A quick post as the Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 1 Help file (.CHM) file for offline usage has been released on the Microsoft Download Center.
The offline help files files are convenient if you’re on the road or in a location (yes, that happens sometimes) without internet connection.
You can download the Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 1 .CHM Help file dated April 4th, 2013 for On-Premise and Hybrid deployments here.
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How dou one go about uninstalling the faulty security update for exchange server 2013 cumulitive update 1 (KB2874216)
Thanks in advance
It’s a security fix, so I’d recommend applying the updated fix (after testing / accepting):
When I try to install the new release I receive die following message
Unable to install because a previous interim update for exchange server 2013 cumulative 1 has been installed
When I try and remove it via add or remove programmes it gets to a stage where its looking for the exchangeserver.msi, and that’s where I get stuck.
When I select the exchangeserver.msi from my media I get the following error
the exchangeserver.msi is not a valid installation package for the Microsoft exchange server product.
Thanks in advance
I have exactly the same error, the KB2874216 is the first before 27th of august, and it cant be uninstalled, or upgraded. Phew.
On a summary note: you don’t need to uninstall security fixes before upgrading from CU1 to CU2; you do need to uninstall any interim updates. However, if installation fails for some reason you may end up with disabled Exchange-related services which won’t allow reinstallation of the CU or uninstallation of the interim update. You may need to manually set startup to Manual and start those services. Also note that you need to (re)install the v2 version of the security fix after installing CU2: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39904
Thanks, but I have to disagree, since the cu2 update stalls with http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/davestork/archive/2013/09/25/failed-exchange-server-2013-cu2-install-due-to-security-update-2874216.aspx Unable to remove product with code 4934d1ea-be46-48b1-8847-f1af20e892c1. Fatal error during installation. Error code is 1603. I suggest v1 of the fix is a interim fix, as the error when i try to install v2 gives -> Unable to install because a previous interim update for exchange server 2013 cumulative 1 has been installed. But then I cant install v1 when i present the CU1 folder, ->the exchangeserver.msi is not a valid installation package for the Microsoft exchange server product. Catch 22
But then I cant _uninstall_ v1 missed the un part in last sentence.
For those who found this, I know you are in trouble; a quick update became a nightmare. I thought making a snapshot of the vm was good enough as backup but the patch preps the AD and breaks everything.
that was the fix after a 2 hours call to MS OAS; hope this saves you $499 because Exchange 2013 is EOL so our usual support tickets don’t count.