Exchange 2013 prerequisites for Windows Server 2008 R2

This article will walk you through installing the Exchange Server 2013 Pre-Requisites for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.  Follow the steps appropriate for the corresponding Mail Server role (Client Access and/or Mailbox).

Mailbox role or combined Mailbox and Client Access roles

Load the Server Manager module by opening PowerShell ‘Run-as administrator’:
type: Import-Module ServerManager
and press enter.

Install the required Windows Components by copying and pasting the following into the PowerShell window:
Add-WindowsFeature Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework, NET-HTTP-Activation, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Web-Server, WAS-Process-Model, Web-Asp-Net, 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-Ext, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Server, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Static-Content, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-WMI

Exchange 2013 Prerequisite Install Windows Components

Exchange 2013 prerequisites Install Windows 2008 R2 components successful

Reboot.

After you’ve installed the operating system roles and features, install the following software in the order shown:

  1. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
    Or you may consider installing the new .NET 4.5.2 instead or 4.5 (I haven’t tried this yet)
  2. Windows Management Framework 3.0
  3. Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit
  4. Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack 64 bit
  5. Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack SP1 64 bit
  6. Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB974405 (Windows Identity Foundation)
  7. Knowledge Base article KB2619234 (Enable the Association Cookie/GUID that is used by RPC over HTTP to also be used at the RPC layer in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2)
  8. Knowledge Base article KB2533623 (Insecure library loading could allow remote code execution)
    Note: This hot fix may already be installed if you ran Windows Update previously

Client Access server role

Load the Server Manager module by opening PowerShell ‘Run-as administrator’:
type: Import-Module ServerManager
and press enter.

Copy and paste the following into the PowerShell window:
Add-WindowsFeature Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework, NET-HTTP-Activation, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Web-Server, WAS-Process-Model, Web-Asp-Net, 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-Ext, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Server, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Static-Content, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-WMI

Reboot.

After you’ve installed the operating system roles and features, install the following software in the order shown:

  1. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
    Or you may consider installing the new .NET 4.5.2 instead or 4.5 (I haven’t tried this yet)
  2. Windows Management Framework 3.0
  3. Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit
  4. Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB974405 (Windows Identity Foundation)
  5. Knowledge Base article KB2619234 (Enable the Association Cookie/GUID that is used by RPC over HTTP to also be used at the RPC layer in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2)
  6. Knowledge Base article KB2533623 (Insecure library loading could allow remote code execution)
    Note: this hot fix may already be installed if you ran Windows Update previously

Next Steps

Now that you have successfully installed the Windows 2008 R2 pre-requisites for Exchange 2013 you can proceed with preparing the AD Schema for the installation of Exchange 2013 SP1.

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