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  • Question

  • Hello All,

    1-  Is it possible to install Exchange 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 R2?

    2-  Is it possible to download the Exchange 2007 SP3 from Microsoft Download Center and Install it in a production environment on Windows Server 2008 R2 system and using the key provided by Microsoft to activate the product (Exchange 2007 sp3 downloaded from microsoft download center (public))?

    3-  In other words, can a product be downloaded from public microsoft download center and installed on a production system, and activated using Prodcut key provided by Microsoft?

    thanks in advance.

    Friday, February 17, 2012 8:11 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    1. I would advise you to go for SP3 and Windows 2008 R2, in the What's new section you'll see that Windows 2008 R2 is now supported
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607226%28v=exchg.80%29.aspx

    2. Yes, http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=24111

    3. Yes


    Jonas Andersson | Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011 | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 | Blog: http://www.testlabs.se/blog | Follow me on twitter: jonand82

    Friday, February 17, 2012 9:03 AM
  • Go to Server Configuration...Go to properties of exchange server and you will see the Edition mentioned.
    Post the udpate.

    Oh, forgot to mention, you will have to restart MSExchangeInformationStore service for activation to take effect.


    Gulab Prasad,
    MCITP: Exchange Server 2010 | MCITP: Exchange Server 2007
    MCITP: Lync Server 2010 | MCITP: Windows Server 2008
    My Blog | Z-Hire Employee Provisioning App


    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:02 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    1. I would advise you to go for SP3 and Windows 2008 R2, in the What's new section you'll see that Windows 2008 R2 is now supported
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607226%28v=exchg.80%29.aspx

    2. Yes, http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=24111

    3. Yes


    Jonas Andersson | Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011 | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 | Blog: http://www.testlabs.se/blog | Follow me on twitter: jonand82

    Friday, February 17, 2012 9:03 AM
  • 1: Yes, But not supported by Microsoft. Supported product is Exchange 2007 SP3 on 2008 R2, As Jonas said.
    2: Yes
    3: Yes

    Cheers,


    Gulab Prasad,
    MCITP: Exchange Server 2010 | MCITP: Exchange Server 2007
    MCITP: Lync Server 2010 | MCITP: Windows Server 2008
    My Blog | Z-Hire Employee Provisioning App


    • Edited by Gulab Prasad Saturday, February 18, 2012 5:56 PM udpate
    Saturday, February 18, 2012 5:55 PM
  • Thanks for the replies; really appreciate.

    Would the Product Key of Exchange 2007 SP1 work on Exchange 2007 SP3 (Downloaded from Microsoft Public Download Center)? And if not, what is the workaround? Do I need to contact Microsoft to get the new key and pay for it or Microsoft will provide the new key without any charges?

    Thanks in advance.

    Sunday, February 19, 2012 7:48 AM
  • Hi Geek,

    The software you download from Microsoft Download Center is a full Exchange standard version.

    For the product key issue, I suggest you call Microsoft to know detail:
    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/activation-centers.aspx

    Thanks,

    Evan


    Evan Liu

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, February 20, 2012 4:01 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the reply, but would the key of Exchange 2007 SP1 work on Exchange 2007 SP3?
    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:34 AM
  • Thanks for the reply, but would the key of Exchange 2007 SP1 work on Exchange 2007 SP3?

    Sorry, I am not sure on this issue, I suggest you follow my last post to call Microsoft, they will answer you question.

    Thanks,

    Evan


    Evan Liu

    TechNet Community Support


    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:53 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the reply, but would the key of Exchange 2007 SP1 work on Exchange 2007 SP3?
    Yes, it will, Product key is nothing to do with Service Packs

    Gulab Prasad,
    MCITP: Exchange Server 2010 | MCITP: Exchange Server 2007
    MCITP: Lync Server 2010 | MCITP: Windows Server 2008
    My Blog | Z-Hire Employee Provisioning App

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 8:59 AM
  • Thanks for the answer.  I will try and let you know.
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:03 AM
  • I have entered keys and the wizard ran.  How to verify successful activation?
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 11:34 AM
  • Go to Server Configuration...Go to properties of exchange server and you will see the Edition mentioned.
    Post the udpate.

    Oh, forgot to mention, you will have to restart MSExchangeInformationStore service for activation to take effect.


    Gulab Prasad,
    MCITP: Exchange Server 2010 | MCITP: Exchange Server 2007
    MCITP: Lync Server 2010 | MCITP: Windows Server 2008
    My Blog | Z-Hire Employee Provisioning App


    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:02 PM
  • Thanks for the reply.  If it shows edition, it means it is activated?
    Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:43 AM