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WARNING:  Exchange 2003 is not compatible with Microsoft Office 2013

Exchange 2003 was a very popular version of Microsoft’s email server; it was available separately and bundled within Small Business Server 2003.  It’s End-of-Life was in April 2009, but extended support will carry it to April 2014.

Microsoft Office 2013, which includes Outlook 2013, does not work with Exchange Server 2003.

Options include:

  • Upgrade Exchange 2003 to the current Exchange 2013 or Exchange 2010
  • Downgrade Office 2013 to Office 2010*

*Note: This option is not available with the OEM version of Microsoft Office 2013; it is available with the Open License versions of Office 2013.