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    I need to move from Exchange Ent 2010 SP1 to SP2 (or sp3 dunno if it is safe) but I noticed SP2 and SP3 require 2008 R2 SP1 to be installed first.

    Any pre-reqs with regards to exchange? or do I just run the R2 SP1 intstaller and start praying?

    Any insight would be helpful.


    -d

  • #2
    Re: SP upgrade question

    I have upgraded several Exchange 2010 installations to SP2 and SP3 without any major issues -- assume the box will be down for a couple of hours and try to keep all Exchange servers as close to the same patch level as you can.

    I've not noticed any impact from SPing Windows on Exchange -- obviously a reboot will occur somewhere and again downtime
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: SP upgrade question

      Sweet, maybe I will attempt it saturday. I just need see which hotfixes I need to remove first if any.

      thanks again,
      -d

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      • #4
        Re: SP upgrade question

        Are you talking about Exchange hotfixes or Windows ones?
        either way, you should not need to remove anything to apply a service pack -- an Exchange SP is basically a removal and reinstall (keeping settings)
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: SP upgrade question

          If you haven't spoken to Microsoft support and been provided with private hotfixes, then there is nothing to remove. Just install the service packs. Go straight to Exchange 2010 SP3, I have it on all of my clients and it is rock solid.

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          • #6
            Re: SP upgrade question

            ok, I checked my temp folder and I found two patches that I downloaded outside of windows update.

            981002 - WCF update
            979743 - MPIO Storage Device

            I'm thnking I can leave 981002 in since it is more .NET than OS but I will remove 979743 before I run R2 SP1.

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            • #7
              Re: SP upgrade question

              Why bother?
              In general a Windows SP will replace files it needs to regardless of version

              I have never removed hotfixes or patches before service packing a system, and have never encountered any problems as a result. The worst might be re-patching after the SP
              Tom Jones
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