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Minimum System Requirements and Forest Functional Level for Exchange 2013

Forest Functional Level –

Active Directory must be at Windows Server 2003 forest functionality mode or higher.


Minimum Operation System Requirements-

  • Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter


Minimum Memory Requirement (RAM) –

  • Mailbox 8GB minimum
  • Client Access 4GB minimum
  • Mailbox and Client Access combined 8GB minimum


Minimum Client Requirements

  • Outlook 2013
  • Outlook 2010 SP1 with April 2012 Cumulative Update
  • Outlook 2007 SP3 with July 2012 Cumulative Update
  • Entourage 2008 for Mac, Web Services Edition
  • Outlook for Mac 2011


Minimum Requirement for Exchange 2010 Coexistence


  • Removing Exchange 2003 Completely From the Environment
  • Exchange 2007 Sp3 Updated Rollup
  • Exchange 2010 Sp3


Fulfilling the above requirement – Exchange 2013 can coexist


Not Supported Scenarios –

1. Coexistence with Exchange 2003

2 .Outlook 2003 Clients are not Supported

3. Changing the Role of Window Server 2013 from a member server to a directory server, or vice versa, Where Exchange 2013 is already installed

4. Intel Itanium IA64 processors not supported

About Satheshwaran Manoharan

Satheshwaran Manoharan is an Microsoft Office Server and Services MVP , Publisher of Specialized in Office365 / Microsoft Exchange / Virtualization , Sathesh is an Messaging Expert supporting/Designing/Deploying many medium size businesses to large enterprises when it comes to Corporate messaging and Virtualization Infrastructure

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