As the title suggests I am trying to install Exchange 2016 on Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition. In unattended mode, to be specific.

The installation fails with the same error as in Exchange Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4, namely that the component Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra is missing, even though 1) it doesn't exist and 2) I have a GUI installed on the server (not Core).

It seems that the issue with TP4 and TP5 still persists in the final release.

Has anyone else had any success with this combination? Am I missing something?


As per the official documentation, Exchange Server 2016 is supported on Windows Server 2016, but only when using CU3 or later.

You are probably trying to install an earlier Exchange release, which doesn't support WS2016; you can check and download the latest version here.

Exchange CUs are full installers, thus you don't need to install the RTM version and then apply an update; you can (and should) perform your Exchange installation using the latest available CU (currently CU3, which also adds support for Windows Server 2016).

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