In my last post, we installed Exchange Server 2019 preview on the Windows server 2016 on Desktop preview. In this post, we will install the same on the Server Core.
Once you have installed the Windows Server 2016 Core edition, Rename the computer assign static IP and DNS, join the system to the Domain if installing in Existing LAB (Note Installing in production is not recommended at this time), Sconfig.cmd can be used to configure these settings.
If setting a new LAB, after the initial configuration Promote the server to domain controller.
-DatabasePath "C:\Windows\NTDS" `
-DomainMode "WinThreshold" `
-DomainName "Samayra.com" `
-DomainNetbiosName "SAMAYRA" `
-ForestMode "WinThreshold" `
-LogPath "C:\Windows\NTDS" `
-SysvolPath "C:\Windows\SYSVOL" `
Exchange Server 2019 will work with writable DCs running Windows 2012 R2 and above
Download and install the following component, download the same on admin machine and then copy over to the server.
- Exchange Server 2019 Public Preview
- Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 (vcredist_x64.exe)
- .Net 4.7.1 offline installer (required only for Windows Server 2016)
Once they are installed run the following CMD to install the Exchange.
Setup.exe /m:install /roles:m /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /InstallWindowsComponents