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    Exchange 2007 SP2 RTM yesterday

    It's out, it probably breaks things, so try it on a test server or there'll be tears before bedtime.

    What's new: What's New in Exchange Server 2007 SP2: Exchange 2007 Help

    Release notes: Download details: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP2 Release Notes

    Download: Download details: Exchange Server 2007 SP2

    *Double-dares someone*

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    "Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 includes a VSS plug-in for Windows Server Backup to support Exchange backups. Once SP2 is installed, you can use Windows Server Backup to back up and restore your Exchange 2007 SP2 databases."

    Well that's nice

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    This was on the quiet by M$ wasnt it..........or I wasnt paying attention!!

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    *Double-dares someone*
    There's nothing in it that makes me want to rush.

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    I got 2007 SP1 (roll-update 9) on my box atm - its a test box soooooooooooooooooooo Im gonna stick SP2 on it.

    Wish me luck! I may not return for some time

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    Upgrading now

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    Im guessing something fun came up... or it took a southernly turn...

    I'm half tempted to put it on our a production servers...

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    Im back!

    I made it through.

    Nah, all went well, no problems this end.


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    Might slap it on tomorrow...

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    Installed on my Exch 2007 SP1 test bed I'd only just knocked up.

    The very last thing - one of the services didnt restart automatically - but that was a simple reboot of all the exchange boxes [a test bed so no one is using it but something to be mindful of if u attempt this on something live - probably best out of hours ] and it all came up nice.

    "Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 includes a VSS plug-in for Windows Server Backup to support Exchange backups. Once SP2 is installed, you can use Windows Server Backup to back up and restore your Exchange 2007 SP2 databases."

    Yeah... sounds good dont it?

    Nath.

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    I'm quite disappointed that you can't install this on Windows Server 2008 R2

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    Said this before, but: An Exchange box should do nothing besides Exchange, so the underlying OS should be largely irrelevant. And with E2K7 it helps if you've got the 32 bit management tools installed on a 32-bit OS somewhere, which gives you even less cause to go use whatever 2K8 R2 might have given you on the actual exchange box.

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    It's not a huge problem as such, just means that on my virtual test network I have to mix different versions of OS and have to download/dig out the copy I have of the first release

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    After the test server upgraded fine and stress-testing didn't show any wierdness, I upgraded the production box last night (I wanted the cmdlets). Excluding backup times for the mailserver and dcs, it took around 30mins, plus post-testing and backups.

    The setup log was clean, Exchange Best Practises Analyser shows no issues and windows event logs are happy.

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    I think I may have misunderstood this whole Exchange 2007 SP2 will not run on Server 2008 R2 issue.
    I assumed it meant that Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 cannot be installed to a machine running Server 2008 R2? I'm trying to install it to a server Running Server 2008 SP2 and I keep getting:

    "[ERROR] Cannot find at least one domain controller running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or later in domain 'DC=DCName,DC=com,DC=DCName'. This could be the result of moving domain controller objects in Active Directory. Check that at least one domain controller running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or later is located in the 'Domain Controllers' organizational unit (OU) and rerun setup."

    So just a warning to all of you, it refers to your Active Directory Forest as well...
    And what are the chances, I had JUST upgraded both our Domain Controllers to R2 :P

    You Had Me At EHLO... : Exchange 2007 SP2 Setup fails if all domain controllers are running Windows Server 2008 R2

    Some reading matter on the subject incase you're interested

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