Exchange 2010: installation error

I experienced few errors while installing exchange 2010 on test bed. I reckon, I should share the resolution with you guys testing exchange 2010…

hub transport role fails to install

The execution of: “$error.Clear(); if($RoleStartTransportService) { start-SetupService -ServiceName MSExchangeTransport }”, generated the following error: “Service ‘MSExchangeTransport’ failed to reach  status ‘Running’ on this server.”

Cause: TCP/IP6 disabled or unchecked on TCP/IP properties of windows 2008 server.

Resolution: If you are not using tcp/ip6 then disable TCP/IP6 permanently to resolve the issue. To completely disable IPv6 on a Windows Server 2008, follow these steps:

  1. Start menu>run>regedit.exe>ok
  2. HKLM>system>CurrentControlSet>Services>tcpip6>parameters
  3. Right Click on Parameters>New>DWORD (64-bit) value
  4. Type DisabledComponents, and then press ENTER.
  5. Double-click DisabledComponents and then type 0xffffffff in Hexadecimal or 4294967295 in Decimal
  6. Reboot server

2007 Office System Converter: Microsoft Filter Pack

I have been given warning for 2007 Office System Converter pack not installed while prerequisite check before installation start.

Resolution: Download Office System Converter and install before proceed further.

Desktop Experience Features

I installed exchange 2010 on Windows 2008 R2. I have been given another warning for Desktop Experience feature not installed in server.

resolution: install desktop experience

Start menu>Administrative tools>Server Manager>Features>Add Features>follow installation screen


About Raihan Al-Beruni

My Name is Raihan Al-Beruni. I am working as an Infrastructure Architect in Data Center Technologies in Perth, Western Australia. I have been working on Microsoft technologies for more than 15 years. Other than Microsoft technologies I also work on Citrix validated solution and VMware data center virtualization technologies. I have a Masters degree in E-Commerce. I am certified in Microsoft, VMware, ITIL and EMC. My core focus is on cloud technologies. In my blog I share my knowledge and experience to enrich information technology community as a whole. I hope my contribution through this blog will help someone who wants more information on data center technologies.
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