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  • Exchange Server 2007 SP1 update into SP3

    Hi All,

    I've got Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (All in one role HT-CAS-MBX in one 2003 server) that is now running fine despite the OOF, Autodiscover and Calendar meeting assistance broken.

    is there any caveats to upgrade mine into Service pack 3 now ?

    I wonder if anyone can share their experience in upgrading Exchange Server 2007 into SP3 and let us know how did you go with the upgrade.

    Cheers,

    AWT

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    Re: Exchange Server 2007 SP1 update into SP3

    Just install it. The only thing you will need to install first is Windows Installer 4.5 which will require a reboot.
    The install does take a while, but other than that I have seen no problems with it.

    Simon.
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      Re: Exchange Server 2007 SP1 update into SP3

      Originally posted by Sembee View Post
      Just install it. The only thing you will need to install first is Windows Installer 4.5 which will require a reboot.
      The install does take a while, but other than that I have seen no problems with it.

      Simon.
      thanks for your reply Simon.

      as usual I'm hesitant to do the Service Pack upgrade as it is widely known to cause harm in other parts of the software. I'd like to hear if anyone here has done their upgrade from SP1 directly to SP3 under Windows Server 2003 in production environment.

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      • #4
        Re: Exchange Server 2007 SP1 update into SP3

        Exchange 2007 SP3 causing harm?
        Havent heard of that, or encountered that on the 2 upgrades (from SP2) that I've done

        Can you link to more details please?
        Tom Jones
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          Re: Exchange Server 2007 SP1 update into SP3

          Widely known?
          This isn't NT4 SP2 which broke everything under the sun.

          It might break a few third party applications, but that will down to very poor design of some poor quality third party applications. I haven't heard of any significant issues with any of the Exchange service packs for the last five years, and given my contacts within the Exchange community, if there were issues then I would be aware of them.

          Spreading uncorroborated FUD about things like service packs is not very clever. If there was an issue, it would be well reported, because Exchange is one of the most important products that Microsoft make, and any issue with it will have a significant impact on a very large number of very important customers.

          To answer your question - every Exchange server I maintain (and it is quite a few) has had Exchange 2003 SP3 installed on it, with zero issues. Forefront needs to be disabled first, but that is documented, but other than that, it goes straight in.

          Simon.
          Last edited by Sembee; 20th July 2010, 20:11.
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