Exchange Server Patching

Exchange Server Patching

As we’ve mentioned before, you must patch Exchange 2007 to the very latest Service Pack and Update Rollup before you attempt to do anything with Exchange 2013.

Download and install these patches from here:









    Preparing server for ex2013

    Server prerequisites

    Install the following

    Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 prerequisites

    Mailbox client access server Roles

    Open PowerShell

    Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, RSAT-Clustering-Mgmt, RSAT-Clustering-PowerShell, Web-Mgmt-Console, WAS-Process-Model, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-Basic-Auth, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Digest-Auth, Web-Dir-Browsing, Web-Dyn-Compression, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Http-Redirect, Web-Http-Tracing, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console, Web-Metabase, Web-Mgmt-Console, Web-Mgmt-Service, Web-Net-Ext45, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Server, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Static-Content, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-WMI, Windows-Identity-Foundation


    Then restart

    After installing feature

    Install the following

    Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 Runtime


    Edge transport Role

    Install-WindowsFeature ADLDS



    Preparing the domain

    Permissions required:

    Your login id must have following group membership:

             Domain Admins

             Schema Admins

             Enterprise Admins

            Organization management if any (2010/2007) exchange org exist.


    Open power shell run the following command

    Install-windowsfeature RSAT-ADDS

    First extract the installation files

    Choose directory to extract



    Prepare the schema

    Then open command Prompt

    Go to the location of the installation file

    setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms


    setup.exe /PrepareAD /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /OrganizationName:PGesco



    setup.exe /PrepareDomain /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms


    Check the following before installation

    The replication

    Go to cmd and run the command “repadmin /replsum” and check for error

    If replication is fine we can continue


    Installing EX2013Sp1

    Run the setup.exe and you will see the below screen



    Choose the Roles and un check the automatic roles and feature

    Malware protection

    Readiness check


    Installation starts




    Moving mailboxes from 2007 to 2013

    First create database





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