• Install Windows 2008 R2 SP1
  • Run Windows Update and download all available updates
  • Set the computer name & static IP information
  • Install all necessary pre-requisites, from powershell:
    Import-Module ServerManager
    Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,ADLDS -Restart
    • Navigate to the location of the Exchange 2010 SP1 install files and run:
      setup.com /mode:install /roles:EdgeTransport,ManagementTools

      You should get something like this:

      Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unattended Setup

Setup will continue momentarily, unless you press any key and cancel the installation. By continuing the installation process, you agree to the license terms of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. If you don’t accept these license terms, please cancel the installation. To review the license terms, please go to


Press any key to cancel setup……………. No key presses were detected. Setup will continue. Preparing Exchange Setup

Copying Setup Files                           COMPLETED

The following server role(s) will be installed Languages Management Tools Edge Transport Role

Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check

Configuring Prerequisites                                 COMPLETED
Language Pack Checks                                      COMPLETED
Edge Transport Role Checks                                COMPLETED

Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server

Preparing Setup                                           COMPLETED
Stopping Services                                         COMPLETED
Copying Exchange Files                                    COMPLETED
Language Files                                            COMPLETED
Restoring Services                                        COMPLETED
Languages                                                 COMPLETED
Exchange Management Tools                                 COMPLETED
Edge Transport Role                                       COMPLETED
Finalizing Setup                                          COMPLETED

The Microsoft Exchange Server setup operation completed successfully. Setup has made changes to operating system settings that require a reboot to take effect. Please reboot this server prior to placing it into production. </pre>

  * Restart the server: 
    <pre>shutdown /r /t 0</pre></ul> 

I&#8217;ll detail setting up the Edge subscription in another post.