Upgrade to Exchange 2013 CU6

Steps:

  • Reboot servers to clear any updates that have applied.
  • Prepare Schema and Active Directory.
  • Place server in Maintenance Mode.
  • Run the Exchange Setup.
  • Take server out of maintenance mode.

Active Directory Preparation:

From an elevated prompt you can run the following commands:

  • Setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms
  • Setup.exe /PrepareAD /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Start Maintenance Mode:

(**You need to open up the Exchange Management Shell as Administrator or point 3 will give you a permission error**)

Open up an elevated Exchange Management Shell and run the 4 commands, let each one complete before doing the next one:

  • Set-MailboxServer <Server Name> -DatabaseCopyActivationDisabledAndMoveNow $True
  • Set-ServerComponentState –Identity <Server Name> –Component HubTransport –State Draining –Requester Maintenance
  • Suspend-ClusterNode –Name <Server Name>
  • Set-MailboxServer –Identity <Server Name>–DatabaseCopyAutoActivationPolicy Blocked

Start Exchange 2013 CU6 Upgrade:

Open up the Exchange CU6 file you downloaded and extracted and double click the Setup file.

Setup1

  • Click Next.

Setup2

  • Checking for Updates. Wait for it to finish.

 

Setup3

  • Once it has checked for updates then click Next.

 

Setup4

 

  • Exchange setup busy copying files.

Setup5

  • Copy progress screen.

 

Setup6

  • Exchange Setup busy initializing.

 

Setup7

 

  • Once it has finished initializing you can now start the upgrade. Click Next.

Setup8

  • Accept the license agreement and then click Next.

 

Setup9

  • Readiness Checks. wait for it to complete.

 

Setup10

  • Now that its complete click the Install button. Below are the different steps:

 

Setup11  

Setup13

 

Setup14

Setup15

Setup16

Setup17

Setup18

Setup19

Setup20

Setup21

Setup22

Setup23

Setup24 Setup25

 

Stop Maintenance Mode:

We need to run 4 commands again to Stop Maintenance Mode:

(**Remember you need to run these commands as an administrator from an elevated Exchange Management Shell)

  • Set-MailboxServer –Identity <Server Name> –DatabaseCopyAutoActivationPolicy Unrestricted
  • Resume-ClusterNode –Name <Server Name>
  • Set-ServerComponentState –Identity <Server Name> –Component HubTransport –State Active –Requester Maintenance
  • Set-MailboxServer –Identity <Server Name> –DatabaseCopyActivationDisabledAndMoveNow $False

Now after that run the following command to check the DAG status:

  • Get-Mailboxdatabasecopystatus *

Hope it helps.

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