Installing Exchange Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016

On October 1st, Microsoft Exchange Team released the new Exchange Server 2016. I will describe in this article a step-by-step guide for the installation of Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 using the GUI:


Before you begin your installation of Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, run the following command to install the pre-requisites:

Next, you must download and install Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 Runtime:

Extend the schema

The first step in getting your organization ready for Exchange 2016 is to extend the Active Directory schema:

Prepare Active Directory

Now that the Active Directory schema has been extended, you can prepare Active Directory:

Prepare Active Directory domains

To finish, prepare each of the Active Directory domains where Exchange will be installed:

Install Exchange Server 2016

Now, you can install Exchange 2016 by double click on Setup.exe and just follow these steps:


Click Next

Accept the license and click Next again

I advise you to select « Recommanded settings »

Select the Mailbox Role which also include the CAS role in Exchange 2016

Specify the path for Exchange installation

Select « No » to enable Malware scanning

Click Install

It’s done! Exchange Server 2016 is installed. Think to restart the computer before starting ECP

Open the Exchange Administrative Center:

Now you can open the OWA:


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I work as a System Engineer, based in Switzerland with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. I have 7 years experience in administering Windows Servers. . I am a Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management. I also received the PowerShell Hero 2016 award by PowerShell.0rg. And finally, I am "MCSA: Windows Server 2012" and "Administering & Deploying SCCM" certified.