Exchange 2013 Pre-Installation Steps

Below are some Pre-Installation steps when installing Exchange 2013.
1. Prepare Active Directory Schema for your install of Exchange 2013.
2. Install the Windows Features and then restart.

Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, Web-Mgmt-Console, WAS-Process-Model, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-Basic-Auth, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Digest-Auth, Web-Dir-Browsing, Web-Dyn-Compression, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Http-Redirect, Web-Http-Tracing, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console, Web-Metabase, Web-Mgmt-Console, Web-Mgmt-Service, Web-Net-Ext45, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Server, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Static-Content, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-WMI, Windows-Identity-Foundation

3. Install these software packages and Reboot:
a. Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 Runtime
b. Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack 64 bit
c. Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack SP2 64 bit

4. Proceed with the install of Exchange 2013.