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 8 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 "MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure", "MCSA: Windows Servers", "Administering & Deploying SCCM", and CheckPoint CCSA certified.