Step by Step Installation of Exchange Server 2019

In this blog, I will describe a step-by-step guide for the installation of Microsoft Exchange Server 2019. The installation considers one server deployment of Exchange Server 2019.

Exchange Server 2019 Requirements

Exchange Server 2019 Prerequisites

The first thing is to the installation of any version of Exchange is to prepare the Active Directory environment where the Exchange Server will be installed.

Exchange 2019 prerequisites for preparing Active Directory.

1- .NET Framework 4.7.2 or later

Install .NET Framework 4.7.1 or .NET Framework 4.7.2 as supported by your OS. Note: .Net Framework 4.7.2 is already included so it isn’t required to download or install with Windows Server 2019.
2- Download Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013

Double click setup files to Install Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 and select I agree to the license terms and conditions and click on Install.

install microsoft visual c++

3- Now setup successful and click on close.

installed microsoft visual c++

4- Download Unified Communications Managed API 4.0.

Double click setup files to Install Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API (UCMA) 4.0 so, click on next.

install microsoft unified communication managed

5- Select I even have read and accept the license terms and click on install.

microsoft unified communication managed setup

6- Installation completed and click on finish.

installation completed microsoft unified communication managed

7- Open a Windows PowerShell and then type the below command

Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS

server manager import module powershell

8- Run the below command to install the server prerequisites

Install-WindowsFeature 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, RSAT-ADDS

exchange server 2019 prerequisites

9- Default running process.

prerequisites exchange server 2019

10- Exchange server 2019 prerequisites Installation completed.

install exchange server 2019 prerequisites

11- Prepare Schema

Open up a Command Prompt

Mount the Exchange Server 2019 Installation Media

Navigate to the Exchange Installation media path

then type the following command.

Setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

exchange 2019 prepare schema

12- Prepare Active Directory

then type the following command.

Setup.exe /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /PrepareAD /OrganizationName: “xpertstec”

exchange 2019 prepare ad

13- Prepare Domains

then type the following command.

Setup.exe /PrepareAllDomains /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

exchange 2019 preparealldomains

14- Installing Exchange Server 2019

Mount the Exchange Server 2019 Installation Media

Double click on Setup.exe to start Exchange Server 2019 installation.

windows explorer exchange server 2019 files

15- Check for Updates page and select connect to the Internet and check for updates for Exchange 2019 and then click on next.

install exchange server 2019 check for upate

16- The setup will copy the installation files to the local drive so then prepares for the installation

install exchange 2019 copying files

17- So initializing setup.

exchange server 2019 initializing setup

18- The Introduction page so clicks on next.

install exchange 2019 introduction

19- On the License Agreement page select, I accept the terms in the license agreement and then click on next

install exchange 2019 license agreement

20- Select the use of recommended settings and then click on next.

exchange 2019 recommended settings

21- Microsoft Exchange 2019 only has a Mailbox role and Edge role only. Select Automatically install windows server roles and features that are required to install the exchange server so click on next.

install exchange 2019 mailbox role

22- On the installation space and location page and then click on Next.

exchange 2019 file location

23- Malware Protection Settings page. You can choose to enable or disable malware scanning and then click on next.

exchange 2019 malware protection settings

24- On the Readiness Checks page view the status to work out if the organization and when the server role prerequisite checks completed successfully and then click on install.

exchange 2019 readiness checks

25- Now the installation started and that will take time its depend on your environment.

exchange 2019 setup progress

26- Exchange 2019 setup completed successfully so click on Finish and reboot the server.

exchange 2019 setup completed

27- Open your web browser and then type URL https://localhost/ecp

Type username and password click on sign in.

exchange admin center

28- Select Language and Select Time zone and then click on Save.

exchange admin center language

29- Review the tabs and sections in the Exchange Admin Center

exchange 2019 admin center

30- Get-ExchangeServer.

get exchangeserver command

31- Installing exchange 2019 using PowerShell command

Setup.EXE /Mode:Install /InstallWindowsComponents /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /Roles:MB

Installing exchange 2019 PowerShell command

For more details click here

Exchange 2019 External and Internal URL Virtual Directories Configure

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 20 years of experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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