Upgrading Exchange Server 2013 to SP1 is easy and straightforward. In this blog we will learn some best practices before we plan to upgrade.
1) Perform a complete backup of Exchange Database Files.
2) Perform Active Directory System State Backup (Just for Precaution).
3) Schedule a downtime for single server scenario.
To download SP1 please click here.
For a Detailed Description of Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 and the issues that is fixed in SP1 please read the article as listed in Microsoft Knowledge Base 2926248.
After downloading your copy of SP1. Extract the file and navigate to the folder and double click Setup.exe
Note: For people who are installing Exchange Server 2013 for the first time can directly install SP1.
Select the Check Box Launch Exchange Administration Center after finishing Exchange Setup as shown above.
Restart the Server.
Applies to both Standard and Enterprise Edition of Exchange Server 2013