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Exchange Server 2016 Installation Step by Step Guide coexistence with Exchange Server 2010

Preparing Exchange Server 2016 Coexistence with Exchange 2010

 

Exchange Server 2016 Coexistence

 

Exchange Server 2013 CU10 or Later

Exchange Server 2010 RU11 or Later

will only be able to coexists with the above version mentioned

 

Coexistence of Exchange Server 2016 with legacy versions of Exchange

 

Exchange version Exchange organization coexistence
Exchange 2007 and earlier versions Not supported
Exchange 2010 Supported with Update Rollup 11 for Exchange 2010 SP3 or later on all Exchange 2010 servers in the organization, including Edge Transport servers.
Exchange 2013 Supported with Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 10 or later on all Exchange 2013 servers in the organization, including Edge Transport servers.
Mixed Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013 organization Supported with the following minimum versions of Exchange:

  • Update Rollup 11 Exchange 2010 SP3 or later on all Exchange 2010 servers in the organization, including Edge Transport servers.
  • Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 10 or later on all Exchange 2013 servers in the organization, including Edge Transport servers.

 

Ramifications:

 

Hardware

 

Processor

 

      • x64 architecture-based computer with Intel processor that supports Intel 64 architecture (formerly known as Intel EM64T)
      • AMD processor that supports the AMD64 platform
      • Intel Itanium IA64 processors not supported

 

Memory : Varies depending on Exchange roles that are installed:

 

      • Mailbox   8GB minimum
      • Edge Transport   4GB minimum

 

Disk space

 

      • At least 30 GB on the drive on which you install Exchange
      • An additional 500 MB of available disk space for each Unified Messaging (UM) language pack that you plan to install
      • 200 MB of available disk space on the system drive
      • A hard disk that stores the message queue database on with at least 500 MB of free space.

 

Operating system

 

The following table lists the supported operating systems for Exchange 2016.

 

Supported operating systems for Exchange 2016

 

Component Requirement
Mailbox and Edge Transport server roles
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter
Management tools One of the following:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter
  • 64-bit edition of Windows 10
  • 64-bit edition of Windows 8.1

 

Client Requirements

Exchange 2016 and Exchange Online support the following versions of Outlook:

      • Outlook 2016
      • Outlook 2013
      • Outlook 2010 with KB2965295
      • Outlook for Mac for Office 365
      • Outlook for Mac 2011

 

Clients that cannot connect from Exchange Server 2016

      • Outlook 2003
      • Outlook 2007
      • Outlook for Mac 2008

 

Note: Once you install Exchange Server 2016 you cannot install the earlier versions of Exchange

 

As it’s Coexistence environment (Exchange Server 2016 with Exchange 2010).

 

First Prepare your Exchange  Server 2010 with latest RU11

 

After Installation confirm if it has the latest Rollup installed as shown below

 

For More Info :

Installation of Exchange Server 2010 SP3

Build Numbers with Latest Rollup Updates

 

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Installation Of Exchange Server 2016 RTM

 

Prerequisites :

 

      • Active Directory preparation
      • Installation of Windows Server 2012 R2 prerequisites using Windows Powershell (Run as Administrator)
      • Mailbox Server Role
      • Edge Transport Server Role

 

Step 1 :  Active Directory preparation

Install Remote Tool Admin Pack using Windows Powershell (Run as Administrator)

Command :  Install-WindowFeature RSAT-ADDS

 

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Step 2 : Installation of Windows Server 2012 R2 prerequisites using Windows Powershell (Run as Administrator)

Mailbox Server Role :

Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Desktop-Experience, 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 -Restart

 

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Planning for Edge Transport Server Role :

Install-WindowsFeature ADLDS

 

Here we are only installing Mailbox Server Role, if you planning for Edge Transport Server Role then you can run the above command

 

Step 3 : DotNetFrameWork 4.5.2 (For Download Please Click here )

Download .netframework 4.5.2 from the above link and start installation as shown below:

Accept the License Terms

 

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Click Install

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Click Finish.

 

Step 4 : Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 (For Download Please Click here )

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Click Install

There are chances UCMA 4.0 failing if the prerequisites in the step 2 is not not installed properly then you might get below error

 

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Media Foundation Feature missing

Open Windows Powershell (Run As Administrator)

Command:  Install-WindowsFeature Server-Media-Foundation

Restart the Server

 

Try installing Unified Communication Managed API 4.0

Great Installation has started

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Accept the License Terms ->  Click Install

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Click Finish

Now Mount the Exchange Server 2016 ISO

 

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Extract the files to the folder as shown below:

 

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Open the folder

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Double Click and Installation will start

Note: Installation can be done Unattended mode as well. Unattended mode of installation we can see in the upcoming post.

Copying files that are required for Exchange Server Installation

 

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Initializing Setup

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Click Next

 

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Click I Accept the License Agreement -> Click Next

 

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Select the Recommended Settings ->  Click Next

 

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Select Server Role that you are planning ->  Click Next

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Note: Once you select Mailbox Role automaticlly Management Tools will be checked.

 

Specify the Installation Space location -> Click Next

 

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Note : Here if you are trying for Fresh Exchange Server 2016 Installation then you will get the window to specify the Organization name.

As it’s Coexistence Organization name has already been specified while Installing Exchange Server 2010

 

Malware Protection Settings  ->  Select No ->  Click No

 

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Click Next

After copying files completes Installation will begin

 

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Readiness Checks

 

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Oops Installation failed

Don’t work  Warning clearly shows that Forest Functional Level is to upgraded to Windows Server 2008 or Later

 

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Login to Domain controller

Open Active Directory Domains and Trusts -> Right Click -> Raise Forest Functional Level

If you see the below window Forest Functional Level is in Windows Server 2003

Drop down and Select Windows Server 2008 -> Click Raise -> Click Ok

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Click Ok

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Retry the Setup again

This time it should start the Setup without any issues

Readiness Checks

 

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Click Install

Steps that will run while Installing are mentioned below :

1 : Organization Preparation

2 : Stopping Services

3 : Copy Exchange Files

4 : Languages Files

5 : Restoring Services

6 : Languages

7 : Management Tools

8 :   Mailbox Server Role :  Transport Service

9 :   Mailbox Server Role :  Client Access Service

10 : Mailbox Server Role :  Unified Messaging Service

11 : Mailbox Server Role :  Mailbox Service

12 : Mailbox Server Role :  Front End Transport Service

13 : Mailbox Server Role :  Client Access Front End Service

 

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Click Finish

Restart the Server before configuring setting in the Exchange Administration Center so that all the setting will be properly configured on the server

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After Server up, just for Cross check open the Exchange Management Shell (Run As Administrator)

Run the below Command

Command :  Get-ExchangeServer |ft Name, ServerRole, AdminDisplayVersion -Auto

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Ok Now open Exchange Administration Center

 

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Now you’ll see both the servers listed as shown below:

 

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For More Info : Exchange Server 2016 Architecture

Great we are able to see both the Server Exchange Server 2010 & 2016

 

Praveen Kumar

MCTS, MCITP | Exchange Server

Publisher @ Techrid.com

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