Install the Exchange 2010 Management Tools

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2009-12-07

With the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 management tools, you can configure and manage your Exchange organization remotely. This topic explains how you can either use Setup.exe to install the Exchange 2010 management tools or you can use unattended setup mode to install the management tools.

You can install the Exchange 2010 management tools on the following Windows operating systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

For more information about managing Exchange 2010, see Exchange Management Console and Exchange Management Shell.

You must ensure that each of your servers meets the appropriate prerequisites and system requirements before you begin your installation. For more information, see Exchange 2010 Prerequisites and Exchange 2010 System Requirements.

  1. Log on to the server on which you want to install the Exchange 2010 management tools on, using a domain account that has local administrative privileges.
  2. Insert the Exchange 2010 DVD into the DVD drive (or browse to your install location). If Setup.exe doesn't start automatically, navigate to the DVD drive and double-click Setup.exe.
  3. On the Start page, ensure that you have completed Steps 1 and 2.
    If you haven't already installed these components, Setup will provide you with links to Microsoft Web sites where you can download the necessary prerequisites.
  4. On the Start page, click Step 3: Choose Exchange language option. The language options will appear below Step 3. Choose either:
    1. Install all languages from the language bundle   If you choose this option, all supported language bundled will be installed. Setup can download the necessary language bundles automatically, or you can browse to the location (hard drive or a network share) of previously downloaded language bundles and install those.
    2. Install only languages from the DVD   If you choose this option, only English (U.S.) language support will be installed. Language bundles can be installed at a later time to provide support for additional languages if needed.
  5. After the language installation is complete, on the Start page, click Step 4: Install Microsoft Exchange. Setup copies the setup files locally to the computer on which you are installing Exchange 2010.
  6. In the Exchange 2010 Setup wizard, on the Introduction page, click Next.
  7. On the License Agreement page, select I accept the terms in the license agreement, and then click Next.
  8. On the Error Reporting page, select whether you want to enable or disable Exchange Error Reporting feature, and then click Next.
  9. On the Installation Type page, click Custom Exchange Server Installation. If you want to change the path for the Exchange 2010 installation, click Browse, locate the appropriate folder in the folder tree, and then click OK. Click Next.
  10. On the Server Role Selection page, select Management Tools.
    Management Tools only installation
    Management Tools selection
  11. If this is the first Exchange 2010 server in your organization, on the Exchange Organization page, type a name for your Exchange organization. The Exchange organization name can contain only the following characters:
    • A through Z
    • a through z
    • 0 through 9
    • Space (not leading or trailing)
    • Hyphen or dash
      The organization name can't contain more than 64 characters. The organization name can't be blank. If the organization name contains spaces, you must enclose it in quotation marks.
  12. On the Readiness Checks page, view the status to determine if the organization and other prerequisite checks completed successfully. If they have not completed successfully, you must resolve any reported errors before you can install Exchange 2010. You don't need to exit Setup when resolving some of the prerequisite errors. After resolving a reported error, click Retry to re-run the prerequisite check. Be sure to also review any warnings that are reported. If all readiness checks have completed successfully, click Install to install the Exchange 2010 management tools.
  13. On the Completion page, click Finish.

  1. Insert the Exchange 2010 DVD into the DVD drive, and then at the command prompt navigate to the DVD drive, or navigate to the network location of the Exchange 2010 installation files.
  2. At the command prompt, run the following command: /R:MT

For more information, see Install Exchange 2010 in Unattended Mode.