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  • Exchange 2013 with a 2 member DAG (active passive). What is the recommended way to perform both windows updates and exchange updates? I see CAU may be the way to go but I want to make sure how CAU works on exchange servers with DAG's?
    Sunday, December 21, 2014 9:59 PM

Answers

  • Hi forgive,

    Thank you for your question.

    CAU update is for window update instead of Exchange update, so CAU will not work for Exchange.

    The following steps updated Exchange server 2013:

    Preparing AD is the first step:

    1. Insert Exchangfe Server 2013 CU image on DC server and use setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms command to prepare AD shcema
    2. Then use Setup /PrepareAD /Organizationname:XXX /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms command to prepare AD

    Upgrading Exchange Server 2013 mailbox role is the second step:

    1. With the DAG, we firstly find PAM(Primary Active Manager) role using Get-DataBaseAvailabilityGroup <DAG name> -status | Format-List PrimaryActiveManager command;
    2. Then we move all active database to PAM server and use Set-MailboxServer –DatabaseCopeAutoActivationPolicy:Blocked to prevent database move to target mailbox node;
    3. Now we could install CU on non-PAM mailbox node, we will restart Exchange server after installation was finished;
    4. After restarting server, we use Set-MailboxServer -DatabaseCopyAutoActivationPolicy:Unrestricted command to unrestricted this node;
    5. Then we move all database from PAM node to new version mailbox server node;
    6. We followed step 2 to step 4 to upgrade another DAG node.

    Upgrading Exchange server 2013 CAS role is third step:

    This step is no additional explanations, insert Exchange Server 2013 CU image on CAS server, click Setup.exe to upgrade, when it finished, we can see the result, and do not forget restart this server.

    The last step is upgrading Exchange Server 2013 management console:

    This step is no additional explanations, we insert Exchange Server 2013 CU image on remote console server, click Setup.exe to upgrade, when it finished, we do not forget restart this server

    Notice:  we suggest Window update is prior to Exchange update.

    If there are any questions regarding this issue, please be free to let me know.

     

    Best


    Thursday, December 25, 2014 7:10 AM

All replies

  • Can anyone confirm if CAU will work with exchange 2013 SP1?
    Monday, December 22, 2014 10:44 PM
  • Hi forgive,

    Thank you for your question.

    CAU update is for window update instead of Exchange update, so CAU will not work for Exchange.

    The following steps updated Exchange server 2013:

    Preparing AD is the first step:

    1. Insert Exchangfe Server 2013 CU image on DC server and use setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms command to prepare AD shcema
    2. Then use Setup /PrepareAD /Organizationname:XXX /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms command to prepare AD

    Upgrading Exchange Server 2013 mailbox role is the second step:

    1. With the DAG, we firstly find PAM(Primary Active Manager) role using Get-DataBaseAvailabilityGroup <DAG name> -status | Format-List PrimaryActiveManager command;
    2. Then we move all active database to PAM server and use Set-MailboxServer –DatabaseCopeAutoActivationPolicy:Blocked to prevent database move to target mailbox node;
    3. Now we could install CU on non-PAM mailbox node, we will restart Exchange server after installation was finished;
    4. After restarting server, we use Set-MailboxServer -DatabaseCopyAutoActivationPolicy:Unrestricted command to unrestricted this node;
    5. Then we move all database from PAM node to new version mailbox server node;
    6. We followed step 2 to step 4 to upgrade another DAG node.

    Upgrading Exchange server 2013 CAS role is third step:

    This step is no additional explanations, insert Exchange Server 2013 CU image on CAS server, click Setup.exe to upgrade, when it finished, we can see the result, and do not forget restart this server.

    The last step is upgrading Exchange Server 2013 management console:

    This step is no additional explanations, we insert Exchange Server 2013 CU image on remote console server, click Setup.exe to upgrade, when it finished, we do not forget restart this server

    Notice:  we suggest Window update is prior to Exchange update.

    If there are any questions regarding this issue, please be free to let me know.

     

    Best


    Thursday, December 25, 2014 7:10 AM