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  • Question

  • Hello Forum,

     

    We are having issue with our Exchange 2010 and BES Server v. 5.0.2. I was told to do the Exchange upgrade to SP1. The Exchange server is on Server 2008 R2, the question is since we're running Win server 2008 R2 do i need to update the server 2008 R2 to SP1 before i install SP1 for the exchange.

     

    Regards,

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 5:17 PM

Answers

  • the following versions of Exchange are supported to run on Windows 2008 R2 SP1 

    Exchange 2010 SP1

    Exchange 2010 RTM

    Exchange 2007 SP3

    Windows 2008 R2 SP1 includes the hotfixes required to install Exchange 2010 SP1 (listed in Exchange 2010 SP1 FAQ and Known Issues — 979744, 983440, 979099, 982867 and 977020). If you're installing Exchange 2010 SP1 on a server running Windows 2008 R2 SP1, you don't need to install these hotfixes separately.

    http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2011/02/11/458044.aspx

    Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 and Windows 7 with SP1

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff817650(WS.10).aspx


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Proposed as answer by Rowen-Xu Thursday, June 16, 2011 8:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, June 24, 2011 9:07 AM
    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 5:55 PM

All replies

  • No.

    Exchange 2010 SP1 can be installed on Windows 2008 R2 RTM without any issues.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 5:21 PM
  • Thanks for quick reply Simon, 

     

    Does it really necessary to upgrade the Server 2008 R2 to SP1 at all.

     

    Regards,

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 5:30 PM
  • the following versions of Exchange are supported to run on Windows 2008 R2 SP1 

    Exchange 2010 SP1

    Exchange 2010 RTM

    Exchange 2007 SP3

    Windows 2008 R2 SP1 includes the hotfixes required to install Exchange 2010 SP1 (listed in Exchange 2010 SP1 FAQ and Known Issues — 979744, 983440, 979099, 982867 and 977020). If you're installing Exchange 2010 SP1 on a server running Windows 2008 R2 SP1, you don't need to install these hotfixes separately.

    http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2011/02/11/458044.aspx

    Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 and Windows 7 with SP1

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff817650(WS.10).aspx


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Proposed as answer by Rowen-Xu Thursday, June 16, 2011 8:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, June 24, 2011 9:07 AM
    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 5:55 PM
  • Thanks for quick reply Simon, 

     

    Does it really necessary to upgrade the Server 2008 R2 to SP1 at all.

     

    Regards,


    I would suggest installing it at some point. I have the service pack on all Windows 2008 R2 systems that I manage and haven't seen any issues. It isn't necessary from an Exchange point of view, but in general, I would say it is something you should do.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:13 PM