii-Prepare Active Directory

setup /PrepareAD  /OrganizationName:Exchange13 /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms


setup /p /on:Exchange13 /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

iii-Prepare Domains

Setup /PrepareDomain  /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms


Setup /pd /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

On servers where you’ll install only the Client Access server, you must manually set the Net.TCP Port Sharing, on powersell

Set-Service NetTcpPortSharing -StartupType Automatic


-Microsoft recommend that you install the Mailbox server first.

- After you install Exchange 2013 Preview on a server, you must not change the server name. Renaming a server after you have installed an Exchange 2013 Preview server role is not supported.

Install Exchange 2013 in Unattended Mode

we will install Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview from the command prompt.

-log to your computer as administrator

- open cmd and go to Exchange files path in my lab it C:EX13

- run setup command like following

Setup /mode:Install /role:ClientAccess,Mailbox /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms


Setup /m:Install /r:CA,Mb /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

in next part we will cover install Exchange 2013 Preview using setup wizerd