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Prerequisites prior to installing Exchange 2016 Ensure all patching is completed and the CU level has met the requirements (See Requirements for Exchange 2016 if unsure) If you have the media extracted to a location,  lunch Command prompt with Admin rights, and run the following from the Exchange Setup folder location. Setup /PrepareAD /IacceptExchangeServerLicenseterms – […]

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As our base OS is Windows Server 2016, we will need to install ADK For Windows 10. You can Install the ADK Setup via command line using Powershell as per below: .\adksetup.exe /features OptionId.DeploymentTools OptionId.WindowsPreinstallationEnvironment OptionId.UserStateMigrationTool OptionId.ImagingAndConfigurationDesigner /q You can remove /q switch to install using GUI but have feature selection done for you. Alternatively […]

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Exchange 2016 Requirements for Installation

Looking to move away from Exchange 2010/2013 to 2016 here is what required to get started. Requirements: Operating System for Exchange 2016: Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter* Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter. Caution: When installing Exchange 2016, ensure the DVD Drive is on E:\ and not […]

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List all Local Accounts on a Server Copy the following Below into text pad and save as a .ps1, run script accordingly. Update network path if required. Echo “Input computer name: ” $Computer = Read-Host $Credential = Get-Credential Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_UserAccount -Filter  “LocalAccount=’True’” | Select PSComputername, Name, Status, Disabled, AccountType, Lockout, PasswordRequired, PasswordChangeable, SID | […]

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For SCCM 2016 – Accounts creation list. SCCM Service Accounts svc_SCCM_SQLService  SQL Server service account Account used for SQL Server service account on SQL Server svc_SCCM_NetworkAccess SCCM Network Access Account Account used for Network Access Account. SCCM Domain Users Accounts svc_SCCM_ClientPush Domain user account for use SCCM client push install Account use for Installing SCCM client […]

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This post is part of my SCCM 2016 Installation guide, I will be updating with different segments, over time. Log in to SCCM Server with account that is member of Schema Admins Security group. Mount the SCCM installation media to the CD ROM. Open Powershell with Elevated privileges 4. From SCCM  CD to the disk, then run […]

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Step-By-Step Guide on how to rename your active directory domain name – Windows Server 2016

I have always been curious to see how hard it was to rename an active directory domain name, but never really had a reason to do it. Generally you move to clean domain, as it has issues with Exchange Servers 2007+. Finally a time has occurred when I can do this in my environment as […]

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Inserting and registering product key for Microsoft Exchange 2013/2016 using PowerShell

In the past, I have had issues where Exchange 2013/2016 will not take the license key in the Exchange Control Panel. Luckily it’s easy to do it with Exchange powershell, do the following: Run Exchange Powershell as Administrator, Run the following command, replace ServerName with your server and your insert your key. Set-ExchangeServer ServerName -ProductKey Key […]

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