Deploying Exchange 2013 on windows 2012 Server

Exchange  2013 comes up with some good features and also have reduced some of the roles like Hub-transport, Edge Server , better integration with  SharePoint & Lync, E-discovery and many more let check out the deployment process.

To deploy exchange 2013 you must have a supported operating system (such as Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2012), have enough disk space, be a member of an Active Directory domain.

In this blog im going to install exchange 2013 using setup wizard , we can also install by using unattended installation  mode

Prerequisites for windows 2012 server

If we have mailbox server role on a separate server

  • Open Windows PowerShell.
  • Run the following command to install the required Windows components.

Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, 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

We need to install the following Pre-requisites in windows 2012

  • Microsoft Unified Communication Managed API 4.0 Core Runtime 64bit
  • Microsoft Office filter pack
  • Microsoft Office filter pack Service Pack 1

Setup Wizard starts for Exchange 2013.







Malware Protection settings

Exchange Server 2013 anti-malware protection feature which helps combat malware in our email messaging environment

Click Yes to enable malware scanning.


I need to install unified communication managed api and filter pack with sp1



Lets start the Setup as we have completed with all the Pre-requisites



Now we are done we the setup we need to verify our deployment

Post deployment tasks

  • During the deployment we need to check the Application logs, system logs from event viewer need to make sure we are not getting any warnings or errors.
  • Exchange server create setup logs during the setup process you can find on C:\ExchangeSetupLogs\ExchangeSetup.log
  • Setup log file capture each and every task which is performed during the deployment process




Also verify the services are up and running

Its recommend to restart the Server

Now you can see new console to manage Exchange 2013 Exchange Admin Center

Type the following url to access the Admin center https://servername/Ecp




We will check more about Exchange 2013 features in my next blog thanks for viewing it !!!!!! 🙂







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