How to Setup Exchange Server 2010
Follow the steps below to correctly configure your Exchange Server 2010 email
Make sure you have all of the following steps in place before
For simplicity we are assuming you are setting up a small office where
Exchange 2010 is a 64 bit application and requires 64 bit versions of Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008. You should select a computer that is capable of running the 64 bit version of Windows Server 2003 or 2008. For this example, we will start with a clean installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit version that has not had any roles installed.
After installing Windows Server 2008 R2 we set the clock and the name of the server to be “EX2010”. At this point this server is configured to be a stand alone computer with default settings.
The default installation of Windows 2008 sets your IP v4 and IP v6
To change your IP address, click on “View Network Connections” in the
Double click on your network adaptor to display the adaptors status.
Press the Properties button.
Highlight “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and then press the
Change the radio button to “Use the following IP address” and enter
NOTE: It is important to include this computer in the DNS list.
Press OK to save your changes.
Now you will need to modify the support for IP v6. If your
NOTE: Exchange requires that IP V6 be
At this point you should have all IP addresses on this server
The next step in making this server a Domain Controller is to
The process of installing Active Directory consists of two steps: the
Step 1 – Install Active Directory
At the Computer Management Screen, press the “Add Roles” link.
When you select Active Directory the Select Server Roles Screen will
After acknowledging the required feature, press Next.
Active Directory Domain Services will present information about the
Now the installation will scan your configuration and inform you if
The setup program will now install Active Directory on your Server.
When the installation is complete, you should see a message indicating
Step 2 – Configure Active Directory
At the Server Management screen you should now see that you have 1
To configure Active Directory, click on the line under Roles labeled
Click on the link “Run the Active Directory Services
The Installation Wizard will present information about the version of
Since we are assuming this Exchange Server will be the first Domain
Enter the name of your domain. The domain name you enter here
In our example, we are assuming that IGetMail.com is hosted at an
NOTE: Once you enter your domain name it is very hard to change
Once you have decided on the name of your internal domain, that will
The Installation Wizard will now ask you about compatibility.
You will be asked a similar question which is at the domain
The first Domain Controller needs to have a DNS server running
You can specify where you want Active Directory to store its data.
Should you need to restore Active Directory in the event of a hard
Now the Installation Wizard will summarize the configuration that it
The Installation Wizard will show its progress as it configures your
When the installation is complete, you will be shown a final screen.
Then restart your computer.
After restarting your computer, Windows should show you the Server
Now that have your Server configured for Active Directory, Exchange
Click on the link “Add Roles” and then select to add the role “Active
The installation wizard will inform you that it will make the
The installation wizard will confirm your intention, press
The installation wizard will show its progress.
And finally when the role has been installed, the installation wizard
At this point your Server Manager should show you that you have the
The next feature that Exchange needs installed is the “Windows Process Activation Service”. To install this feature, click on the
At the Select Features screen, check/tick the feature “Windows
Confirm your selections and press Install. Windows will now
The next Role that Exchange needs installed is the Web Server IIS.
At the Select Server Roles screen, check/tick the role “Web Server (IIS)”
The Web Server IIS installation will present information about what
Exchange requires that several additional services be added to the
In addition to the default settings, check/tick the following additional services:
The Web Server installation wizard allows you to verify your
The installation wizard will now install IIS on your Exchange Server.
When IIS is installed, press Close to return to the Server Manager.
Now you are ready to install the next feature that Exchange requires
Select the Feature “Windows Power Shell” and press Next.
At the installation confirmation screen, press Install to begin the
We have just 2 more items to meet Exchange’s Requirements.
When you install Windows Server 2008, the default setup disables a
At the Server Manager screen – expand “Configuration” in the left
Right Click on the Service “Net. Tcp Port Sharing” and choose
Change the Startup from Disabled to Automatic.
Press OK to save your changes.
Click on the link “Download Files Below”. Then press the
Download and install the Filter Pack:
Press Next and proceed through the wizard.
When you have completed the Filter Pack installation you are now
Exchange has a requirement to use its own SMTP service and not the
You are now ready to install Exchange Server 2010.
When you run the Exchange Server setup, the first 2 steps have been
Now select the language option that is appropriate for your environment.
After selecting your language option you are ready to being the
The Exchange Server 2010 setup wizard will present information about the
Accept the license agreement and press Next.
You can choose to participate in error reporting if you wish, press
Since this is Exchange Server is intended to be our only Exchange server,
Enter the name of your organization, typically this corresponds to your
If you intend to use Outlook 2003 clients to connect to this Exchange
Exchange will now ask what you want to specify for the Internet
Next Exchange Setup will ask if you want to join the Customer
Exchange will now verify that all prerequisites are met. If
When the Exchange Server 2010 installation wizard completes, it will
When Exchange completes its installation, the Exchange System Manager
IGetMail Version 3.x instructions:
Authenticated User Access – With this method you instruct IGetMail to
When you configure IGetMail, you will need to specify a Windows user
Commonly, the Administrator account does not work because it does not
Next we need to add a mailbox to the Windows account that IGetMail
Now Run IGetMail
IGetMail is now configured to send email to your Exchange Server.
Anonymous access – With anonymous access you can allow anyone to send
To configure Exchange to allow any user to route email perform these
IGetMail Version 1.x and 2.x instructions:
When you are running IGetMail Version 2.x and 1.x you need to allow
Method 1 – Run the Exchange Management Console. Expand the
Method 2 – Run the following management shell command (note this is
Set-ReceiveConnector -Identity “Default <ServerName>” -PermissionGroups “AnonymousUsers”
Where you would replace <ServerName> with the computer name of this
Run the Exchange Management Console. Expand the item
Click on the option “New Mailbox” in the right hand panel under the
Proceed through the wizard to create each of your new users.