Installing Exchange 2019 preview on Windows server 2016

Exchange Server 2019 Preview was released last week on 24th July, so I thought to test the same, This article will show the installation process, as there is no prerequisites document available for installing the exchange 2019, I am be documenting the prerequisites I was promoted to install and how the installation process went.

The good news about the Exchange 2019 is that it supports the installation of the exchange in windows server core, but first I will test it in GUI and then we will install the 2nd server in windows server core.

So I will be installing the Exchange on the Windows Server 2016, below are the prerequisites which I had to install they are same as the Exchange server 2016.

Windows Server 2016 prerequisites for Exchange 2019
Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Server-Media-Foundation, 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

Install the following software in the order shown:
After installing the above software My  Exchange Installation went through, below are the screenshot, I did not find any change Its seems same as the installation of the Exchange 2016.

So it will require all most 6 Gb disk space for installation file.

so the installation has 14 steps to finish.

 In my next post, we will review the first look of the Exchange 2019 post install and will review the different options available and if there is any significate visible change from Exchange 2016.