[tweetmeme source=”stalehansen” only_single=false]If you are planning to install a new Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, you should probably consider installing the latest update before configuring any of the server roles.
The below guide is not written by me. I found it so useful that I want to repost it here on my blog for later reference. This guide is written by Elie Bou Issa and the original article can be found here: http://blog.elieb.info/2010/03/06/exchange-2010-with-ur2-installation-in-unattended-mode.aspx
In the below scenario, we are installing the Mailbox role, the Client Access role and the Hub Transport role along with Update Rollup 2 in unattended mode. The exchange installation root folder is called exch and the Update Rollup 2 is placed under C:\Exchange2010\Patches. To install the exchange prerequisites, run “Exchange-Typical.xml” from the Scripts folder found in the installation directory. You can also take a look at this post for installing the prerequisites manually: https://msunified.net/2009/10/30/exchange-2010-prerequisites-on-server-2008-r2/
After successfully installing the prerequisites, set the NetTcpPortSharing service startup type to automatic by running the below command
Now, it is time to run the setup in unattended mode.
To do that, run the following command from the exchange installation directory:
Setup.com /m:Install /r:M,C,H /OrganizationName:Name of the Organization /UpdatesDir: Updates path
If you wish to check the different options for unattended setup, you can refer to Install Exchange 2010 in Unattended Mode
After completing the installation, you can check the product version by clicking Help-> About from the Exchange Management Console as shown below: