Exchange 2013 Updates

At the moment we are on Microsoft Exchange 2013 CU2. I would like to upgrade this to Service Pack 1. Do I need to install the Cumulative Updates one by one until I get to SP1 or can I go straight up to SP1 from CU2? Are there any pre-requisites I need to check?
jaimebcInformation Systems and Communications ManagerAsked:
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Why only SP1?
SP1 is very old. I would go straight to CU7 or CU8. You need to keep the server up to date.
To answer your specific question, you can go straight to any CU revision that you like. There is no need to install the previous ones.
There is not usually any prerequisites, although it is recommended to have netframework 4.5.2 when you are on the latest CU.

Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
CU2 is no longer supported. Although you can go directly from CU2 to CU7 or CU8 you might want to test this first. Another method would be going to SP1 then going to CU7 or CU8.

There will also be schema changes required for CU8 so you need to make sure that you have Schema Admins rights when you perform this upgrade.

Make sure that you take a system state backup of your AD environment before you perform the schema upgrade.


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you have to Prepare AD and Prepare Schema for Exchange 2013 CU8
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
@joensw - while that is true, in a single server, single domain environment, completely unnecessary. The setup application will do all of the prep for you.
There is no need for most users of Exchange to run prep manually.

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