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Deployment Checklist for Multi-Tenancy


Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2011-04-28

The deployment phase is the period during which you install Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 into your production environment. Before you begin the deployment phase, you should plan your Exchange organization. For details about planning for multi-tenancy, see Planning Checklist for Multi-Tenancy.

The Unified Messaging and Edge Transport server roles aren't supported for multi-tenant deployments.

Before you begin, make sure that you are familiar with the concepts and procedures involved in deploying Exchange 2010. For details, see Deploying Exchange 2010.

Use this checklist to deploy your Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Multi-tenant organization. In most cases, the tasks for deploying a multi-tenant organization are the same as deploying an Enterprise organization. Therefore, any tasks specific to deploying a multi-tenant organization are noted in the Multi-tenant tasks column.

If you attempted to install Exchange, but didn’t use the /hosting switch to prepare Active Directory, you must clean up Active Directory and prepare it again for hosting mode. If you have an existing Exchange Enterprise installation and you inadvertently attempted to install using the /hosting switch, you should use Registry Editor to clean up the Exchange Hosting registry. This helps ensure that Enterprise features continue to function properly.


Done? Tasks Topic Multi-tenant tasks


Confirm prerequisite steps are complete.

Exchange 2010 Prerequisites

Exchange 2010 must be deployed in a new forest at the Windows Server 2008 functional level.


Install the Client Access server role

New Installation of Exchange Server 2010

To use the /hosting switch, you must install Exchange 2010 from the command line.

You can’t install the Client Access server on a domain controller.

The following switches aren’t supported during installation:

  • EnableLegacyOutlook

  • LegacyRoutingServer

  • AdamLdapPort

  • PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions

  • ActiveDirectorySplitPermissions

  • AddUMLanguagePack

  • RemoveUMLanguagePack


Add digital certificates on Client Access servers

Securing Client Access Servers



Enable Outlook Anywhere

Enable Outlook Anywhere



Configure offline address book (OAB) and Web Services virtual directories

Enable or Disable SSL on Exchange Web Services Virtual Directories



Install the Hub Transport server role

Install Exchange 2010 in Unattended Mode

You must install Exchange 2010 from the command line, and you must use the /hosting switch.


Install the Mailbox server role

Install Exchange 2010 in Unattended Mode

You must install Exchange 2010 from the command line, and you must use the /hosting switch.


Verify your Exchange 2010 Installation

Verify an Exchange 2010 Installation



Done? Tasks Topic Notes


Enter the product key

Enter Product Key



Disable the Exchange Control Panel (ECP) (Optional)

Disable the Exchange Control Panel

If your organization already provides a management interface for tenant administrators, you must disable the ECP.


Configure Autodiscover redirection

Configure Autodiscover Redirection for the Multi-Tenant Organization



Configure Hub Transport servers for inter-tenant mailflow

Configure Inter-Tenant Mail Flow



Enable anti-spam agents

Enable the Antispam Agents on the Hub Transport Server for Multi-Tenancy


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