Exchange 2010 Readiness Check Error: Unable to read data from Metabase

Problem:  Installing Exchange 2010 standard on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine and get the following error during the readiness check:

Unable to read data from the Metabase. Ensure that Microsoft Internet Information Services is installed.

Unable to to access Default Web Site on this computer

IIS is installed and the default web site is accessible.

Solution:  Open a Windows PowerShell session by using the run as administrator option and run the following commands.  Was able to move past the readiness check after this.

  • 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
  • Set-Services NetTcpPortSharing StartupType Automatic


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