How to prepare Active Directory for Microsoft Exchange

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  1. On your Active Directory Domain Controller, open a command line prompt.
  2. Change to the directory that contains the Exchange ISO. For example, if the Exchange ISO is on the D drive:
  1. Prepare the Schema
D:>Setup /PrepareSchema
  1. Accept the EULA
D:>Setup /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms
  1. Create the Organization Name (AcmeCo in this example). Once this completes, a folder names Microsoft Exchange Security Groups should be listed in Active Directory Users and Computers.
D:>Setup /PrepareAD /OrganizationName:AcmeCo /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms
  1. Prepare the domain.
D:>Setup /PrepareAllDomains /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

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