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Exploring the March 2021 Exchange Server Security Updates

Securing Your Exchange Server with March 2021 Security Updates
When it comes to keeping your Exchange Server secure, staying up-to-date is a must. Microsoft releases monthly security updates to protect Exchange Server from threats, and the March 2021 security updates are no different. In this post, we’ll cover what’s new in the March 2021 security updates, how to deploy them, and how they’ll help to strengthen security on your Exchange Server.

What’s New in the March 2021 Security Updates?
The March 2021 security updates contain a number of new features and fixes, including:

* Improvement for the Outlook Web Access (OWA) service.
* Fixes for the Exchange Web Services (EWS) server.
* Improvements to the Exchange Admin Center (EAC) experience.
* Fixes for Outlook Anywhere (OA) authentication.
* Improvements to the Exchange Server management shell (EMS).
* Improvements to the Exchange Server transport service.
* Fixes for Autodiscover, Outlook, and Outlook Mobile.

These updates will help to ensure that your Exchange Server is running smoothly, and that your data is securely stored. Additionally, they’ll help to ensure that any vulnerabilities are patched, and that your users are able to access the Exchange Server securely.

How to Deploy the Updates
Deploying the updates is simple and straightforward. You can use the Exchange Server Admin Center to deploy the updates, or you can use the Exchange Management Shell. Both options are outlined below.

Using the Exchange Admin Center
Using the Exchange Admin Center, you can deploy the March 2021 security updates in a few simple steps:

1. Log in to the Exchange Admin Center.
2. Navigate to the “Updates” tab.
3. Select the “March 2021 Security Updates” option.
4. Click “Install” to begin the deployment process.
5. Once the installation is complete, you can view the deployment log to ensure that the updates were deployed successfully.

Using the Exchange Management Shell
Using the Exchange Management Shell, you can deploy the March 2021 security updates with the following commands:

$updates = Get-ExchangeServer -Identity | Get-ExchangeServerPatch

$updates | Install-ExchangeServerPatch -Confirm:$false

Once the installation is complete, you can view the deployment log to ensure that the updates were deployed successfully.

Conclusion
The March 2021 security updates are now available, and they contain a number of important fixes and improvements for Exchange Server. By deploying these updates, you can help to ensure that your Exchange Server is secure, and that your data is protected. While deploying the updates is relatively straightforward, it’s important to ensure that the updates are deployed correctly, and that they are applied to all of the necessary servers. By taking the time to properly deploy the updates, you can ensure that your Exchange Server is secure, and that your users are able to access the server securely.
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Released: March 2021 Exchange Server Security Updates

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