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  • Question

  • Hi, Guys.

    Need your assistance on this.

    Could you please provide me any articles/documentation regarding the procedures/processes [failover process, etc] to patch Exchange 2007? It is an Exchange Patching not Windows/OS patching for Exchange 2007? Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Saturday, April 23, 2016 9:52 AM

Answers

  • https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee221147(v=exchg.80).aspx

    Unless you are running CAS-CAS proxying in your environment, the order in which you apply a service pack or update rollup package to servers is not important. However, we recommend that you apply service packs or update rollup packages to servers that are running the Client Access server role first. Then, apply the service pack or update rollup package to servers that are running the other Exchange server roles.


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    • Marked as answer by David Wang_ Friday, May 6, 2016 7:48 AM
    Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:51 AM

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    • Proposed as answer by David Wang_ Monday, April 25, 2016 2:45 AM
    Saturday, April 23, 2016 12:08 PM
  • Hi, Andy.

    Thank you for your reply.

    What about for Exchange 2007 Standalone server? If the ClusteredStorageType value is "disabled" that means the server is a standalone server right? 

    Do you have any articles/documentation for the procedures/processes to patch 3 items as follows:

    What role to be patched first?

    1. E2K7 > CAS Role

    2. E2K7 > CAS, HUB roles

    3. Standalone E2K7 [Multi-roles] > Mailbox, CAS, HUB

    Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Thursday, May 5, 2016 8:38 AM
  • https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee221147(v=exchg.80).aspx

    Unless you are running CAS-CAS proxying in your environment, the order in which you apply a service pack or update rollup package to servers is not important. However, we recommend that you apply service packs or update rollup packages to servers that are running the Client Access server role first. Then, apply the service pack or update rollup package to servers that are running the other Exchange server roles.


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    • Marked as answer by David Wang_ Friday, May 6, 2016 7:48 AM
    Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:51 AM
  • Hi, Andy.

    What if we don't patch 1 E2K7 server that has CAS role, 1 E2K7 server that has CAS & HUB roles, and 1 E2K7 server that has Mailbox, CAS, and HUB roles? 

    We only patch 2 E2K7 servers that has Mailbox, CAS, and HUB roles? 

    What are the impacts/risks if we do this? Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Thursday, May 12, 2016 1:47 PM
  • Hi,

    If you have CAS roles in an array/load-balanced, they also should all have the same SP/RU level. 

    In general,It is a good practice that all server should be on the same patch level.

    Based on my knowledge,there is no risk if we install the patch successfully.

    In larger multi-server envrionments please take the following order to install the patch:
    1. Client Access server
    2. Hub Transport server
    3. Mailbox server

    Regards,

    David 

    • Proposed as answer by David Wang_ Monday, May 16, 2016 1:53 AM
    Friday, May 13, 2016 6:24 AM
  • Hi, David.

    Thank you for your reply.

    Hi, David / Andy.

    How do you patch standalone Exchange 2007 server? Are we just going to stop the Exchange services or do we have to dismount DBs hosted on that non-clustered mailbox servers? Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Friday, May 13, 2016 9:33 AM
  • Hi,

    Please have a look at the above links provided by Andy.

    The link introduces the detailed steps to install Exchange 2007 Update Rollups.

    Regards,

    David 

    Monday, May 16, 2016 1:54 AM