This is the 2nd part of the “Installing Exchange 2016”.

In the last post, we saw “Requirements and Prerequisites” for installing Exchange 2016.

In this post we will be will look into the installation process.

We can either do a CMD line or a GUI based install. Here I will be showing how to do a GUI based install.

Double-click on  the “setup.exe” and follow the wizard as show below


One of the Pre-requisites is to install Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, I had downloaded but did not install it. The Wizard informs us to install it.


I installed the “Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0” without closing this exchange installation wizard


Now clicked on “retry” on exchange installation wizard. 1314151617

Now the Exchange Install is complete. Opened Exchange Powershell and executed some exchange commands.

We can launch the Exchange admin center using either of the below URLs out of box

https://localhost/ecp/?ExchClientVer=15    (Cert error will be there)

https:///ecp/?ExchClientVer=15   (No Cert error as we have a self-signed cert)


More Information: 

Exchange 2016 system requirements

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Exchange 2016 prerequisites

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–   Praveen Kumar E