Exchange Server 2016 mailbox server can be added to an Exchange Server 2013 DAG

Applies to: Exchange Server 2013 EnterpriseExchange Server 2013 Standard Edition

Symptoms


Assume that you have a Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 database availability group (DAG) in a co-existing environment that has Exchange Server 2013 and Server 2016 deployed. When you run the Add-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup cmdlet from Exchange Server 2013 to add an Exchange Server 2016 Mailbox server as a member of the DAG (and vice versa), the operation is successful.

Cause


This is a known issue in Exchange Server 2013 for DAG member server version checking.

Resolution


Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.