Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 6

Exchange 2010 LogoToday the Exchange Team released Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (KB2936871). This update raises Exchange 2010 version number to 14.3.195.1.

This Rollup includes the following fixes:

  • 2960652 Organizer name and meeting status field can be changed by EAS clients in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2957762 “A folder with same name already exists” error when you rename an Outlook folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2952799 Event ID 2084 occurs and Exchange server loses connection to the domain controllers in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2934091 Event ID 1000 and 7031 when users cannot connect to mailboxes in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2932402 Cannot move a mailbox after you install Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU3 (KB2891587)
  • 2931842 EWS cannot identify the attachment in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2928703 Retention policy is applied unexpectedly to a folder when Outlook rule moves a copy in Exchange Server 2010
  • 2927265 Get-Message cmdlet does not respect the defined write scope in Exchange Server 2010
  • 2925273 Folder views are not updated when you arrange by categories in Outlook after you apply Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 3 or Update Rollup 4
  • 2924592 Exchange RPC Client Access service freezes when you open an attached file in Outlook Online mode in Exchange Server 2010
  • 2923865 Cannot connect to Exchange Server 2010 when the RPC Client Access service crashes

Notes:

  • If you want to speed up the update process for systems without internet access, you can follow the procedure described here to disable publisher’s certificate revocation checking.
  • If you got a DAG and want to properly update the DAG members, check the instructions here.
  • Rollups are cumulative, i.e. they contain fixes released in earlier update Rollups for the same product level (RTM, SP). This means you don’t need to install previous Rollups during a fresh installation but can start with the latest Rollup package.

As with any Hotfix, Rollup or Service Pack, I’d recommend to thoroughly test this rollup in a test and acceptance environment first, prior to implementing it in production.

You can download Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 6 here.

Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 5

Exchange 2010 LogoToday the Exchange Team also released Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (KB2917508). This update raises Exchange 2010 version number to 14.3.181.6.

This Rollup also adds support for using Windows Server 2012 R12 domain controllers in your Exchange 2010 SP3 RU5 environment as well as support for running Windows Server 2012 R2 forest and domain functional levels.

This Rollup includes the following fixes:

  • 2887459 Public folder expiry time is set incorrectly in Exchange Server 2010 SP3
  • 2892257 Email items are lost when you move items between shared folders by using EWS delegate access
  • 2897935 “Cannot save the object ‘\FolderName'” error message when you try to replicate Exchange Server 2010 public folders
  • 2898908 EdgeTransport.exe crashes if the From field is empty in an email message
  • 2903831 Only a single character is allowed in the disclaimer content in ECP
  • 2904459 RPC Client Access service crashes if you add “Signed By” or “Send From” column in Outlook online mode
  • 2913413 RPC Client Access service crashes with an exception in Exchange Server 2010
  • 2913999 Meeting request body and instructions are lost in delegate’s auto-forwarded meeting request
  • 2916836 EdgeTransport.exe crashes when a transport rule sends a rejection message to an empty address
  • 2919513 Memory leak or memory corruption occurs in Exchange Server 2010
  • 2924971 RPC Client Access service stops when you select an inactive search folder in Outlook 2007 in an Exchange Server 2010 SP3 environment
  • 2926057 EdgeTransport.exe crashes if seek operation failed in Exchange Server 2010
  • 2927856 Incorrect recurring meeting if disclaimer transport rule is enabled in Exchange Server 2010

Notes:

  • As of Service Pack 2 Rollup 4, its no longer required to disable/re-enable ForeFront Protection for Exchange using the fscutility to be able to install the Rollup properly. However, if you want to remain in control, you can disable ForeFront before installing the Rollup using fscutility /disable and re-enable it afterwards using fscutility /enable.
  • If you want to speed up the update process for systems without internet access, you can follow the procedure described here to disable publisher’s certificate revocation checking.
  • If you got a DAG and want to properly update the DAG members, check the instructions here.
  • Rollups are cumulative, i.e. they contain fixes released in earlier update Rollups for the same product level (RTM, SP). This means you don’t need to install previous Rollups during a fresh installation but can start with the latest Rollup package.

As with any Hotfix, Rollup or Service Pack, I’d recommend to thoroughly test this rollup in a test and acceptance environment first, prior to implementing it in production.

You can download Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 5 here.

Exchange 2007 SP3 Rollup 13

exchange2007logo2[1]Today the Exchange Team released Rollup 13 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2917522). This update raises Exchange 2007 version number to 8.3.348.2.

