Service pack 1 for Exchange Server 2013

The long awaited Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2013 was released today by the Exchange Team (KB2926248). This update raises Exchange 2013 version number to 15.0.847.32.

Functional enhancements introduced with this Service Pack:

· MAPI over HTTP also known as Alchemy.

· DLP notifications in OWA.

· Adding custom document types in DLP.

· Cmdlet logging in EAC.

· Support for Windows Server 2012 R2.

· Support for IP-less DAGs (Windows Server 2012 R2 feature).

· S/MIME support.

· RTF editor in OWA.

· Edge Transport role.

· Support for SSL offloading.

This Cumulative Update includes schema and AD changes, so make sure you run PrepareSchema / PrepareAD. After updating, the schema version will be 15283.

Note that Cumulative Updates can be installed directly, i.e. no need to install RTM prior to Cumulative Updates. Note that once installed, you can’t uninstall a Cumulative Update nor any of the installed Exchange server roles. The order of upgrading servers is irrelevant, unlike with previous generations of Exchange.

You can download Exchange 2013 Service Pack 1 here.

Rollup 13 for Exchang Server 2007 Service pack 3

Today the Exchange Team released Rollup 13 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2917522). This update raises Exchange 2007 version number to 8.3.348.2.

Notes:

· When running ForeFront Protection for Exchange, make sure you disable ForeFront before installing the rollup and re-enable it afterwards, otherwise the Information Store and Transport services may not start. You can disable ForeFront using fscutility /disable and enable it using the fscutility /enable command;

· Rollups are cumulative, i.e. they contain fixes released in earlier update Rollups for the same product level (RTM, SP). This means you don’t need to install previous Rollups during a fresh installation but can start with the latest Rollup package.

You can download Exchange 2007 SP3 Rollup 13 here.

Rollup update 5 for Exchange 2010 Service pack 3

Today the Exchange Team also released Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (KB2917508). This update raises Exchange 2010 version number to 14.3.181.6.

Notes:

· As of Service Pack 2 Rollup 4, its no longer required to disable/re-enable ForeFront Protection for Exchange using the fscutility to be able to install the Rollup properly. However, if you want to remain in control, you can disable ForeFront before installing the Rollup using fscutility /disable and re-enable it afterwards using fscutility /enable.

· Rollups are cumulative, i.e. they contain fixes released in earlier update Rollups for the same product level (RTM, SP). This means you don’t need to install previous Rollups during a fresh installation but can start with the latest Rollup package.

As with any Hotfix, Rollup or Service Pack, I’d recommend to thoroughly test this rollup in a test and acceptance environment first, prior to implementing it in production.

You can download Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 3 here.