A summary of Exchange 2013 RTM Cumulative Update 1

A few hours ago, Microsoft (finally) released Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) for Exchange 2013 RTM. Many of us have been waiting for this update as it was the last prerequisite standing in the way of upgrading to Exchange 2013 when you already had Exchange running prior.

I’m pretty sure that over the course of the next few weeks, we will be seeing lots of interesting new information coming out. For now, we’ll have to settle with Microsoft’s promise to publish the release notes + updated documentation anytime soon. As Bharat Suneja already mentioned, it’s scheduled to be release on the 3rd of April:

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Where to get it?

First things, first. The newer bits are available from the following link:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38176

Yes, you’re not dreaming. It’s 1.3GB. How is that possible? Simple. Cumulative Updates are quite different from Update Rollups. They are entire new builds of the product that don’t require a prior version to be installed. Hence the size. For more information on this new “update strategy”, have a look here.

What’s new?

The CU is “huge”. And I don’t mean that literally (although it’s literally huge as well). Next to a lot of fixes (that should’ve made it in RTM to be honest), will definitely make your life running Exchange 2013 a lot easier.

Next to that, there are some things that have changed and have been added. To name a few:

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Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 has been released!

Microsoft just released the long-anticipated release of Service Pack 3 for Exchange 2010. Many of you have been waiting impatiently for this Service Pack as it brings you one step closer to deploying Exchange 2013!

Yes, you read it well: one step closer. As a matter of fact. Exchange 2010 SP3 will allow you to coexist with Exchange 2013 Cummulative Update 1. Given that CU1 isn’t available just yet, you’ll have to be a little more patient… If you want more information, have a look at this article for the Exchange Product Group > http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2013/02/12/released-exchange-server-2010-sp3.aspx

You can download the Service Pack from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36768

A word of caution!

It seems that Service Pack 3 will also update the database schema of your databases. Once a database schema has been updated to SP3 you can no longer mount them on a pre-SP3 Mailbox Server. This means that you have to be particularly careful when updating Mailbox server that are part of a Database Availability Group!

Make sure to review the release notes before upgrading in your production environment:

If you’re looking for more information on what’s new in Service Pack 3, have a look here:

Have fun!

Michael

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New Exchange 2007/2010 Rollup Updates released!

Today, Microsoft released the following updates for Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010:

  • Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 Update Rollup 6 (KB2746164)
  • Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 10 (KB2788321)

Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 Update Rollup 6

This updates contains many, many fixes amongst some quite important ones! However it’s still not the Exchange 2013 coexistency-update you have all been waiting for! Rumors are, however, that Service Pack 3 is waiting just around the corner…

I’ve highlighted some of my personal favorite fixes in this release by going through the list. I will dive deeper into it when I had the chance to review them more thoroughly.

Fixes/updates included in the Update Rollup are:

  • 2489941 The "legacyExchangeDN" value is shown in the "From" field instead of the "Simple Display Name" in an email message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2717453 You cannot move or delete a folder by using Outlook in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2733608 Corrupted Japanese DBCS characters when you send a meeting request or post a reply to a posted item in a public folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2734635 Folder-associated information (FAI) items are deleted when you run the New-InboxRule cmdlet or change Inbox rules in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2737046 AutoPreview feature does not work when you use Outlook in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2741117 High CPU utilization by Microsoft Exchange Replication service on Client Access servers in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2746030 Incorrect ExternalURL value for EWS is returned by an Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server

  • 2750188 Exchange Service Host service crashes when you start the service on an Exchange 2010 server

  • 2751417 Synchronization fails if you sync an external device to a mailbox through EAS in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2751581 OAB generation fails with event IDs 9126, 9330, and either 9338 or 9339 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2760999 "The signup domain ‘org’ derived from ‘<TenantDomainName>.org’ is not a valid domain" error message when you use the Hybrid Configuration wizard in an Exchange Server

  • 2776259 Msftefd.exe process crashes if an email attachment has an unexpected file name extension or no file name extension in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2779387 Duplicated email messages are displayed in the Sent Items folder in a EWS-based application that accesses an Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox server

  • 2783586 Name order of a contact is displayed incorrectly after you edit the contact in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2783631 User-Agent field is empty when you run the Get-ActiveSyncDeviceStatistics cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 SP2 environment

  • 2783633 You cannot move or delete an email message that is larger than the maximum receive or send size in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2783649 Private appointment is visible to a delegate in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2783771 Mailbox on a mobile device is not updated when EAS is configured in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2783772 Edgetransport.exe process crashes after a journal recipient receives an NDR message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2783776 You cannot perform a cross-premises search in a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 hybrid environment

  • 2783782 Error message when you use Scanpst.exe on a .pst file in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2784081 Store.exe process crashes if you add certain registry keys to an Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox server