This Rollup introduces the following fix:

  • 2926397 An Edge Subscription file from an Exchange 2013 Edge Transport server is rejected by an Exchange 2007 Hub Transport server

This Rollup also adds support for using Windows Server 2012 R12 domain controllers in your Exchange 2007 SP3 RU13 environment; it does not add support for running Windows Server 2012 R2 forest or domain functional levels.

Notes:

  • When running ForeFront Protection for Exchange, make sure you disable ForeFront before installing the rollup and re-enable it afterwards, otherwise the Information Store and Transport services may not start. You can disable ForeFront using fscutility /disable and enable it using the fscutility /enable command;
  • If you want to speed up the update process for systems without internet access, you can follow the procedure described here to disable publisher’s certificate revocation checking;
  • Rollups are cumulative, i.e. they contain fixes released in earlier update Rollups for the same product level (RTM, SP). This means you don’t need to install previous Rollups during a fresh installation but can start with the latest Rollup package.

As with any Hotfix, Rollup or Service Pack, I’d recommend to thoroughly test this rollup in a test and acceptance environment first, prior to implementing it in production.

You can download Exchange 2007 SP3 Rollup 13 here.

Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 3

Exchange 2010 LogoToday the Exchange Team released Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (KB2891587). This update raises Exchange 2010 version number to 14.3.169.1.

Here’s a list of fixes contained in this Rollup:

    • 2715761 “550 5.6.0″ NDR when you send a yearly recurring meeting request in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2839533 RPC Client Access service freezes in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2840454 “The rules on this computer do not match the rules on Microsoft Exchange” error when you manage rules by using Outlook 2013 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2874070 Public folders are exposed although the user does not have rights to see the parent folders in an Exchange Server 2010 SP3 environment
    • 2878175 Client Access server crashes when you use Outlook with a Riverbed WAN optimizer in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2879320 Retention action setting is not updated in FAI items by running the Set-RetentionPolicyTag cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2879736 Office 365 users cannot retrieve an on-premises user’s free/busy data in an Exchange Server 2010-based hybrid deployment
    • 2880153 RPC Client Access Service crashes if Outlook is in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2880290 RPC Client Access service crashes when you use Outlook in ANSI online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2882467 RPC Client Access service stops if Outlook is in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2882677 BlackBerry device is not redirected in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2886469 EAS client receives status code 8 during synchronization in an on-premises Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2886567 “Objects added to a BindingSource’s list must all be of the same type” error message when you add an additional domain name in Exchange Server 2010 SP3
    • 2887574 RPC Client Access service freezes when your mailbox reaches the quota limit in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2888406 Mailbox Replication service crashes when you try to move mailboxes in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2888906 Events 1000, 4999, and 9775 are logged when Store.exe crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Mailbox server
    • 2888911 W3wp.exe crashes when you decline a meeting request by using Outlook Web App or an EWS application in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2890650 Items in the Drafts folder are not stamped with the retention policy tag in an Exchange Server 2010 or 2013 environment
    • 2891194 Exchange ActiveSync devices are marked as “Blocked” in EMS and EMC when the devices are synchronizing with the Exchange Server 2010 server
    • 2892337 Outlook client freezes when you try to sort email folders by columns in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2893437 Delegate can read your AD RMS protected messages by using Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2896304 Background image is displayed incorrectly in an email message when a disclaimer rule is enabled in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2899146 You cannot drag email messages to other folders by using Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

As of Service Pack 2 Rollup 4, its no longer required to disable/re-enable ForeFront Protection for Exchange using the fscutility to be able to install the Rollup properly. However, if you want to remain in control, you can disable ForeFront before installing the Rollup using fscutility /disable and re-enable it afterwards using fscutility /enable.

If you want to speed up the update process for systems without internet access, you can follow the procedure described here to disable publisher’s certificate revocation checking.

If you got a DAG and want to properly update the DAG members, check the instructions here.

As with any Hotfix, Rollup or Service Pack, I’d recommend to thoroughly test this rollup in a test and acceptance environment first, prior to implementing it in production.

You can download Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 3 here.

Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 2 & SP2 RU7 (updated)

Exchange 2010 LogoNote that the installation of Exchange 2010 SP3 RU2 might prompt for the Service Pack files. Yes, you read that right. Exchange fellow Steve Goodman posted a blog on this issue here.

