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On Exchange 2013 SP1 Edge Transport support

If you are with the “no upgrade before Service Pack 1 crowd (which makes a lot of sense), you’re probably planning an Exchange 2013 upgrade as of reading this. Here are some good news from the Vamsoft labs regarding ORF and Exchange 2013 SP1:

  • We realize that Exchange 2013 SP1 was a long-awaited update, so we’ve sidelined all other developments and we’re focusing solely on shipping a fully compatible ORF version.

  • This will be an interim release, so the version number to eagerly wait for is 5.3.

  • ORF 5.3 will ship with full support for the new Edge Transport Server role of Exchange 2013. In fact, this will be the ideal location for ORF, given its perimeter position on the network. All features provided on earlier Exchange Edge Transport Servers will be available.

  • Both the ORF Setup and the ORF Service will detect if you inadvertently trying to run ORF on an SP1 installation without KB2938053 installed.

ORF 5.3 Exchange Helper in Action

ORF 5.3 Exchange Helper in Action

We expect to ship the new version in a couple of weeks. Oh, and by the way Vamsoft Insider has 404 total comments, which makes me jumpy, so please comment something, quick.

Exchange 2013 SP1 Compatibility Notes (Updated)

This post is quick summary of what you should know about Exchange 2013 Service Pack 1 and ORF compatibility.

Compatibility with SP1 Client Access or Mailbox Servers

Compatibility with the new Edge Transport of SP1

  • Edge Transport was (re)introduced to Exchange 2013 with Service Pack 1. This is an entirely new server role, so neither ORF 5.1, nor ORF 5.2 supports it. We have started researching the new role and it will likely receive support in a dedicated release after ORF 5.2.

Exchange 2013 SP1 hits RTM (Updated)

The first Service Pack of Microsoft® Exchange 2013 has been released yesterday. See the Exchange Team blog for more details.

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We are rolling out the update in our test labs and start compatibility testing as of writing this. We will update this post with the test results, probably in a few days.

UPDATE

Preliminary test results are in.

  • Installation on SP1 Client Access Server or Mailbox Server does not work. We are currently investigating a possible Exchange issue and testing a workaround. If the issue is confirmed, you might be able to install ORF 5.2 on Exchange 2013 SP1 without having to wait for another ORF release.
  • Installation on SP1 Edge Transport is not available. Technically, this is a new Exchange role, so ORF was not expected to be compatible either.

We will update this article when new information arises.

UPDATE #2

Summary available in the Exchange 2013 SP1 Compatibility Notes post.