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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Delegate Installation of Exchange 2013

Delegate Installation of Exchange 2013 Server

Exchange Server 2013 lets you delegate the installation of Exchange servers to people who aren't members of the Exchange 2013 Organization Management role group.


Notes: Only a member of organization role group can provision a server. Members of delegated setup can install Cumulative updates. Uninstallation of Exchange requires Org role group membership

step 1: There is a built in group for delegating setup of pre-provisioned servers, named the delegated setup role group. Add the installer to this role group. This allows the installer to install provisioned servers


Step 2: If you're running Setup on the computer that's being provisioned, run the following command:Setup.exe /NewProvisionedServer /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms


If you're running Setup on another computer, run the following command:Setup.exe /NewProvisionedServer:<ComputerName> /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms




Delegate Installation of Exchange 2010 Server

Exchange Server 2010 allows an administrator to provision a new Exchange server and then delegate the actual setup of that server to another account


Notes: Only a member of organization role group can provision a server. Members of delegated setup can install Cumulative updates and rollups. Uninstallation of Exchange requires Org role group membership

step 1: There is a built in group for delegating setup of pre-provisioned servers, named the delegated setup role group. Add the installer to this role group. This allows the installer to install provisioned servers


Step 2: If you're running Setup on the computer that's being provisioned, run the following command:Setup.exe /NewProvisionedServer

If you're running Setup on another computer, run the following command:Setup.exe /NewProvisionedServer:<ComputerName>


To make sure the server was properly provisioned for Exchange, you can do the following:

Go to Start > Administrative Tools, and then open Active Directory Users and Computers.

Select Microsoft Exchange Security Groups, double-click Exchange Servers, and then select the Members tab.

On the Members tab, check to see if the server you just provisioned is listed as a member of the security group.

If your server is listed as a member of the Exchange Servers security group, it was properly provisioned. Someone who's a member of the Delegated Setup role group can now install Exchange on that server.

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