exchange, active directory

Posted on 2016-11-21
Last Modified: 2016-11-21
when I prepare windows server 2012 to install exchange, I need to run forest prep and adprep first
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Setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Second :
Setup.exe /PrepareAD /OrganizationName:"<organization name>" /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Third :
Setup.exe /PrepareAllDomains /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Four :
Setup.exe /PrepareDomain:<FQDN of the domain you want to prepare> /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Fifth :  setup.exe

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so no need to run forest prep and adprep which we used to run earlier

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answered In interview that forestprep and adprep are needed to prepare active directory for installing exchange, is it correct
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Forestprep and domainprepare is old for Exchange 2003 and 2007 (dont remember E2k7). But in Exchange 2013 first prepareschema, preparead. Prepareschema is equal to forestprep.

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