cumulative update 8 Exchange 2013

Hi All - my setup below:
Server 2012 DC /  Server 2012 with exchange 2013 no DAG - only server
Im looking to upgrade to CU8  - do i need to run prep AD/Schema on the DC? or can i simply just run the setup installation file on the exchange server and the wizard will do this for me...?
jag bAsked:
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
As long as your account has Schema Admins rights, and Exchange Organization Management Exchange will do the ADPrep automatically when you are installing the CU8 update.

jag bAuthor Commented:
Hi Will,
im using my Administrator Account - member of Schema Admins.... So basically i can download the CU on my exchange server and just run the CU? so i don't need to do any prep AD/Schema on the DC at all?
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
so i don't need to do any prep AD/Schema on the DC at all?

That is exactly correct. Exchange will do this automatically, before the installation process. All you need to make sure is that your account has the proper permissions.

If you have 2 Teams (one for administering Active Directory and another team for administering Exchange) then you can have your AD Team run the Schema update on the DC directly. But if your account has correct permissions and you have access to the Exchange server then it will do it as you run the CU update on the Exchange server.


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jag bAuthor Commented:
Wicked Will thanks mate...
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