Hi @Magic Alerts ,
By "CU23+ for Exchange 2013", do you mean the Cumulative Update 23 for Exchange Server 2013 (KB4489622) or you are referring to the recent released security update Security Update For Exchange Server 2013 CU23 (KB5000871)?
If you are installing KB5000871, please be aware that this update requires Exchange CU23, so you would need to upgrade server CU first, then you can check the following article and follow the best practices there to apply the patch:
FAQ for March 2021 Exchange Server Security Updates
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