Exchange Server 2013 RTM CU 1 Released!

Great news today, Microsoft has released Exchange Server 2013 RTM Cumulative Update 1 and you can find it here. But before you install the CU there is a number of things you need to be aware of. Here is a short list of some of the points to consider:

  • This is a full build, that means that when installing a new server you do not need the RTM media. You can simply install using only the CU.
  • Active Directory Preparation need to be done, this includes /PrepareSchema, /PrepareAD and /PrepareDomain.
  • To upgrade from Exchange 2013 RTM run setup.exe /m:upgrade.
    Read the full release notes here (will be made available 2013-04-03).

    Exchange 2013 RTM CU1 preliminary release date is April 2nd.

    According to a post from the Exchange, the release date for Exchange 2013 RTM CU1 is currently planned for April 2nd. Great news even though it is a bit delayed. I am very much looking forward to this and I know that many of you are as well.

    I will post as soon as there are any updates on this, here is the original post:
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2013/03/25/exchange-2013-rtm-cu1-status.aspx