Today the Exchange Team released Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (KB2866475). This update raises Exchange 2010 version number to 14.3.158.1.

Here’s a list of fixes contained in this Rollup:

    • 2837926 Error message when you try to activate a passive copy of an Exchange Server 2010 SP3 database: “File check failed”
    • 2841150 Cannot change a distribution group that contains more than 1,800 members by using ECP in OWA in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2851419 Slow performance in some databases after Exchange Server 2010 is running continuously for at least 23 days
    • 2853899 Only the first page of an S/MIME signed or encrypted message is printed by using OWA in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2854564 Messaging Records Management 2.0 policy can’t be applied in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2855083 Public Folder contents are not replicated successfully from Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange Server 2007 to Exchange Server 2010
    • 2859596 Event ID 4999 when you use a disclaimer transport rule in an environment that has Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3 installed
    • 2860037 iOS devices cannot synchronize mailboxes in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2861118 W3wp.exe process for the MSExchangeSyncAppPool application pool crashes in an Exchange Server 2010 SP2 or SP3 environment
    • 2863310 You cannot send an RTF email message that contains an embedded picture to an external recipient in an Exchange Server 2010 SP3 environment
    • 2863473 Users cannot access Outlook mailboxes that connect to a Client Access server array in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2866913 Outlook prompts to send a response to an additional update even though the response request is disabled in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
    • 2870028 EdgeTransport.exe crashes when an email message without a sender address is sent to an Exchange Server 2010 Hub Transport server
    • 2871758 EdgeTransport.exe process consumes excessive CPU resources on an Exchange Server 2010 Edge Transport server
    • 2873477 All messages are stamped by MRM if a deletion tag in a retention policy is configured in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

In addition to these fixes, this Rollup also includes a fix for the security issue described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-061.

Notes:

  • As of Service Pack 2 Rollup 4, its no longer required to disable/re-enable ForeFront Protection for Exchange using the fscutility to be able to install the Rollup properly. However, if you want to remain in control, you can disable ForeFront before installing the Rollup using fscutility /disable and re-enable it afterwards using fscutility /enable;
  • If you want to speed up the update process for systems without internet access, you can follow the procedure described here to disable publisher’s certificate revocation checking;
  • If you got a DAG and want to properly update the DAG members, check the instructions here;
  • Rollups are cumulative, i.e. they contain fixes released in earlier update Rollups for the same product level (RTM, SP). This means you don’t need to install previous Rollups during a fresh installation but can start with the latest Rollup package.

As with any Hotfix, Rollup or Service Pack, I’d recommend to thoroughly test this rollup in a test and acceptance environment first, prior to implementing it in production.

You can download Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 2 here.

Exchange 2010 SP2
For those still on Exchange 2010 SP2, Microsoft released Exchange 2010 SP2 Rollup 7. This Rollup only includes the MS13-061 security fix and raises Exchange 2010 SP2’s version number to 14.2.375.0, can be downloaded here; the related KB article is KB2874216.

Exchange 2007 SP3 Rollup 11

exchange2007logo2[1]Today the Exchange Team released Rollup 11 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2873746). This update raises Exchange 2007 version number to 8.3.327.1.

Here’s the list of changes included in this Rollup:

  • 2852663 The last public folder database on Exchange 2007 cannot be removed after migrating to Exchange 2013
  • 2688667 W3wp.exe consumes excessive CPU resources on Exchange Client Access servers when users open recurring calendar items in mailboxes by using OWA or EWS

In addition to these fixes, this Rollup also includes a fix for the security issue described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-061.

Notes:

  • When running ForeFront Protection for Exchange, make sure you disable ForeFront before installing the rollup and re-enable it afterwards, otherwise the Information Store and Transport services may not start. You can disable ForeFront using fscutility /disable and enable it using the fscutility /enable command;
  • If you want to speed up the update process for systems without internet access, you can follow the procedure described here to disable publisher’s certificate revocation checking;
  • Rollups are cumulative, i.e. they contain fixes released in earlier update Rollups for the same product level (RTM, SP). This means you don’t need to install previous Rollups during a fresh installation but can start with the latest Rollup package.

You can download Exchange 2007 SP3 Rollup 11 here.

Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 1

Exchange 2010 LogoToday the Exchange Team released Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (KB2803727). This update raises Exchange 2010 version number to 14.3.146.0.

