In this tutorial I’ll demonstrate how to install an Exchange Server 2010 Edge Transport server.
To host the Edge Transport server role I am using a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1. The server is located in the DMZ of the network.
In the last part of this series the pre-requisites for Edge Transport servers were installed.
You also need to make sure that the server has been configured with a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). A domain-joined server has an FQDN that matches the DNS name of the domain that it is joined to, but the Edge Transport server is usually installed on standalone servers and so this will not automatically be configured for you.
The next step is to install Exchange Server 2010 SP1.
Open a command prompt and navigate to the folder that contains the Exchange Server 2010 SP1 setup files. Run the following command to install the Edge Transport server role.
setup /m:install /r:e,t /installwindowscomponents
Note: the /installwindowscomponents switch isn’t required if you’ve already install the correct pre-requisites, but I always include it anyway.
Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unattended Setup
Setup will continue momentarily, unless you press any key and cancel the
installation. By continuing the installation process, you agree to the license
terms of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.
If you don't accept these license terms, please cancel the installation. To
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Press any key to cancel setup................
No key presses were detected. Setup will continue.
Preparing Exchange Setup
Copying Setup Files COMPLETED
The following server role(s) will be installed
Edge Transport Role
Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check
Configuring Prerequisites COMPLETED
Language Pack Checks COMPLETED
Edge Transport Role Checks COMPLETED
Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server
Preparing Setup COMPLETED
Stopping Services COMPLETED
Copying Exchange Files COMPLETED
Language Files COMPLETED
Restoring Services COMPLETED
Exchange Management Tools COMPLETED
Edge Transport Role COMPLETED
Finalizing Setup COMPLETED
The Microsoft Exchange Server setup operation completed successfully.
Setup has made changes to operating system settings that require a reboot to
take effect. Please reboot this server prior to placing it into production.
After setup has finished restart the server, then apply the latest Update Rollup for Exchange Server 2010 SP1.
In the next part of this series we’ll look at setting up EdgeSync for the Edge Transport server.