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).

    Multiple updates released including SP3 for Exchange 2010

    Service Pack 3 for Exchange 2010

    Microsoft has released a number of updates. The big news here is the release of Service Pack 3 for Exchange 2010 with the two following major features:

    Coexistence with Exchange 2013
    Support for Windows Server 2012

    Great new for all of you wanting to implement Exchange 2013 in your existing environments. But coexistence also requires an update of Exchange 2013.  CU1 for Exchange 2013 is scheduled for release in Q1 so it should be released soon. That said, installing Exchange 2013 in a existing Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 environment WILL work all tough it is not supported. But it enables you to start running tests in your lab and prepare for the release of CU1.

    More information on SP3 for Exchange 2010 can be found here.
    If you want to go straight to the download you can find it here.

    More updates…

    But wait, there is more… Microsoft has also released Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 and Update Rollup 10 for Exchange 2007 SP3. Both are considered security releases so they will be available on Windows Update.

    More information on these can be found here.
    Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 can be found here.
    Update Rollup 10 for Exchange 2007 SP3 can be found here.

    Multiple Update Rollups released

    Microsoft has release a number of rollups for Exchange Server 2007 and 2010. If you want to go directly to the downloads use the following links:

    Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010

    Exchange CXP team has released Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 RTM (KB 982639) to the download center.

    More information can be found here: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2010/06/17/455191.aspx and here:http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=982639

    Multiple Updates for Exchange Server

    Microsoft has released a number of different updates for Exchange Server 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010.

    This is as part of a important Microsoft Security Bulletin that addresses issues in Exchange and the SMTP service that could allow denial of service.

    Security Update for Exchange 2000 Server
    This update needs to be requested. Description: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=976703

    Security Update for Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    This update needs to be requested. Description: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=976702

    Update Rollup 10 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
    Description: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=981407
    Download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6a894b4e-12b6-4a91-9555-d813956b6aac&displaylang=en

    Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 Description: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=981383
    Download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b8f7f872-16d5-49d6-9867-adc01351c06f&displaylang=en

    Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010
    Description: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=981401
    Download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7dcf2390-dff7-4e3a-acca-03f4d43fb79a&displaylang=en

    Happy Updating!

    Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

    As usual you can find more information on the subject on Microsoft Support: http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=979784

    If you want to go straight to the download you can find it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c781326a-7b81-444d-9836-760fa1e3a28a&displaylang=en

    Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 RTM (KB 979611)

    Microsoft has released Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 RTM and it is available for download here: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2010/03/05/454155.aspx

    A complete list can be found here: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=979611 and here are some of the improvements:

  • KB 977633 This fixes IMAP4 clients ability to log on to their mailboxes if the mailboxes are located on Exchange 2003 backend servers and if the clients are connecting via Exchange 2010 CAS servers.
  • KB 979480 IMAPid was not working correctly after moving a lot of users from one Exchange 2010 server to another*. IMAP4 users complained about the inbox not being updated any more. Old messages were still visible, but messages which were received after the mailbox move were not visible. The problem affected different IMAP Clients. The problem did not affect MAPI clients and OWA. Now it is fixed up. *(Specifically this occurred in the situation with same DAG, now local storage instead of iSCSI storage, all servers are Exchange 2010 with Update Rollup 1 installed on Windows Server 2008 R2).
  • KB 979431 When user migrated from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2010, and that user connected via POP3, the POP3 service crashed. This was fixed up so it will not crash.
  • KB 979563 Push Notifications didn’t work because Exchange Server 2010 was not sending SOAPAction header in the notify callback. This caused Exchange to receive a HTTP 500 response from the notification client and the webservice failed. Push notifications should now properly send that SOAP header.
  • KB 980261 We fixed passive page patching when diagnostic tracing code was needed for forensic analysis that was generating a -1022 error case.
  • KB 980262 Source side log copier errors are more gracefully handled when the log has a bad block and the read fails.
  • KB 979566 Activesync proxy was failing for linked mailboxes in a CAS to CAS proxy scenario where the users token is serialized and sent in the request. When attempting to create the client security context from the SID, a AuthZException was thrown because we did not have access to the token information of the linked account, so now for this it no longer throws exceptions.