Here’s a list of fixes contained in this Rollup:

  • 2561346 Mailbox storage limit error when a delegate uses the manager’s mailbox to send an email message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2729954 Can’t send voice message to a selected non-primary email address in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2750846 Information Store service crashes when you mount public folder databases on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  • 2751628 Event ID 9682 does not record the folder name when you delete a public folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2756460 You cannot open a mailbox that is located in a different site by using Outlook Anywhere in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2763065 Move request log is logged when you move a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 SP2 environment
  • 2777742 Address Book service crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server when a server has been running for 25 days or more
  • 2781488 RPC_S_SERVER_UNAVAILABLE (0x6BA) error code when you use a MAPI or CDO-based application in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2782683 Email message that a user sends by using the “Send As” or “Send On Behalf” permission is saved only in the Sent Items folder of the sender in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2784210 Ethical wall does not function as expected when the ReportToOriginatorEnabled property is disabled in an Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2010 coexistence environment
  • 2793348 Read receipt is sent unexpectedly when you view an email message by using Outlook Web App
  • 2796490 Microsoft Exchange Information Store service crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox server
  • 2802569 Mailbox synchronization fails on an Exchange ActiveSync device in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2803132 Delayed email message delivery on a BlackBerry mobile device after you install Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2
  • 2806602 EdgeTransport.exe process crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 Hub Transport server
  • 2814723 Server loses network connectivity and UDP ports are used up on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  • 2814847 Rapid growth in transaction logs, CPU use, and memory consumption in Exchange Server 2010 when a user syncs a mailbox by using an iOS 6.1 or 6.1.1-based device
  • 2816934 Error code 0X800CCC13 when an additional POP3 or IMAP account is used to send an email message and Outlook online mode is used to connect to an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2817140 Exchange Replication service crashes intermittently in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2817852 Cyrillic characters are displayed as question marks in the “To” field of message items in the Sent Items folder in an Exchange 2010 environment
  • 2818456 Attachments are missing from an embedded message in an Exchange Server 2010 SP2 environment
  • 2822208 Unable to soft delete some messages after installing Exchange 2010 SP2 RU6 or SP3
  • 2826066 VSAPI-based antivirus software causes delayed response in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2827037 Copy of an item is created in the Version subfolder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2833888 No items are displayed in Outlook after you install Exchange Server 2010 SP3 or Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2
  • 2840099 ArgumentOutOfRangeException exception when an EWS application creates a new MIME email in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

As of Service Pack 2 Rollup 4, its no longer required to disable/re-enable ForeFront Protection for Exchange using the fscutility to be able to install the Rollup properly. However, if you want to remain in control, you can disable ForeFront before installing the Rollup using fscutility /disable and re-enable it afterwards using fscutility /enable.

If you want to speed up the update process for systems without internet access, you can follow the procedure described here to disable publisher’s certificate revocation checking.

If you got a DAG and want to properly update the DAG members, check the instructions here.

As with any Hotfix, Rollup or Service Pack, I’d recommend to thoroughly test this rollup in a test and acceptance environment first, prior to implementing it in production.

You can download Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 1 here.

Exchange 2013 CU1 ETA: April 2nd

Ex2013 LogoToday the Exchange Team announced postponing the release of Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 1 for a few more days. Originally, CU1 was scheduled for Q1 2013, but the date has been set now at April 2nd, 2013.

While it may sound disappointing when you’re waiting for Exchange 2013 RTM CU1, it makes sense to postpone it a bit. As the team indicated,the time is used to add functionality required for coexistence scenarios with Exchange Server 2010 which otherwise had to be put in an update for Exchange 2010 Client Access servers. I expect people to be less happy as Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 was heralded as the Exchange 2010 product level for coexistence support with Exchange 2013 (running CU1).

Also, looking at time frames involved with testing and accepting updates in production environments, I personally applaud this decision as putting that code in Exchange 2013 at the cost of a few days may in the end be faster than adding that code to Exchange Server 2010, requiring customers to initiate test an acceptance tracks for production updates.

So, until further notice we’ll have to wait just a few more additional days to see what Cumulative Update 1 will bring us.

Exchange 2010 SP3

Exchange 2010 LogoExchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (SP3) has been released, raising the Exchange version number to 14.3.123.4.

For those still unaware, the 550 MB file (1.45 GB uncompressed) contains the full set of binaries; you can use it to upgrade existing installations or deploy new Exchange 2010 SP3 installations.

