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Installation Microsoft Exhange 2016 on Windows Server 2016

Today I was installing Microsoft Exchange 2016 on a new Windows Server 2016 purely for lab and education purposes.
After starting the setup wizard and the Readiness Checks the following error appeared:
Error: The Windows component Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra isn’t installed on this computer and needs to be installed before Exchange Setup can begin.

Installation Microsoft Exhange 2016 on Windows Server 2016 - Readiness Checks Fail

So I tried installing the required components with the following PowerShell command:
Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra, Server-Gui-Shell -Restart

Apparently “Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra” isn’t something you can install on Windows Server 2016…
Installation Microsoft Exhange 2016 on Windows Server 2016 - PowerShell Fault

So after some thinking I realized that the Exchange 2016 application was released much earlier than the Windows Server 2016 operating system…
After some searching I found the latest “Exchange 2016 CU6 release” on the Microsoft.com website.

It appears that every CU is released in the form of a new ISO which is also the installation media. After downloading and running the installation everything was fine.

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Generally Available

A couple of weeks ago Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 was made available for download.

Some great features have been introduced:

  • Microsoft 2016 server support (Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V 2016)
  • Microsoft 2016 services support (Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint and SQL Server)
  • Storage Snapshot support for Nimble Storage
  • Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure
  • Advanced ReFS Integration

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