Exchange 2016 on Windows 2016: No Deal Yet
Many users complain about IIS issues in the Microsoft forum with Exchange 2016 CU3 on Windows 2016.
Microsoft MVPs reported this issue to Microsoft and customers opened the tickets.
Today Microsoft made it public to everyone that Exchange 2016 CU3 and windows 2016 are not ready yet by releasing the following blog and TechNet link.
Update on Windows Server 2016 and Exchange Server 2016
W3WP.exe (IIS) process is crashing unexpectedly which is making Exchange 2016 CU3 unstable on Windows Server 2016
Release Notes: Important Issues in Windows Server 2016
The below text in the screenshot clearly say we are not ready yet for Exchange on Windows 2016. So please hold your deployments until you hear from us.
Again, minimum requirement to go for Exchange 2016 on windows 2016 is CU3 but there is another update coming so we will explain how to deploy Exchange 2016 on Windows 2016.
Meanwhile Microsoft has released the update on Active Directory requirement for Exchange 2016 windows 2016 which can be checked here. We will release a shortcut table on it in a different blog.
Exchange 2013 on Windows 2016 is not supported.
Exchange 2016 on Windows 2016 Supported Now. http://msexchangeguru.com/2017/01/08/e2016-on-w2016-supported/
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Don’t forget to register December 2016 “New York Exchange User Group” meeting. This is the online session on “Upgrading or Migrating to Exchange 2016 CU3″