Install the Exchange 2016 management tools

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2016

Topic Last Modified: 2016-10-13

Summary: Learn how to install the Exchange 2016 management tools on other computers.

The management tools in Exchange Server 2016 include the Exchange Management Shell and the Exchange Toolbox. You can install the management tools on other client computers or servers in the Active Directory domain to help you manage your Exchange organization. The management tools have similar operating system, .NET Framework, and Windows Management Framework (Windows PowerShell) requirements as an Exchange server. The notable exception is: you can install the management tools on client versions of Windows. For more information, see Exchange 2016 system requirements and Exchange 2016 prerequisites..

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The management tools don't include the Exchange admin center (EAC). The EAC is a web-based console that's hosted on Exchange 2016 Mailbox servers, and like any web site, you can access the EAC from other computers. For more information about the EAC, see Exchange admin center in Exchange 2016.

For more information about the Exchange Management Shell and the Exchange Toolbox, see Using PowerShell with Exchange 2016 (Exchange Management Shell) and Exchange Toolbox.

tipTip:
Having problems? Ask for help in the Exchange forums. Visit the forums at: Exchange Server, Exchange Online, or Exchange Online Protection.

  1. Use the information in Updates for Exchange 2016 to download the latest version of Exchange 2016. You can download the ISO image file locally on the computer where you want to install the management tools, or to a central network location.

  2. On the computer where you want to install the management tools:

    1. Open File Explorer, right-click on the Exchange ISO image file that you downloaded, and then select Mount.

    2. In the resulting virtual DVD drive that appears, start Exchange 2016 Setup by double-clicking Setup.exe.

  3. The Exchange Server 2016 Setup wizard opens. On the Check for Updates? page, choose one of the following options, and then click Next to continue:

    • Connect to the Internet and check for updates   We recommend this option, which searches for updates to the version of Exchange 2016 that you're installing (it doesn't detect newer Exchange 2016 Cumulative Updates). This option takes you to the Downloading Updates page that searches for updates.

    • Don't check for updates right now

    Exchange 2016 Setup, Check for Updates page
  4. The Copying Files page shows the progress of copying files to the local hard drive. Typically, the files are copied to %WinDir%\Temp\ExchangeSetup, but you can confirm the location in the Exchange Setup log at C:\ExchangeSetupLogs\ExchangeSetup.log.

    Exchange 2016 Setup, Copying Files page
  5. On the Introduction page, click Next to continue.

    Exchange 2016 Setup, Introduction page
  6. On the License Agreement page, review the software license terms, select I accept the terms in the license agreement, and then click Next to continue.

    Exchange 2016 Setup, License Agreement page
  7. On the Recommended Settings page, choose one of the following settings:

    • Use recommended settings   Exchange automatically sends error reports and information about your computer hardware and how you use Exchange to Microsoft. For information about what's sent to Microsoft and how it's used, click ? or the help links on the page.

    • Don't use recommended settings   These settings are disabled, but you can enable them at any time after Setup completes.

    Click Next to continue.

    Exchange 2016 Setup, Recommended Settings page
  8. On the Server Role Selection page, configure the following settings:

    • Select Management tools.

    • Automatically install Windows Server roles and features that are required to install Exchange   Select this option to have the Setup wizard install the required Windows prerequisites. You might need to reboot the computer to complete the installation of some Windows features. If you don't select this option, you need to install the Windows features manually.

      Note: Selecting this option installs only the Windows features that are required by Exchange. You need to install other prerequisites manually. For more information, see Exchange 2016 prerequisites.

    Click Next to continue.

    Exchange 2016 Setup, Server Role Selection page, Management tools selection
  9. On the Installation Space and Location page, either accept the default installation location (C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15), or click Browse to choose a new location. Make sure that you have enough disk space available in the location where you want to install the management tools. Click Next to continue.

    Exchange 2016 Setup, Installation Space and Location page
  10. If this is the first installation of Exchange in your organization (Exchange server or the management tools), you arrive on the Exchange Organization page. On this page, configure the following settings:

    • Specify the name for this Exchange organization   The default value is First Organization, but you typically use the company name for this value. The organization name is used internally by Exchange, isn't typically seen by users, doesn't affect the functionality of Exchange, and doesn't determine what you can use for email addresses.

      • The organization name can't contain more than 64 characters, and can't be blank.

      • Valid characters are A to Z, a to z, 0 to 9, hyphen or dash (-), and space, but leading or trailing spaces aren't allowed.

      • You can't change the organization name after it's set.

    • Apply Active Directory split permission security model to the Exchange organization   Most organizations don't need to select this option. If you need to separate management of Active Directory security principals and the Exchange configuration, split permissions might work for you. For more information, click ?.

    Click Next to continue.

    Exchange 2016 Setup, Exchange Organization page
  11. On the Readiness Checks page, verify that the organization and server role prerequisite checks completed successfully. If they haven't, the only option on the page is Retry, so you need to resolve the errors before you can continue.

    Exchange 2016 Setup, Readiness Check page with errors detected

    After you resolve the errors, click Retry to run the prerequisite checks again. You can fix some errors without exiting Setup, while the fix for other errors requires you to restart the computer. If you restart the computer, you need to start over at Step 2.

    When no more errors are detected on the Readiness Checks page, the Retry button changes to Install so you can continue. Be sure to review any warnings, and then click Install to install the management tools.

    Exchange 2016 Setup, Readiness Check page with errors resolved
  12. On the Setup Completed page, click Finish, and then restart the computer.

    Exchange 2016 Setup, Setup Completed page

  1. Use the information in Updates for Exchange 2016 to download the latest version of Exchange 2016. You can download the ISO image file locally on the computer where you want to install the management tools, or to a central network location.

  2. On the computer where you want to install the management tools:

    1. Open File Explorer, right-click on the Exchange ISO image file that you downloaded, and then select Mount.

    2. Open an elevated command prompt (a Command Prompt window you open by selecting Run as administrator), and go to the resulting virtual DVD drive that appears. For example, if the virtual drive letter is E:, type E: in the command prompt, and then press Enter.

  3. To install the management tools, use the following syntax:

    Setup.exe /Role:ManagementTools /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms [/EnableErrorReporting] [/CustomerFeedbackEnabled:<True | False>] [/InstallWindowsComponents] [/TargetDir:<Target folder>] [/OrganizationName:<Name>]
    

    This example installs the management tools on the local computer with the default settings.

    Setup.exe /Role:ManagementTools /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms
    

For more information, see Install Exchange 2016 using unattended mode.

 
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