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  • Hi, Guys.

    Need your assistance on this.

    Our Exchange 2007 environment are planning to upgrade to "Update Rollup 18 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 [KB3078672]. 

    We have 5 E2K7 servers to be updated to this update rollup 18 package. The 3 E2K7 servers are already in RU 10 [KB2788321], while the other 2 E2K7 servers are still in MS Exchange Server 2007 SP3 [8.3.083.6] as follows:

    1. EXCH1 > RU 10 [KB2788321] in Standard edition

    2. EXCH2 > RU 10 [KB2788321] in Standard edition

    3. EXCH3 > RU 10 [KB2788321] in Standard edition

    4. EXCH4 > MS Exchange Server 2007 SP3 [8.3.083.6] in Enterprise edition

    5. EXCH5 > MS Exchange Server 2007 SP3 [8.3.083.6] in Enterprise edition

    Given the scenario above, are there any prerequisites/considerations that need to be done first before installing  "Update Rollup 18 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 [KB3078672]" on all these E2K7 servers?

    Also, given 3 E2K7 servers are in Standard edition while the other 2 EK27 servers are in Enterprise edition, is there any separate "Update Rollup 18 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 [KB3078672]" for each of this edition [Standard and Edition]? Or is it okay to install  KB3078672 regardless of edition?

    Further, do you have any documentation/articles with screenshots on how to install "Update Rollup 18 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 [KB3078672]" on an Exchange 2007 server? Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Sunday, May 15, 2016 11:14 AM

Answers

  • Hi, Andy.

    Just to be clear, given that necessary Exchange services are stopped and restarted again during the update rollup process, once the rollup update has successfully completed, do we have to stop the Exchange services again before reboot the E2K7 standalone server? Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Exchange setup should take care of all that. No need to stop the services before reboot.

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    • Proposed as answer by David Wang_ Thursday, May 19, 2016 1:55 AM
    • Marked as answer by David Wang_ Monday, June 6, 2016 4:34 AM
    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 2:17 PM
  • You dont have to do anything with the storage or services, they should be restarted by Exchange. No information needed, just click NEXT and Install.

    After the update I would ensure all the services are started, databases mounted, event logs look good, clients can connect etc...


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    • Proposed as answer by David Wang_ Friday, May 27, 2016 1:50 AM
    • Marked as answer by David Wang_ Monday, June 6, 2016 4:34 AM
    Monday, May 16, 2016 1:42 PM

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  • Another Questions:

    1. Does this update rollup [KB3078672] require a reboot of the server after you apply it?

    2. How would you run/install this via elevated command prompt? What are the syntaxes? 

    3. How would you apply this on a standalone Exchange 2007 server SP3? How would you put the standalone servers in maintenance mode when you apply this update?

    Sunday, May 15, 2016 3:32 PM
  • https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee221147%28v=exchg.80%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    How to Install the Latest Service Pack or Update Rollup for Exchange 2007

    The same update is applied to Standard or Enterprise. It makes no difference. The upgrade process is the same.

    Generally a reboot is needed. I would regardless.

    There is no Maintenance Mode for a stand-alone server. Apply the update  knowing that the services will be stopped by the update processes and clients will not able to access the server until its back up cleanly.


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    • Proposed as answer by David Wang_ Monday, May 16, 2016 2:02 AM
    Sunday, May 15, 2016 4:18 PM
  • Hi, Andy.

    Do we have to do anything with their storage groups/databases prior installing the update rollup? So is it okay to upgrade the Exchange servers on RU18 regardless of their current update rollup package as long as they are in MS E2K7 SP3? Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Monday, May 16, 2016 5:09 AM
  • Hi,

    I noticed your servers are exchange 2007 SP3. So you don't worry about other things.

    You can install directly the most recent service pack and update rollup to keep the product up-to-date.

    The latest update rollup for exchange 2007 sp3 is UR18, you can click the following link to download it.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51498

    Regards,

    David


    Monday, May 16, 2016 6:22 AM
  • Hi, David.

    Thank you for your reply.

    After you apply the update rollup 18 and completed successfully on a stand-alone server that has mailbox, CAS, and HUB roles, do we have to do anything on its storage groups/databases/Exchange services prior rebooting the stand-alone E2K7 server? 

    Also, during installation of update rollup 18 on this standalone server, do I have to input any information regarding our organization or is the update process just click click Next?

    Further, what are the testing to be done after this update? Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Monday, May 16, 2016 1:12 PM
  • You dont have to do anything with the storage or services, they should be restarted by Exchange. No information needed, just click NEXT and Install.

    After the update I would ensure all the services are started, databases mounted, event logs look good, clients can connect etc...


    Test-ServiceHealth <server>

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    • Proposed as answer by David Wang_ Friday, May 27, 2016 1:50 AM
    • Marked as answer by David Wang_ Monday, June 6, 2016 4:34 AM
    Monday, May 16, 2016 1:42 PM
  • Hi, Andy.

    Just to be clear, given that necessary Exchange services are stopped and restarted again during the update rollup process, once the rollup update has successfully completed, do we have to stop the Exchange services again before reboot the E2K7 standalone server? Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:38 AM
  • Hi, Andy.

    Just to be clear, given that necessary Exchange services are stopped and restarted again during the update rollup process, once the rollup update has successfully completed, do we have to stop the Exchange services again before reboot the E2K7 standalone server? Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Exchange setup should take care of all that. No need to stop the services before reboot.

    Blog:    Twitter:   

    • Proposed as answer by David Wang_ Thursday, May 19, 2016 1:55 AM
    • Marked as answer by David Wang_ Monday, June 6, 2016 4:34 AM
    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 2:17 PM
  • Hi, Andy.

    Do I have to dismount any storage groups/databases prior the reboot for Standalone Exchange 2007 server?

    Further, what if there are other Standalone Exchange 2007 servers that are not patched for this RU18? Would that be okay? Would there be any risks/impacts/issues if all the Exchange 2007 servers in the environment are not on the same patch RU18 level? If so, do you have any articles/documentation to prove such? Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Friday, May 20, 2016 12:07 PM
  • Hi,

    Based on my knowledge,you don't need to dismount any storage groups/databases prior the reboot for Standalone Exchange 2007 server.

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

    I suggest you install the same updates in the servers.

    Regards,

    David 

    • Proposed as answer by David Wang_ Monday, May 23, 2016 2:07 AM
    Monday, May 23, 2016 2:07 AM