Deploying an Exchange 2013 server

Now that you have prepared an organization to support Exchange 2013, you can deploy some servers. The first task is to install the set of prerequisite software on the servers you plan to use for Exchange 2013. Windows 2012 servers are easier to prepare because they include many of the necessary prerequisites.

After .NET Framework 4.5, Windows Management Framework 3.0, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 are installed on a server, both the GUI and command-line versions of the Exchange 2013 installation program offer the option to configure all the remaining prerequisites thereafter automatically. Figure 2-3 shows how the GUI version of Setup offers the option to install any required Windows roles and features. You’ll be ...

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