How to Install and Configure MS Exchange Server 2013 from Scratch (Part 3)

How to Install and Configure Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 SP1 from Scratch (Part 3)

CHUONG K. NGUYEN – BSc., MCSEx2, MCSAx2, MCP, MCTS, MCITP, CCNA

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Prepare Active Directory to accommodate Exchange environment

On the domain controller DC2012, insert the Exchange Server 2013 DVD. Note the drive letter. In my case, it is D: drive.

Launch CMD as Administrator, change to drive D: then enter two commands:

  • setup /PrepareSchema /IacceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

This will extend the Active Directory Schema to allow Exchange to integrate into the AD environment.

  • setup /PrepareAD  /OrganizationName:DALARIS /IacceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Restart the server DC2012 using the command:
shutdown –r –t 0