We're trying to install Exchange 2013 SP1 on a new Server 2012 R2 server, as part of a dual swing migration from Exchange 2003. The Exchange 2010 server has been up and running for a couple of weeks now, and upon "installing" 2013, we're having issues.
The install went, seemingly, without a hitch, as it passed all the prerequisite and readiness checks, and there were not errors, or warnings. But when I try to open anything, nothing seems to work. The Exchange Admin Center displays a blank "page can't be found" error; the Exchange Toolbox cannot load due to "MMC errors"; and PowerShell connects to the temporary/intermediate Exchange 2010 server, to attempt to manage it...! I didn't spend a bunch of money to use a Server 2012R2/Exchange 2013 box to administer an Exchange 2010 server!! :/
When running the Exchange 2013 setup, I left the install at the default "Automatically install Windows Server roles and features that are required to install Exchange Server" during the "Server Role Selection" step. So do I just go back and re-run the install, and manually choose to install the Mailbox & Client Access Roles??
Our end goal is to have the (single) Server 2012R2/Exchange 2013 SP1 as our only email server, after migrating the 2010 mailboxes to it... The 2003 box has also already been decommissioned & removed from the domain/network, so the 2010 box is all that's left.
Thanks for any assistance!