Hurrah! If you have not yet heard: Exchange Server 2019 Public preview was announced earlier, and it is the first version of Exchange that you can install on Server Core! Now, while that’s great news, if you haven’t worked on Server Core, there may be bit of a learning curve. The purpose of this post is to help you install the Exchange Server 2019 on Server Core in your lab. We are going to assume that you have:
New-NetIPAddress -InterfaceIndex 6 -IPAddress 192.168.12.123 -PrefixLength 24 -DefaultGateway 192.168.12.100If you are going to use a DHCP assigned IP Address, inspect the IP configuration provided.
Set-DNSClientServerAddress -InterfaceIndex 6 -ServerAddress "192.168.12.121"
cscript C:\Windows\System32\Scregedit.wsf /ar 0
Install-WindowsFeature Server-Media-Foundation, RSAT-ADDS
Mount-DiskImage c:\<FolderPath>\ExchangeServer2019-x64.isoThe UCMA installable is located under the “UCMARedist” folder on the Exchange Server 2019 .ISO. Start the UCMA installation:
C:\<FolderPath>\NDP471-KB4033342-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe /q /log c:\temp\ndp.logThe .Net installation will continue in quiet mode, i.e. no progress bar will be displayed. At the end of successful installation, you will be asked to restart the computer. You can also take a look at the log file to check progress of the installation.
Start Notepad c:\temp\ndp.logDo not reboot the server just yet; join the computer to an AD domain and then reboot it.
Add-Computer -DomainName corp.contoso.com -NewName E19Core1 -DomainCredential contoso\administrator
.\Setup.exe /m:install /roles:m /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /InstallWindowsComponentsNotepad is available on Server Core, in case you want to open the Exchange Setup log just for review or to troubleshoot any exchange setup issues. Launch it as follows:
start notepad c:\ExchangeSetupLogs\ExchangeSetup.logOnce Exchange is installed, you can launch the Exchange Management Shell using LaunchEMS command from the command line. Alternatively, you can also use web browser from an admin workstation to access Exchange Admin Center.
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