Exchange Server 2013 bears a number of new outstanding features as well as advances on existing characteristics that are previously familiar to those who have worked with Exchange Server 2010.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 takes a new awesome set of technologies, features, and services to the Exchange Server product series.
New added features of Exchange Server 2013 according to Microsoft website,
Support a multigenerational workforce:
Exchange 2013, users can combine contacts from several sources to supply an individual view of a person, by linking contact information pulled from multiple locations.
Provide an engaging experience:
Microsoft Outlook 2013 and Microsoft Outlook Web App have a clean new look and the Web App supports the use of touch, increasing the mobile device experience with Exchange Server.
Integrate with SharePoint and Lync:
Exchange 2013 offers greater integration with Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft Lync 2013 through site mailboxes.
Provide a live solution:
Exchange 2013 comes with the Exchange Server 2010 architecture and has been restyled for ease of scale, hardware utilization, and failure isolation.
Install and Setup Exchange Server 2013 Prerequisites on Windows Server 2012
Exchange Server 2013 cannot be installed just like a software setup; it needs some prerequisites to be run on the Windows Server platform.
What are the Prerequisites of Exchange Server 2013?
In this article I’m gonna to tell about the important prerequisites that should be installed on Windows Server 2012 before installing Exchange Server 2013.
Step 1: Active Directory Preparation
Create and Active Directory, Hope you know how to setup active directory for Windows Server 2012
Step 2: Install Remote Tools Administration Pack
Open Windows Server 2012 PowerShell and run the following commands.
Step 3: Mailbox server role or combined Mailbox and Client Access server roles installation
Run the following command using PowerSshell
Copy the above code and paste it on PowerShel for simplicity.
- Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit
- Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack 64 bit
- Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack SP1 64 bit
Now we have finished MS Exchange server 2013 requirements. Next we want to install Exchange on Windows Server 2012. That will be discussed later..
Install and Setup Exchange Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012