In this article we will walk through the installation instructions for Exchange Server 2013 prerequisites.
The prerequisites that are needed to install Exchange 2013 on a Windows Server 2012 server depends on which Exchange roles you want to install.
Exchange Server 2013 has only two roles: Mailbox and Client Access server roles. Exchange Server 2013 can be installed either as:
Mailbox server role or combined Mailbox and Client Access server roles
Client Access server role
Note: If you want to install as a Client Access Server role only, then you neither need to install Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs 64 bit nor Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs SP1 64 bit.
Lets setup and install all Exchange Server 2013 prerequisites :
The minimum requirement for Active Directory at this point is the forest functional level set at least to Windows Server 2003.
2.Join the server to the domain. Exchange Server needs to be a domain member.
Exchange Server 2013 will update Active Directory schema. Make sure the user you are going to login with is a domain user that has the following privileges: Domain Admin, Enterprise Admin and Schema Admin.
4. Install Windows Features using PowerShell.
Run Windows PowerShell as Administrator and Paste the following :
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, RSAT-ADDS
6.Download and Install Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit.
Download it from : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34992
8.Download and Install Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs 64 bit.
Download it from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17062
10.Download and Install Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs SP1 64 bit.
Download it from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26604
With the installation of Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Filter Pack 2010 64-bit, our Server is up and ready for Exchange Server 2013 installation.