Installing Exchange Server 2010 on Windows Server 2012 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am trying to install Exchange Server 2010 on Windows Server 2012 but it failed when it start the Organization Preparation step.

    Organization Preparation

    The following error was generated when "$error.Clear();install-ExchangeSchema -LdapFileName ($roleInstallPath + "Setup\Data\"+$RoleSchemaPrefix + "schema0.ldf")

    " was run: "The system cannot find the file specified".

    Note that all prerequisites have been installed as instructed in technet site: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354(v=exchg.141).aspx

    Any idea on how to solve this problem?



    Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:14 PM

All replies

  • Hi

    what version of Exchange 2010 tryed to install ? RTM or SP3 ?


    Monday, April 24, 2017 12:33 PM
  • Hello,

    To fix your issue, I want to confirm:
    1. Have you installed Exchange server in current environment before, include prepare AD and schema?
    2. Which account are you used to install Exchange? How about run it with domain administrator?
    3. Do you upgrade Windows server to latest update?
    4. Have you installed all prerequisites on this server, include Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT), all Windows features for Exchange, the Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack and also SP1, .Net FrameWork 3.5?

    Here's a blog about "How to Install Exchange Server 2010 SP3 on a Windows Server 2012", for your reference:
    Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Best Regards,

    Allen Wang

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    • Proposed as answer by Ed CrowleyMVP Sunday, May 7, 2017 11:30 PM
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 12:06 PM
  • Hi Terek

    Make sure ur account have sufficient permission

    Members of Organization management,schema admin,enterprise admin,domain admin

    Sunday, May 7, 2017 7:38 AM
  • Install Exchange Server 2010 SP3 to start, not the RTM version.  Download it from here:


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    Sunday, May 7, 2017 11:31 PM