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Exchange 2003 Servicve Pack 2 - 14.Feb.2008 7:59:37 AM   
reddevilmikey

 

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Hi, We are still running with 2 Windows 2003 domains still on SP1. One of them has an Exchange 2003 environment and was wondering is there any specific order I need start installing SP2?

We have approx 12 DC's, 2 Front End Servers, 6 Back End Servers, 2 BES Servers,  2 ISA Servers, 2 SMTP Servers and many other

Any help would be appreciated

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RE: Exchange 2003 Servicve Pack 2 - 14.Feb.2008 8:33:54 AM   
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You need to install Exchange SP2 on the Front End Servers first.  Once that is completed than install on the Back End servers.

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RE: Exchange 2003 Servicve Pack 2 - 14.Feb.2008 8:50:23 AM   
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what about all the other servers? do they impact anything else?

is there any documentation that advises the best way of a MS SP2 deployment?

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RE: Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2 - 14.Feb.2008 12:53:47 PM   
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The simple rule with service packs is that they should be installed in order of release, and that any Exchange frontend servers are done before the backends.
Anything that has ESM installed on it - such as BES or workstations also needs to be updated with Exchange 2003 SP2 as soon as possible, but before the backend servers. Basically the backend servers should be last for Exchange service packs.

Long term you should be looking to get all servers up to the latest service packs and then run Microsoft Update or WSUS updates on them to bring them up to date.

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