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Steps to migrate: Exchange 2010 SP1 / Windows 2008 R2 -----> Exchange 2010 SP3 / Windows 2008 R2 SP1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all!

    Is it possible to perform this migration?

    For example, can I upgrade Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 2008 R2 SP1 while installed Exchange 2010 SP1 DAG?

    Thanks!

    Monday, May 5, 2014 8:58 AM

Answers

  • Thanks for your responses!

    So, before upgrading Exchange to SP3, I should upgrade my CAS/HUB Windows to Windows 2008 R2 SP2, shouldnt I?

    After that perform the migration process to Exchange 2010 SP3 starting with the CAS/HUB servers and then the DAG.

    Am I in the correct way?

    YES, you really should install Service Pack 1 (SP2 for Windows Server 2008 R2 doesn't exist) on the servers not having it already before you install Exchange 2010 SP3.

    Exchange Server Supportability Matrix
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff728623(v=exchg.150).aspx


    Martina Miskovic

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 6:43 AM

All replies

  • Thanks Maxwell.

    I know the general upgrade process but in my actual situation i dont know if its possible and/or necessary to upgrade Windows to R2 SP1.

    I mean. Actually i have:

    2 x (Windows 2008 R2 SP1 / Exchange 2010 SP2)   CAS/HUB servers

    2 x (Windows 2008 R2 / Exchange 2010 SP2) DAG cluster

    I want all of them to be upgraded to Exchange 2010 SP3.

    ¿Is the Windows 2008 R2 (without SP1) compatible with Exchange 2010 SP3?

    ¿Is it possible to upgrade Windows 2008 R2 to SP1 while Exchange 2010 SP2 installed?

    Thanks

    Monday, May 5, 2014 11:47 AM
  • ¿Is the Windows 2008 R2 (without SP1) compatible with Exchange 2010 SP3?

    ¿Is it possible to upgrade Windows 2008 R2 to SP1 while Exchange 2010 SP2 installed?

    Thanks

    1. Might work to install SP3, but you would still be on an unsupported configuration - I don't see this as an option.
    2. Yes absolutely and you really should upgrade the OS before you install SP3.

    Martina Miskovic

    Monday, May 5, 2014 6:13 PM
  • Hi,

    From the following article, we can install Exchange 2010 SP3 only on computers that are running Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012. So there is no need to upgrade from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 2008 R2 SP1.

    Release Notes for Exchange Server 2010 SP3
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj965774(v=exchg.141).aspx

    If you want to upgrade Exchange 2010 SP2 to SP3, you can refer to the article below.

    Installing Update Rollups on Database Availability Group Members
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ee861125(v=exchg.141).aspx

    Hope this helps.

    Best regards,
    Belinda


    Belinda Ma
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 5:27 AM
  • Thanks for your responses!

    So, before upgrading Exchange to SP3, I should upgrade my CAS/HUB Windows to Windows 2008 R2 SP2, shouldnt I?

    After that perform the migration process to Exchange 2010 SP3 starting with the CAS/HUB servers and then the DAG.

    Am I in the correct way?

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 5:52 AM
  • Thanks for your responses!

    So, before upgrading Exchange to SP3, I should upgrade my CAS/HUB Windows to Windows 2008 R2 SP2, shouldnt I?

    After that perform the migration process to Exchange 2010 SP3 starting with the CAS/HUB servers and then the DAG.

    Am I in the correct way?

    YES, you really should install Service Pack 1 (SP2 for Windows Server 2008 R2 doesn't exist) on the servers not having it already before you install Exchange 2010 SP3.

    Exchange Server Supportability Matrix
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff728623(v=exchg.150).aspx


    Martina Miskovic

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 6:43 AM
  • Hello

    What about...?

    - http://windowsitpro.com/blog/no-windows-upgrade-for-exchange-servers

    - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx

    "You can't upgrade Windows when Exchange is installed on the server."

    Thanks

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:00 AM
  • Hello

    What about...?

    - http://windowsitpro.com/blog/no-windows-upgrade-for-exchange-servers

    - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx

    "You can't upgrade Windows when Exchange is installed on the server."

    Thanks

    Those two articles talks about changing the OS from one version to a later one = Not supported.
    In your case, you asked about installing SP1 on Windows Server 2008 R2 -> Not the same scenario

    Martina Miskovic

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:36 AM
  • Thanks, Martina!

    Only trying to ensure i'll get no problems or the minimum possible

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:46 AM