Exchange 2010

zero000kool used Ask the Experts™
For the life of me I cannot get exchange 2010 to run in a test environment, it says it is installed.
When I open up the EMC, [see image], this is what I get.

I see nothing in event logs, or exchange logs, that indicates there is any issues.

Can someone help me.
I am trying to connect to my exchange server.

When I go into 'uninstall programs' > change, all the Exchange rolls are grayed meaning they are installed.

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Brian MurphySenior Information Technology Consultant

By Test server are you trying to add it to an existing Organization?  

Or, are you just wanting to bring up a 2010 Exchange Server from scratch.  Test AD Domain.  Test Exchange Server.

Did you run the schema prep before installation of Exchange?


Yes I did:

Should I run it again?


bringing up from scratch in test environment, not adding it to another environment, stand-alone
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Brian MurphySenior Information Technology Consultant

No, don't run it again.

Did you install it on a Domain Controller?  Schema Master?

Where did you install it relative to the "Forest"
Peter HutchisonSenior Network Systems Specialist

Which roles did you select when installing it?
IF installing a single server exchange setup you need CAS, HT and Mailbox roles.


Installed CAS,HUB,Mailbox and it is not on a domain  controller.

Stand alone server single domain

I have just a DC and this server which I installed Exchange
As it's a test environment so best is remove from registry & re-install from scratch make sure keep Exchange and DC on both separate server .

And one thing you can try here is just delete  profile from exchange server & then check. How it goes ?

Below is the link which will help you to exchange manually.
Brian MurphySenior Information Technology Consultant
So you have a single domain\forest.  One controller, all FSMO Roles including schema master and all the other stuff Exchange likes.  

2010 Exchange on 2008R2 or 2012?

Did you disable IPV6?  Did you disable TCP IP Helper?  
No errors with Schema Prep? This is forest and domain.  You said one DC.  Functional level?
Prepare AD & Organization Name

Extract setup files
Right click setup.exe, Run as Administrator
Connect to Internet, get updates
Use Recommended Settings
Client Access
Management Tools?

I might be getting this a little confused with Exchange 2013 but it is all the same.

I've seen where the wrong file was downloaded from your MS Licensing.

I've had people that downloaded the early release instead of the current release by accident?
What does the IP Helper have to do with not seeing the items EMC?

This is a single domain, and a Domain Controller and a single server which will have the exchange server.


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