Error Installing Mailbox Role Exchange 2010

Posted on 2013-12-31
Last Modified: 2014-02-26

When performing an install of the Exchange Mailbox Role in Exchange 2010 I am greeted with this:

Mailbox Role

The following error was generated when "$error.Clear();
          $wevtutil= join-path (join-path $env:SystemRoot system32) wevtutil.exe;
          $manifestPath = [System.IO.Path]::Combine($RoleInstallPath, "Scripts\");
          Start-SetupProcess -Name:"$wevtutil" -Args:"im `"$manifestPath`" "
        " was run: "Process execution failed with exit code 87.".

Process execution failed with exit code 87.
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Question by:FlintLockwood
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Expert Comment

by:Stelian Stan
ID: 39749405
Are you trying to install Exchange 2010 Sp3?
Are trying to install on Windows 2012, 2008R2?

Did you installed the prerequisites (

Expert Comment

by:Satish Auti
ID: 39749411
Might be prerequisites issue. Please check it.

Refer below link for better understanding..

Author Comment

ID: 39749413
Hello and thank you for your responses.

Server 2012 Datacenter and I am installing Exchange 2010 SP3.  I have already installed the Client Access and Hun Transport Role during other setups but now have hit a wall.

I have checked my prerequisites but will cross check again using your links.

Any additional help would be great.  I will post again once I verify with your links.

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Author Comment

ID: 39749424

I checked the provided links and verified all features were installed.

Any other suggestions?

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Expert Comment

by:Shreedhar Ette
ID: 39749556

During Exchange 2010 Setup. Have selected option "Automatically install Windows Server roles and Features for Exchange Server"? If yes, unselect and try to install.

Please upload ExchangeSetup Log file.

Expert Comment

ID: 39749759
on which version of Exchange are you installing & on which windows.

Accepted Solution

FlintLockwood earned 0 total points
ID: 39878723

Thank you for all the help.  I spent a lot of time working through different possible solutions.  In the end I uninstalled Exchange 2010 and reinstalled and the mailbox role went in without a hitch.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39888257
I tried working through all possible errors at what should have been a simple task of installing an exchange role.  In the end I uninstalled and started fresh.  I have had no issues since then.  I don't feel is is a good solution as most cannot uninstall exchange and start fresh but at the stage I was in it wasn't a problem.

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