Released Exchange Server 2013 RTM Cumulative Update 2

Changes in Exchange 2013 RTM CU2


In addition to bug fixes, Exchange 2013 RTM CU2 introduces enhancements in the following areas.

  • Per-server database support
  • OWA Redirection
  • High Availability
  • Managed Availability
  • Cmdlet Help
  • OWA Search Improvements
  • Malware Filter Rules
Active Directory Preparation

Prior to upgrading or deploying the new build onto a server, you will need to update Active Directory. For those of you with a diverse Active Directory permissions model you will want to perform the following steps:

  1. Exchange 2013 RTM CU2 includes schema changes. Therefore, you will need to execute setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms.
  2. Exchange 2013 RTM CU2 includes enterprise Active Directory changes (e.g., RBAC roles have been updated to support new cmdlets and/or properties). Therefore, you will need to execute setup.exe /PrepareAD /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms.

If you already deployed Exchange 2013 RTM code and want to upgrade to CU2, you will run setup.exe /m:upgrade /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTermsfrom a command line after completing the Active Directory preparatory steps or run through the GUI installer. Deploying future cumulative updates will operate in the same manner.


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