Exchange Q&A: Deploy Exchange Server Role (4)

1.How many steps are we prepare Active Directory and domains for Exchange Server?

Setp 1: Extend the Active Directory schema using the following command:

DVD Drive:\Setup.exe /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /PrepareSchema

Step 2: Prepare Active Directory using the following command:

DVD Drive:\Setup.exe /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /PrepareAD /OrganizationName:”Contoso Corporation”

Step 3: Prepare Active Directory domains using the following command:

DVD Drive:\Setup.exe /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /PrepareAllDomains

//Prepare all domains in the Active Directory forest

 DVD Drive:\Setup.exe /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /PrepareDomain:domain1.corp.comtoso.com

//Choose the Active Directory domains to prepare

E:\Setup.exe /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /PrepareDomain

//If run on a computer that’s a member of the target domain

2.What’s the tasks after we installed Exchange Server?

  • Enter Exchange product key;
  • Configure mail flow and client access on Exchange servers;
  • Verify Exchange Server installtions;
  • Install the Exchange management tools;
  • Configure instant messaging intergration with Outlook on the web in Exchange;
  • Change the offline address book generation schedule in Exchange;
  • Configure certificate based authentication in Exchange 2016;
  • Edge Subscription.

3.What are the primary command line swiches for Unattented mode?

Accept License Terms:

/IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Which installtion Mode that setup use:

/Mode:Install

/Mode:Uninstall

/Mode:Upgrade

/Mode:RecoverServer

Which Server Role will be installed:

/Roles:Mailbox

/Roles:EdgeTransport

/Roles:ManagementTools

Prepare for Exchange Installtion:

/PrepareSchema

/PrepareAD

/PrepareDomain

/PrepareAllDomains

Create or remove the Exchange Server object in Active Directory:

/NewProvisionedServer:ServerName

/RemoveProvisionedServer:ServerName

Install or remove UM language pack for existing Exchange 2016 Mailbox Servers:

/AddUmLanguagePack

4.What are the Optional command line swiches for Unattented mode?

Specifies the Active Directory split permissions model when preparing Active Directory:

/ActiveDirectorySplitPermissions:<TrueOrFalse>

Specifies a custom LDAP port to use for the AD LDS instance on Edge Transport servers:

/AdamLdapPort:<TCPPortNumber>

Specifies a custom SSL (TLS) port to use for the AD LDS instance on Edge Transport servers:

/AdamSslPort:<TCPPortNumber>

To create a text file that we can use to install Exchange on multiple computers with the same settings:

/AnswerFile:<PathAndFileName>

Specifies whether to allow or prevent Exchange from providing usage feedback to Microsoft to help improve future Exchange features:

/CustomerFeedbackEnabled:<TrueOrFalse>

Specifies the location of the first mailbox database that’s created on the new Mailbox server:

/DbFilePath:<Path>

Disables the built-in Exchange antimalware filtering on Mailbox servers:

/DisableAMFiltering

Specifies the domain controller that Exchange Setup uses to read from and write to Active Directory:

/DomainController:<ServerNameOrFQDN>

Tells Setup to not start the Microsoft Exchange Transport service (mail flow) on Mailbox servers or Edge Transport servers after Setup is complete:

/DoNotStartTransport

Specifies whether to allow Exchange to automatically check online for solutions to errors that it encounters:

/EnableErrorReporting

Installs the required Windows roles and features for the specified Exchange server role:

/InstallWindowsComponents

Specifies the location of the transaction log files for the first mailbox database that’s created on the new Mailbox server:

/LogFolderPath:”<Path>”

Specifies the name of the first mailbox database that’s created on the new Mailbox server:

/MdbName:”<FileName>”

Specifies the name of the organization that’s created on the new Mailbox server:

/OrganizationName:”<Organization Name>”

Specifies the location of the language packs (UMLanguagePack.<Culture>.exe files) to install on existing Exchange 2016 Mailbox servers:

/SourceDir:”<Path>”

Specifies where to install Exchange on the server:

/TargetDir:”<Path>”

Required in hybrid deployments between on-premises organizations and Office 365 to specify the location of the text file that contains the configuration information for our Office 365 organization:

/TenantOrganizationConfig:”<Path>”

Specifies the source location of updates for Setup to install. We can only specify one folder for updates:

/UpdatesDir:”<Path>”

5.How to install Cumulative Update for Exchange Server for unattended mode?

To run the following command:

Drive Letter:\Setup.exe /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /Mode:Upgrade

Optional switchs:

/DomainController:<ServerFQDN>

/EnableErrorReporting

Still have questions? Click here to view Microsoft’s official documentation on Exchange.

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