Issue: you need to create a new mailbox database on Exchange 2007/2010/2013/2016 and above
Solution: Use the New-MailboxDatabase command from Exchange Management Shell to create new mailbox databases. For example:
New-MailboxDatabase -Server <Your Mailbox Server Name> -Name "Mailbox Database 01" -EdbFilePath "M:\ExchangeDB\Mailbox Database 01\Mailbox Database 01.edb" -logFolderPath "L:\ExchangeDB\Mailbox Database 01"
Note: you'll need to edit the mailbox database name and path in the Read more [...]
The newest release of Exchange 2016 is CU3 released on Sept 14th 2016. Here is a link to download CU3 the newest version of Exchange 2016.
Exchange 2016 CU3 does contain AD Schema updates, so please factor this into your upgrade strategy
Exchange 2016 on Windows Server 2016 must use .NET framework 4.6.2.
Exchange 2016 on Windows 2012/2012 R2 must continue using .NET framework 4.6.1 until support for a newer .NET framework has been announced.
WARNING: At this time Microsoft is recommending Read more [...]
We recommend you skip Exchange 2013 CU14 and instead install either CU12 or the new CU15. Reason being, Exchange 2013 CU13 and CU14 introduced a significant public folder indexing issue and once the issue occurs, the recommended resolution is to upgrade to CU15 and then move the public folders to a new mailbox database. In order to avoid this dilemma we recommend you not installed CU13 or CU14. At this time, Exchange 2013 CU15 is the latest version of Exchange 2013. Read more [...]
In some cases you may need to manually kickoff the Exchange Managed Folder Assistant in order to get archiving policies to run. The following command will run the managed folder assistant against “DATABASE01”.
Get-Mailbox -database “DATABASE01” -DomainController AD01 | Start-ManagedFolderAssistant
Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 13 contains approximately 21 fixes along with new daylight saving time (DST) update for Exchange. One notable security issue that is patched in this version of Exchange is described in MS16-079. For new installations of Exchange 2013 you should install Exchange 2013 using the latest downloadable Exch CU media. Any existing version of Exchange 2013 can be upgraded directly to Exchange 2013 CU13. **Warning: Exchange 2013 CU13 introduces a public folder indexing Read more [...]