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Cumulative update on Exchange 2013

1. Download the Cumulative update for Exchange 2013.
2. For the update of Exchange server 2013 CU 1-6, AD Schema needs to be extended. For update of Exchange 2013 CU 6 and later, the following steps 3-6 is not required.
3. Open a command prompt, go to the folder with the CU and type
PackageName-KB12345-x64.exe /x:C:\abc\Unpacked
4.Prepare the AD Schema.
setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IacceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms
5. Prepare AD.
setup.exe /PrepareAD /IacceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms
6. Prepare the domain.
setup.exe /PrepareDomain /IacceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Mailbox servers in the DAG should be updated first.

For Mailbox servers in the DAG, the following steps should be followed:
1. Suspend the DAG member by running the command
Suspend-ClusterNode –Name <Server Name>in EMS. 
2. Disable database copy activation. Set-MailboxServer <Server Name> –DatabaseCopyActivationDisabledAndMoveNow $true 
3. Check the existing database copy auto activation policy.  Get-MailboxServer …