Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 8 Released

Today, Microsoft Exchange Server Team announced the release of Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 8.

Support For .NET Framework 4.7.1

The big ticket new of this Cumulative Update Is the support of .NET Framework 4.7.1.

For now, It’s mandatory to have 4.7.1 Installed on the Server for CU update but after June 2018 CU release it will be required.

Active Directory Schema

This update does not Include a new Active Directory Scheme.

Known Issues In Cumulative Update 8

The Issues below has been reported outstanding, so please take notes of them.

  • Information protected e-Mails may show hyperlinks which are not fully translated to a supported, local language
  • When sending a calendar sharing invitation in OWA, users opening the invitation in OWA may not see the ‘Accept’ button. Using Outlook client, calendar sharing invitations work normally.
  • When configuring ‘Offline Settings’ in OWA, users may receive a message to update the application and the OWA session becomes disconnected from the Exchange server.

To download CU 8 please go to