Exchange 2013 RTM Help Files Now Available


Looking for some interesting bedtime reading?  Want to pick through the new and exciting features in Exchange server 2013?

Well then this should be something you want to scoot off and download – The Exchange 2013 RTM build of the standalone help file.

Exchange 2013 RTM Help File Download


Note that there are two downloads, one for hybrid configurations and the other for on-premises installations. 


Exchange 2013 RTM Help FileI’d start with the what's new, what’s discontinued and the release notes for Exchange 2013.  When you review the release notes there are some important items to consider.  For example:





  • .Net Framework 4.5 is required although setup incorrectly requests 4.0 of the framework
  • Exchange 2013 can't be installed in the same Active Directory forest as Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010. Use an Active Directory forest with no prior installations of Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010. Coexistence with Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 will be available at a later date.
  • When you move a mailbox from a previous version of Exchange to Exchange 2013, the mailbox size reported may increase 30 percent to 40 percent. Disk space used by the mailbox database has not increased, only the attribution of space used by each mailbox has increased. The increase in mailbox size is due to the inclusion of all item properties into quota calculations, providing a more accurate computation of space consumed by items within their mailbox. This increase may cause some users to exceed their mailbox size quotas when their mailbox is moved to Exchange 2013.
  • The Client Access server doesn’t advertise support for NTLM authentication when SMTP clients and servers connect to the server. SMTP clients and servers that require NTLM won’t be able to send mail to the Client Access server.
    To work around this issue, you must configure SMTP clients and servers to use another authentication mechanism, such as Basic Authentication, when connecting to the Client Access server.


    I have to mention the release notes, as there is always important information in there and everyone always reads them, right?



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Comments (2)
  1. MattCline says:

    Hey guys,

    Great work and I really appreciate the effort in getting this to us but is there any plan to change this over to a PDF/XPS document? While the CHM is fine on my PC my tablet does not like it and believe it or not there are crazy people out there like me that actually read the whole help file to pre for our exams.

    Keep up the great work guys 🙂

  2. Hi Matt

    I don't know that the entire bundle will be rendered to that, but you can give this a try.  I'll paste an entry from Scott's blog and you can build up the content you want from the regular pages then go to the collection and save as PDF…/technet-print-a-book-beta-available.aspx

    let me know if that works for you please!!



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