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Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 16 installation tips

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 Installtion tips

Microsoft released the Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 16 on 13 December 2016.

I installed Update Rollup 16 on my test SBS 2011 server this evening and it took about 10 minutes from start to finish, so I wouldn’t expect it to take much longer than this in production.

Please test before installing into your production environment. Maybe even wait a few days or a week or two from the release date to make sure the QA is up to scratch on it.

For migrations to Exchange 2016, Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 is the minimum version that will be supported in a coexistance environment.

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Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 14 installation tips

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 Installtion tips

Edit: Update Rollup 16 is now available for Exchange 2010 SP3 see the post Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 16 installation tips.

Having been away over the summer I’m playing catchup with a few blog posts, so this one is a little late in coming! Over the summer (15th June 2016) Microsoft released the Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 14.

I installed Update Rollup 14 on my test SBS 2011 server this evening and it took about 22 minutes from start to finish, so I wouldn’t expect it to take much longer than this in production.

Please test before installing into your production environment. Maybe even wait a few days or a week or two from the release date to make sure the QA is up to scratch on it.

For migrations to Exchange 2016, Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 is the minimum version that will be supported in a coexistance environment.

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Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 13 released and installation tips

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 Installtion tipsEdit: Update Rollup 16 is now available for Exchange 2010 SP3 see the post Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 16 installation tips.

It been a busy couple of months with two Exchange migrations, one from SBS 2008 to Exchange 2013 and another from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016 so this post is a little late coming!

On 14th March Microsoft released the Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 13.

I installed Update Rollup 13 on my test SBS 2011 server this evening and it took just 9 minutes from start to finish, so I wouldn’t expect it to take much longer than this in production.

The new update was released today so please test before installing into your production environment. Maybe even wait a few days or a week or two to make sure the QA is up to scratch on it.

For migrations to Exchange 2016, Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 is the minimum version that will be supported in a coexistance environment.

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Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update installation tips and best practices

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Edit: The latest update is now Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 15. See here for a list of all updates and KB articles.

I’ve got a few Exchange 2013 installations in production now so I thought it was about time I wrote a post on best practices when installing Exchange 2013 Cumulative Updates and Service Packs.

Each Cumulative update is a version of Exchange in it own right. Therefore if you are installing a new deployment of Exchange you can install straight from latest Cumulative Update, which at the time of writing is CU11 (released December 2015). KB3099522 contains a list of fixes and enhancement for CU11. Check here to see what the current latest version is.

This also means that once installed you cannot uninstall a Cumulative Update, if you do you uninstall Exchange.

The update is approximately 1.6GB in size and can be downloaded from here.

In my test lab with a single Exchange server and single Domain Controller the update took an 60 minutes to install.

The official Exchange Team blog post can be found here.

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Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 12 released and installation tips

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 Installtion tips

Edit: Update Rollup 16 is now available for Exchange 2010 SP3 see the post Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 16 installation tips.

On 15th December Microsoft released the Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 12.

I installed Update Rollup 12 on my test SBS 2011 server this evening and it took 28 minutes from start to finish, so I wouldn’t expect it to take much longer than this in production.

The new update was released today so please test before installing into your production environment. Maybe even wait a few days or a week or two to make sure the QA is up to scratch on it.

For migrations to Exchange 2016, Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 is the minimum version that will be supported in a coexistance environment.

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Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 released and installation tips

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 Installtion tipsEdit: Update Rollup 16 is now available for Exchange 2010 SP3 see the post Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 16 installation tips.

On 15th September Microsoft released the Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11.

I’ve installed this on my test SBS 2011 server, it took just 7 minutes 45 seconds from start to finish, by far the quickest update yet and my test server isn’t very powerful, so I wouldn’t expect it to take much longer than this in production.

The new update has been available for a few weeks now, and I have not seen any issues reported with it so I suspect it is safe to deploy in your production environment.

If you are doing a migration to Exchange 2016, then Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 is the minimum version that will be supported in a coexistance environment.

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Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 10 released and installation tips

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 1 Installtion tips

Edit: Update Rollup 16 is now available for Exchange 2010 SP3 see the post Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 16 installation tips.

On 16th June Microsoft released the Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 10.

I’ve installed this on my test SBS 2011 server, it took just 21 minutes 23 seconds from start to finish, more than twice as long as the last update rollup, but my test rig was running a few other processes at the same time, so I wouldn’t expect this to take much longer than this in production.

The new update has been available for a couple of weeks now, and I have not seen any issues reported with it so I suspect it is safe to deploy in your production environment. Continue reading