Service Pack 3 introduces the following features:

  • Exchange 2013 Coexistence
    This Service Pack for Exchange 2010 adds coexistence with Exchange 2013. However, for coexistence Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) is required, which hasn’t been released yet.
  • Windows Server 2012 Support
    This Service Pack enables you to deploy Exchange Server 2010 on WIndows Server 2012 platform.
  • Internet Explorer 10
    You can now use Internet Explorer 10 to connect to Exchange 2010.
  • Sent Items Management
    You can now control behavior of Send-As or Send-on-Behalf messages regarding the folder used to store a copy of the sent message, analogue to the Delegated Send Items options available in Outlook.

In addition to fixes that were part of the Exchange 2010 SP2 Rollups 1 to version 6, SP3 adds the following fixes:

  • 2552121 You cannot synchronize a mailbox by using an Exchange ActiveSync device in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2729444 Mailboxes are quarantined after you install the Exchange Server 2010 SP2 version of the Exchange Server 2010 Management Pack
  • 2778100 Long delay in receiving email messages by using Outlook in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2779351 SCOM alert when the Test-PowerShellConnectivity cmdlet is executed in an Exchange Server 2010 organization
  • 2784569 Slow performance when you search a GAL by using an EAS device in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2796950 Microsoft.Exchange.Monitoring.exe process consumes excessive CPU resources when a SCOM server monitors Exchange Server 2010 Client Access servers
  • 2800133 W3wp.exe process consumes excessive CPU and memory resources on an Exchange Client Access server after you apply Update Rollup 5 version 2 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2
  • 2800346 Outlook freezes and high network load occurs when you apply retention policies to a mailbox in a mixed Exchange Server 2010 SP2 environment
  • 2810617 Can’t install Exchange Server 2010 SP3 when you define a Windows PowerShell script execution policy in Group Policy
  • 2787500 Declined meeting request is added back to your calendar after a delegate opens the request by using Outlook 2010
  • 2797529 Email message delivery is delayed on a Blackberry mobile device after you install Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2
  • 2800080 ErrorServerBusy response code when you synchronize an EWS-based application to a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

Be advised that after installing SP3 on Mailbox servers, the databases are upgraded to the SP3 version database schema. An SP3 database can’t be mounted on pre-SP3 Mailbox servers. Keep this in mind when upgrading your DAG (you will temporarily have limited fail-over/fall-back or switch-over options) or for example when utilizing database portability. Note that upgrading databases can be time consuming, especially with RTM or low SP databases as the database will be upgrade using interim steps, i.e. RTM to SP1, SP1 to SP2 and finally SP2 to SP3.

Also, while Exchange Server 2010 SP3 is supported on Windows Server 2012, that doesn’t mean .NET 4.5 (WMF 3.0, PowerShell 3.0) is supported on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2; on Windows Server 2012, PowerShell 2.0 will be used. Also, OS upgrades (e.g. WS2008 R2 to WS2012) with Exchange installed aren’t supported.

After preparing your forest for Exchange 2010 SP3, the schema version number will have changed. Check the Schema Versions page for information on the new values for Exchange 2010 SP3.

The proper method to upgrade mailbox servers that are a member of a Database Availability Group is described here.

You can download Exchange 2010 SP3 here.

The UM language packs for SP3 can be downloaded here. Note that you need to uninstall previous UM language packs before you can install the SP3 versions.

Exchange 2007 SP3 Rollup 10

exchange2007logo2[1]Today the Exchange Team released Rollup 10 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2788321). This update raises Exchange 2007 version number to 8.3.298.3.

Here’s the list of changes included in this Rollup:

  • This Rollup adds coexistence with Exchange Server 2013. However, for coexistence Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) is required, which hasn’t been released yet.
  • 2783779 A hidden user is still displayed in the Organization information of Address Book in OWA in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

In addition to these fixes, this Rollup also includes a fix for the security issue described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-012 and new daylight saving time (DST) updates.

When running ForeFront Protection for Exchange, make sure you disable ForeFront before installing the rollup and re-enable it afterwards, otherwise the Information Store and Transport services may not start. You can disable ForeFront using fscutility /disable and enable it using the fscutility /enable command.

Note that Rollups are cumulative, i.e. they contain fixes released in earlier update Rollups for the same product level (RTM, SP). This means you don’t need to install previous Rollups during a fresh installation but can start with the latest Rollup package.

You can download Exchange 2007 SP3 Rollup 10 here.