  • 2784083 Week numbers in the Outlook Web App and Outlook calendars are mismatched in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2784093 SCOM alerts and event ID 4 in an Exchange Server 2010 SP2 organization that has Update Rollup 1 or later

  • 2784566 Exchange RPC Client Access service crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox server

  • 2787023 Exchange Mailbox Assistants service crashes when you try to change a recurring calendar item or publish free/busy data in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2793274 A new option is available that disables the PermanentlyDelete retention action in an Exchange Server 2010 organization

  • 2793278 You cannot use the search function to search for mailbox items in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2793279 Exchange Server 2010 does not restart when the Microsoft Exchange Replication service freezes

  • 2793488 Internet Explorer freezes when you connect to the OWA several times in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

  • 2810616 Email message delivery is delayed on a Blackberry mobile device after you install Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2

  • Have a look at the following page for the official announcement:

  • http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2746164

Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 10

Compared to Update Rollup 6 for Exchange 2010 SP2, this update turns pale… There seems to be only a single (public) fix. Of course, one could argue that that might be a good thing of course!

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Exchange 2010 SP2 Update-Rollup 4 released

Earlier today, Microsoft released Update Rollup 4 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2.

The update includes a new feature as well as an important update that I would like to call out:

  • Calendar & Task (items) now support Retention Tags. Before this was not the case, as tags could only be applied to mail items/folders. Although tags for Calendar/Task (items) can only be configured by an Administrator (PowerShell), they will at least prove useful for companies that (heavily) rely on the use of Retention Policies to keep their mailboxes clean. If you are already using Retention Policies or are looking to implement them, there are some caveats to look out for when installing UR4. These items have been well described by Ross Smith IV in his article. I suggest you take a look at them.
  • a fix for a vulnerability in WebReady Document viewing that was recently reported. When the vulnerability was first reported, you were advised to temporarily disable this feature using the following command:

    Get-OwaVirtualdirectory | ?{$_.OwaVersion –eq ‘Exchange2007’ –or $_.OwaVersion –eq ‘Exchange2010’} | Set-OwaVirtualdirectory –WebReadyDocumentViewingOnPublicComputersEnabled:$False –WebReadyDocumentViewingOnPrivateComputersEnabled:$False

    After installing UR, you can safely re-enable the feature by using the following command:

    Get-OwaVirtualdirectory | ?{$_.OwaVersion –eq ‘Exchange2007’ –or $_.OwaVersion –eq ‘Exchange2010’} | Set-OwaVirtualdirectory –WebReadyDocumentViewingOnPublicComputersEnabled:$True –WebReadyDocumentViewingOnPrivateComputersEnabled:$True

 

Other updates/fixes that are included are:

  • 2536846  Email messages sent to a mail-enabled public folder may be queued in a delivery queue on the Hub Transport server in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2632409  Sent item is copied to the Sent Items folder of the wrong mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment when a user is granted the Send As permission
  • 2637915 “550 5.7.1” NDR when an email message is sent between tenant organizations in a multi-tenant Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2677727  MRM cannot process retention policies on a cloud-based archive mailbox if the primary mailbox is in an on-premises Exchange Server 2010 organization
  • 2685001  Retention policies do not work for the Calendar and Tasks folders in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  • 2686540  Journal report is not delivered to a journaling mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2689025  Performance issues when you use the light version of Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2698571  Some email messages are not delivered when you set the MessageRateLimit parameter in a throttling policy in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2698899  Add-ADPermission cmdlet together with a DomainController parameter fails in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2700172  Recipient’s email address is resolved incorrectly to a contact’s email address in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2701162  User A that is granted the Full Access permission to User B’s mailbox cannot see detailed free/busy information for User B in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2701624  ItemSubject field is empty when you run the Search-MailboxAuditLog cmdlet together with the ShowDetails parameter in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2702963  The “Open Message In Conflict” button is not available in the conflict notification message in Exchange Server 2010
  • 2707242  The Exchange Information Store service stops responding on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  • 2709014  EdgeTransport.exe process crashes intermittently on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  • 2709935  EdgeTransport.exe process repeatedly crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  • 2713339  Multi-Mailbox Search feature returns incorrect results when you perform a complex discovery search in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2713371  Throttling policy throttles all EWS applications in Exchange Server 2010
  • 2719894  The Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access service consumes 100 percent of CPU resources and stops responding on an Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server
  • 2723383  Incorrect time zone in a notification when the Resource Booking Attendant declines a meeting request from a user in a different time zone in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2724188  A subject that contains colons is truncated in a mixed Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2726897  Event 14035 or Event 1006 is logged when Admin sessions are exhausted in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

Please have a look at KB2706690 and MS12-058 for more information regarding the update.

The update can be downloaded from the following webpage:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30478

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