Exchange 2010 installation (and prerequisites)

There is a good article at the Microsoft web: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354(EXCHG.140).aspx

* Install Windows Server 2008 R2 and join the machine to your domain (with all the configuration that comes with it ).

 

* Install Windows Server 2008 R2 Prerequisites For Exchange 2010:
( Check the link above for your preferred configuration, below is for a machine that will host the MBX role )

 

* Set the TCP .net sharing service startup to automatic :

 

* Install Microsoft Office Filterpack (for HUB and MBX Servers)
The filters allow the Microsoft Search(Exchange) to index the content of items in common Office formats.
Office 2007 filter pack: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20109
Office 2010 filter pack SP2: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39668

 

* Register the filterpacks
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee732397.aspx

 

* Install Latest Exchange 2010 Servicepack and Update Rollup
Servicepack 3: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36768
Servicepack 3 Update rollup 5: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42001