Preparing for Exchange 2013

Apart from deciding on the operating system, what actions can you take to prepare for an eventual deployment of Exchange 2013, assuming that you run an earlier version of Exchange today? The following is a list that should be supplemented with details of your particular environment, including items such as applications that depend on Exchange:

  • Check for required upgrades and hotfixes before you install servers. Exchange affects many parts of the operating system and can expose weaknesses. A check with the TechNet social forum for Exchange 2013 can sometimes reveal a particular combination of Exchange 2013, an operating system, and another Microsoft or third-party product that don’t work well when deployed together. A ...

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