Exchange Server 2010 SP3 installation on Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Below we will shortly present how to install Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3 on Microsoft Windows Server 2012.

Installation is quite simple.

First we need to install Microsoft Windows Server 2012 on server.

After installation get all updates from Microsoft provided for Windows Server 2012.

When you are sure that server has installed all updates, you need to install all required Windows Features for Exchange Server 2010.

Run Powershell console and write or paste:

Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,Web-Mgmt-Tools,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Dyn-Compression,NET-HTTP-Activation,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Client-Auth,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Http-Redirect,Web-Http-Tracing,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-Static-Content,Web-WMI,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy -Restart


This will install all features provided for Exchange Server 2010. After installation server should be restarted.

Next you need to install:

both of them are required for Exchange 2010 SP3.


Now when Windows Server 2012 is prepared for installation of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3 you can go on.

Installation of Exchange Server 2010 SP3 can be run from setup.exe, then you will use Installation Wizard, or you can open CMD as a Administrator, go to Service Pack 3 folder and run command like below: /mode:install /r:ca,ht,mb


This will run unattended installation of Exchange Server 2010 SP3 with roles CAS, HT, and mailbox server.



Windows Server 2012 (RTM Edition) free ebook

Mitch Tulloch has updated his very popular free ebook on Windows Server 2012 based on the RTM version: Introducing Windows Server 2012 (RTM Edition)

You can download this ebook for free with formats: PDF, MOBI, EPUB.

Introducing Windows Server 2012 (RTM Edition) contains 5 sections which describing:

  • Virtualization and cloud solutions
  • Availability
  • Provisioning and storage management
  • Security and scalability
  • Infrastructure options
  • Server configuration and administration

use links below to download one or all of the available formats.

PDF – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – PDF ebook

EPUB – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – ePub format

MOBI – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – MOBI format (for Kindle)

Exchange Server 2013 RTM download


From today on Microsoft Websites you can download Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 RTM evaluation version.

This version can be installed and it’s working for 180 days.
This allow us to get to know Exchange Server 2013 RTM in test or lab environments.

Exchange 2013 RTM works on Windows Server 2008R2 and Windows Server 2012.

Remember that coexistence Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013 is not supported.
It will be probably supported when Microsoft will release SP3 for Microsoft Exchange 2010.

Below you can find useful links for Exchange 2013 RTM:

Download Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Exchange 2013 System Requirements

Microsoft Exchange 2013 RTM Documentation