Installing Exchange 2010: Edge Transport Role

Welcome to the second installment in the Exchange 2010 series where we’re installing and configuring a special setup of Exchange 2010 SP3. Today’s procedure is intended to be run on a server that is internet facing and has two NIC or NIC teams. One NIC( Team) is to be connected to the internet and the other is to be connected to the internal network.

  1. Download and run the Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 executable found here
  2. In the Extract window select the path to extract the setup files to and click Extract
  3. Open Server Manager
  4. In Server Manager on the left, right-click the word Features and click Add Features
  5. On the Select Features page in the Add Features Wizard window, check the .NET Framework 3.5.1 Features checkbox and confirm any of the following settings
  6. Click Next until the Confirmation page is reached and click Install
  7. Once the feature is installed, go back to Server Manager and right click Roles and click Add Roles
  8. Click Next and check the box for Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  9. Click Next and click Install
  10. Reboot the machine upon completion of the installation of the AD LDS role.
  11. In Windows Explorer navigate to the folder set in step 2 and run exe
  12. In the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 window, click Step 4: Install Microsoft Exchange
  13. In the Exchange Server 2010 Setup window, click Next
  14. Click the I accept the terms in the license agreement radio button and click Next
  15. Leave the default No radio button set and click Next
  16. On the Installation Type page check the Automatically install Windows Server roles and features required for Exchange and Typical Exchange Server Installation, then click Next
  17. On the Server Role Selection page, check the Edge Transport Role and Automatically install Windows Server roles and features required for Exchange checkboxes then click Next
  18. Click the I don’t want to join the program at this time radio button and click Next
  19. Once the Readiness Checks complete click Install
  20. Once the installation is complete, click Finish and reboot the machine

This post is the second in a series on Exchange 2010. Stay tuned or click here to see the rest of the posts in the series

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