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insider Server + Exchange 2016

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Has anyone had any luck installing exchange 2016 on an insider build?  I just setup a basic test domain, and when installing exchange server it fails configuring pre-requisites.


Windows defender firewall (mpssvc)' cannot be configured due to the following error: Access is denied

It is running :

set-service mpssvc -startuptype automatic

start-setupservice -servicename mpssvc


Of course the service is already running and automatic, so its kind of a moot point but there is no way to bypass.  No amount of changes to the registry to add permissions matters and I have run as both local and domain admin.

Using the same exchange file and a test lab based on windows 2016 commercial build, works fine. 

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Exchange 2016 requires the full installation of Windows Server (in 2016, it's called Desktop Experience), and isn't explictly supported for installation on Server Core.

Yeah, I just got bit by that same issue, just a bit late.

Server version 1709 (which was probably what you were testing on) no longer includes the Desktop Experience code in the box.

Which begs the question - Whither, Exchange? I mean, now that it seems Desktop is "passe" on Server.