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Deploying Exchange Databases



To create a Mailbox database you need to be a member of the Organization Management, Server Management or Storage Management groups.

Mount/dismount/Move/Remove Database

To Mount/dismount in the GUI

Organization Configuration > Database Management Tab > Right click on the database > Mount/Dismount


To Mount/dismount with powershell:

Mount-Database –Identity MyMailboxDatabase

Dismount-Database –Identity MyMailboxDatabase


To remove in the GUI is simple -

Organization Configuration > Database Management Tab > Right click on the database > Remove


To remove with powershell:

Remove-MailboxDatabase –Identity MyMailboxDatabase

Upgrading Exchange 2010 to SP2 or SP3

There is no need to install SP2 before SP3. You can go right up to SP3 from a bare install of Exchange 2010.
Here is the process to follow:

Download latest service pack: Download Here

Ensure that Windows Update on the server has applied all important updates. You can speed this up in the lab environment by installing Windows Server 2008 SP1. The installtion of Exchange 2010 will fail without required updates from Microsoft.
  1. Full Back up of the Exchange Server
  2. Install IIS WMI Compatibility component
  3. Install on one exchange server at a time.
  4. Run the install file

Installing Exchange 2010

Good online install guide:




User installing Exchange must be member of 


Enterprise Admins

Domain Admins

Schema Admins

Local Admin on the Exchange Server




Install .NET 3.5 on DC.


Server must be in domain.

On the DC that holds the Schema Master role, insert the Exchange ISO and run setup from CLI:


Setup /PrepareSchema


Setup /PrepareAD /OrganizationName:Lab


Setup /PrepareDomain  -  OR setup /PrepareAllDomains


(This can be done from any domain member machine, but it's best practice to do this locally on the DC)




On the Exchange server to be:


Install the Filter Pack


Download Filter Pack

Install a filter pack on any server that will be a hub transport or mailbox server.


PowerShell Command:


import server manager module:


Import-Module ServerManager

Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,RSAT-Web-Server,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Dyn-Compression,NET-HTTP-Activation,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy -Restart





Restart the Exchange server and run Power Shell command:


Import-Module ServerManager

Set-Service -Name NetTcpPortSharing -StartupType Automatic




Install Exchange from the CD