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Installing Exchange 2016 and Exchange 2019 into the same environment

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A step by step guide to install Exchange 2016 and Exchange 2019 into your environment from scratch.

Introduction


This article has been written to step you through installing both Exchange 2016 and Exchange 2019 into the same environment.


Additional parts such as installing Active Domain Services and promoting a machine will not be covered in this article. along with checking of the DNS zones as it is not the primary focus.


Both servers require a version of .NET Framework and Visual C++ along with UCMA.


Screenshots are posted, some without comment as it is easy to follow. 


Steps


- Active Directory -


1. Installing Active Directory Domain Services.

2. Promoting the domain controller.

3. Rebooting.

4. Setting up the Reverse Lookup zone in DNS.


- Exchange 2016 -


Prior to performing all the tasks as shown below, you will need to build your VM and install the OS or Install the OS on a physical server and give it a Static IP, along with performing Windows updates.


1. Joining domain

2. Downloading prerequisites, .NET 4.6.2, UCMA, Visual C++ 2012/2013

3. Downloading Exchange 2016

4. Installing Prerequisites and rebooting

    - Visual C++ 2013

    - Microsoft Unified Communications API 4.0 (UCMA)

    - Installing Windows Features

5. Installing Exchange 2016

6. Reboot server

7. Post-task checks


Prerequisites


Install-Windows-Feature 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


- Visual C++ 2013 -



  • Once you double click the install file you've downloaded, select the checkbox next to "I Agree...." and then click the Install button with the highlight for you to install the application.


- UCMA 4.0 -



Installing Exchange 2016



Post Checks


  • Ensure the Exchange Management Shell is working:



  • and also that the Exchange Admin Center is working:





Exchange 2019


Prior to doing all the tasks below, you need to build your VM and install the OS or Install the OS on a physical server and give it a Static IP along with performing windows updates.


1. Joining domain

2. Downloading prerequisites, .NET 4.7.2, UCMA, Visual C++ 2012/2013

3. Downloading Exchange 2019

4. Installing Prerequisites and rebooting

    - Visual C++ 2012/2013

    - Microsoft Unified Communications API 4.0 (UCMA)

    - Installing Windows Features

5. Installing Exchange 2019

6. Reboot server

7. Post-task checks



Prerequisites


Install-WindowsFeature Server-Media-Foundation, NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, RSAT-Clustering-Mgmt, RSAT-Clustering-PowerShell, 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


- Visual C++ 2013 -



- UCMA 4.0 -



Installing Exchange 2019



Post Tasks


1. Launching the Exchange Admin Center (EAC) and logging in.

2. Launching the Exchange Management Shell (EMS).




Congratulations, your Exchange 2016 and 2019 Servers are now working without error.

 

Take Note: You will still need to configure your URL's, Certificates, Send Connectors etc. to have it work without error on the internet.


Those parts will be covered in my next article of this series.


*Part 2 of this series is now available at the following link.


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