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  • If I have new fresh installation of Windows Server 2008 R2, then I want to Install Exchange 2007, what step should I do first? Install the Exchange 2007 with SP1 then upgrade to SP3 or can I do a slipstream installation of the SP3 so it will install Exchange 2007 with SP3 ?
    rgds, Krisna
    Sunday, July 11, 2010 4:27 PM

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  • I would install Exch 2007 with SP3 slipstrreamed.  The download for SP3 is the full installation of Exchange.  The fact that Exch 2007 with SP1 is not R2 compatible, you will run into problems.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1687160b-634a-43cb-a65a-f355cff0afa6&displaylang=en

    "Clean installations of Exchange 2007 SP3 on a new server are possible by using this download in the same manner as you would install Exchange 2007 RTM, Exchange 2007 SP1 or Exchange 2007 SP2. "


    Tim Harrington - Catapult Systems - http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com
    Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:28 PM
  • Exchange 2007 SP3 provides support only for a new installation of Exchange on Windows Server 2008 R2. Exchange 2007 SP3 is not supported in an upgrade scenario on Windows Server 2008 R2. For example, Exchange 2007 SP3 does not support the following installation scenarios:

    • A new Exchange 2007 SP3 installation on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer that has been upgraded from Windows Server 2008
    • Upgrading Exchange 2007 SP2 to Exchange 2007 SP3 on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer that has been upgraded from Windows Server 2008
    • Upgrading the operating system from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2 on a computer that has Exchange 2007 SP3 installed

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607226(EXCHG.80).aspx

    Thanks


    Your expertise never fails to impress!
    Monday, July 12, 2010 8:54 AM
  • I have the exact scenario where I need to upgrade an Exchange 2007 SP1 server that is running (without problems) on Server 2008 R2.

    Is it possible to install Exchange SP3 on this server? SP2 refused to install due to it being Server 2008 R2.

     

    What are the likely problems of upgrading this box to SP3?

     

    TIA

    Phil

    Friday, July 16, 2010 5:44 PM
  • hmmm...was the Windows 2008 server upgraded to R2?  Exchange 2007 SP1 is not supported there and SP3 is not supported on an upgraded Windows 2008 R2 server (upgraded from non-R2) as Richard states above.  To answer your main question.  Yes, you can upgrade from SP1 directly to SP3.  There will be an AD schema extension as part of the process.

    You can use the following methods to install Exchange 2007 SP3:

    • On a computer that is running the original release version of Exchange 2007, upgrade the program to Exchange 2007 SP3.
    • On a computer that is running Exchange 2007 SP1, upgrade the program to Exchange 2007 SP3.
    • On a computer that is running Exchange 2007 SP2, upgrade the program to Exchange 2007 SP3.
    • Perform a new installation of Exchange 2007 SP3.

    See release notes: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607233(EXCHG.80).aspx


    Tim Harrington - Catapult Systems - http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com

    • Proposed as answer by TWHarrington Friday, July 16, 2010 6:40 PM
    Friday, July 16, 2010 6:38 PM
  • This was a fresh installation of Server 2008 R2. We installed Exchange 2007 SP1 directly onto it without any issues or warning messages to alert us that it wasn't supported. We actually had some VSS related, Arcserve backup issues with this box and opened a support case with Microsoft. At no stage did they make any reference to Exchange 2007 not being supported on Server 2008 R2.

    When SP2 was released we attempted to install it but it immediately told us that it wasn't supported on Server 2008 R2 and refused to install.

    I'll do some testing before trying to install SP3 and I'll let you know how I get on.

    Phil

    Monday, July 19, 2010 9:49 AM