Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 1

Today the long-awaited Cumulative Update 1 for Exchange Server 2013 was released by the Exchange Team (KB2816900). This update raises Exchange 2013 version number to 15.0.620.29.

This is the Exchange 2013 product level required for co-existence with previous versions of Exchange, being Exchange Server 2010 SP3 or Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Rollup 10.

The Exchange Team provided a description of the major changes in CU1. You will find the announcement here; Here are some of the major changes in CU1:

  • Includes Address Book Policy Routing Agent (info);
  • Allows group memberships to be managed by groups (again, as it was possible in Exchange 2007 but not in Exchange 2010);
  • Access to Public Folders you have added as favorites via your favorites menu either in Outlook or Outlook Web App (still no regular Public Folder tree access though);
  • EAC has been enhanced and now includes Unified Messaging management and migration options;
  • Many probes, monitors, and responders have been updated and improved over the RTM release;
  • Get-HealthReport cmdlet has been streamlined and its performance has been optimized;
  • Supports the Exchange Server 2013 Management Pack for SCOM 2007 R2 and SCOM 2012 (due at a later date);
  • High Availability changes

Note that CU1 includes a schema change. Like Service Packs for earlier versions of Exchange, the Cumulative Update is indeed cumulative (hence the size of 1.3 GB) and you can install it directly, i.e. no need to install RTM first. Also, once installed you can’t uninstall CU1 or any of the installed roles. The order of upgrading servers doesn’t matter, unlike with earlier Exchange versions.

Important:

Beware Full OAB Downloads After Installing 1st Exchange 2013 Server in Existing 07/10 Environment

You can download Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 1 here.

Publish Exchange 2013 With Forefront Threat Management Gateway

 

TMG doest not support jet Exchange 2013. But with minor changes you get it working Smile

Change in the OWA Rule

In Exchange 2013 changed the published server logoff URL to /owa/logoff.owa

image

You need create a Extra Rule Exchange 2013 APPS Rule

image
You need the ExchangeGuid

Powershell:

Get-Mailbox -Arbitration | where {$_.PersistedCapabilities -like “OrganizationCapabilityClientExtensions”} | fl exchangeGUID, primarysmtpaddress
ExchangeGuid : 3eccca51-d996-49df-b6e0-302d644fdcaa

image

image

image

 

Totally:
image

Exchange 2013 CU1 delayed, Planned for April the 2nd

The last piece required to support coexistence and start migrating from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013, just got delayed some days…

“We found an issue with Exchange 2010 coexistence. The issue actually had an easy workaround, but we made a decision; instead of burdening you with a configuration change on all of your Exchange 2010 Client Access servers, we decided to take a code change in Exchange 2013 and solve the problem so that you will not have to make any additional configuration changes. Given that the goal of CU1 is to enable coexistence with legacy versions of Exchange, we felt this was the right decision; after all, we want to ensure that your upgrade to Exchange 2013 and your coexistence period goes as smooth as possible.”

“The release date for Exchange 2013 RTM CU1 is currently planned for April 2nd”

Create Internal Wildcard Certificate

I created I internal wildcart Certificate. This i ideal when you want do some testing and you not any certificate from a Third-Party.

You must have a internal CA Winking smile

Open IIS

Go to Server Certificates

Choise Create Domain Certificate

image

image

image

Now you can export this Certificate Smile.

Very handy when you want to test Exchange 2013 & TMG or any other product.

Exchange 2013 ECP Redirects to old Exchange 2010 OWA

I recently setup an Exchange 2013 Server in an Exchange 2010 Environment.

All worked fine, but logging in to https://ex2013.wardvissers.nl/ecp redirected me to the old Exchange 2010 Interface.

image

image

 

Solution 1:

If you have this problem, you can add the Exchange Version to the URL using “?ExchClientVer=15″.

So https://ex2013.wardvissers.nl/ecp?ExchClientVer=15 will redirect you to the correct Management Interface.

image

Note: If the Mailbox of the Administrator account resides on the new Exchange 2013 Server this will be obsolete.

Solution 2:

Or you add an extra / add the end https://ex2013.wardvissers.nl/ecp/

Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant

ExchangeTeam the announce the availability of the Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant at http://technet.microsoft.com/exdeploy2013. The Exchange Deployment Assistant is a web-based tool that helps you deploy Exchange 2013 in your on-premises organization, configure a hybrid deployment between your on-premises organization and Office 365, or migrate to Office 365. It asks you a small set of simple questions and then, based on your answers, creates a customized checklist with instructions to deploy or configure Exchange 2013. Instead of trying to find what you need in the Exchange library, the Deployment Assistant gives you exactly the right information you need to complete your task.

The first scenarios available show you how to deploy Exchange 2013 in an organization with no previous installations of Exchange and show you how to configure a hybrid deployment between your on-premises Exchange 2013 organization and Office 365. We’re working hard on additional scenarios, such as upgrading from Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010. These additional scenarios will be added in the coming months.

The Deployment Assistant for Exchange 2013 is supported on most major browsers and has a completely redesigned interface that’s no longer dependent on Silverlight technology. Here’s a screenshot from the Deployment Assistant after the initial set of questions were answered and the customized checklist was generated.

image

The RTM versions of Exchange 2013, Lync 2013 and Office 2013 are now available on MSDN and Technet

Exchange 2013, Lync 2013 and Office 2013 RTM is now available for download on MSDN/Technet!!! Whoot!!!!!! Open-mouthed smile Open-mouthed smile Open-mouthed smile

MSDN Links:
Lync Server 2013 (x64) – DVD (English)
Exchange Server 2013 (x64) – DVD (Multilanguage)
Office Web Apps 2013 (x64) – DVD (English)
Office Professional Plus 2013 (x64) – DVD (English)
Office Professional Plus 2013 (x86) – DVD (English)
SharePoint Server 2013 (x64) – DVD (English)
Visio Professional 2013 (x64) – (English)
Visio Professional 2013 (x86) – (English)
Project Professional 2013 (x64) – (English)
Project Professional 2013 (x86) – (English)

Exchange 2013 RTM Help File

Exchange

 

For those interested, e.g. you’re planning for or about to implement Exchange 2013 or just want to look up something: the Exchange 2013 RTM help file has been made available for download . Note that the help file is still incomplete, so I expect it gets updated in the upcoming period.

It comes in a Hybrid as well as an On Premise version; you can get them here

Announcing Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3

The Exchange Team is pleased to announce that in the first half of calendar year 2013 we will be releasing Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (SP3) to our customers. With SP3, the following new features and capabilities will be included:

Coexistence with Exchange 2013: Customers that want to introduce Exchange Server 2013 into their existing Exchange 2010 infrastructure will need the coexistence changes shipping in SP3.

Support for Windows Server 2012: With Service Pack 3, you will have the ability to install and deploy Exchange Server 2010 on machines running Windows Server 2012.

Customer Requested Fixes: All fixes contained within update rollups released prior to Service Pack 3 will also be contained within SP3. Details of our regular Exchange 2010 release rhythm can be found in Exchange 2010 Servicing.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview

Exchange 2013:
Download Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview Help

Important topics:

  • Exchange 2013 Server Roles
  • Exchange 2013 System Requirements
  • Exchange 2013 Prerequisites
  • Prepare Active Directory and Domains
  • Install Exchange 2013 Using the Setup Wizard
  • Install Exchange 2013 in Unattended Mode
  • Exchange 2013 Post-Installation Tasks
  • Have fun Glimlach