Install Exchange 2016 CU on Windows Server 2019

Michele 1 Reputation point
2021-03-04T07:06:24.27+00:00

Hello,
I am stuck updating my Exchange Server CU 13 to the latest CU because the setup tells me that the Windows version is not compatible. I found myself in this situation upgrading Windows from 2016 to 2019.

Is there any solution different by installing everything from scratch on a new machine?

Thanks,
Michele

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  1. Ashok M 6,506 Reputation points
    2021-03-04T07:10:26.8+00:00

    Hi @Michele ,

    Installing Exchange 2016 on Windows 2019 is not supported.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/plan-and-deploy/system-requirements?view=exchserver-2016#supported-operating-systems-for-exchange-2016

    Please find the below reference for the pre-requisites for installing the latest Exchange 2016 CU in the windows 2016
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/plan-and-deploy/prerequisites?view=exchserver-2016#exchange-2016-prerequisites-for-preparing-active-directory

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  2. Yuki Sun-MSFT 41,011 Reputation points
    2021-03-05T05:11:00.297+00:00

    Hi @Michele ,

    As said by AshokM and also mentioned in the following official document, it's not supported to install Exchange 2016 on Windows server 2019. So you may have to keep using Windows 2016 for Exchange 2016 or considering upgrading to Exchange 2019 which can run with Windows server 2019:
    Exchange Server supportability matrix
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