Installing Exchange Server 2007 SP1:

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Hello folks,

I’ve been upgrading some Exchange Server 2007 to SP1 since last November 30, and here are some hints that can be helpful in your environment:

  • Install the .Net Framework 2.0 SP1 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=029196ED-04EB-471E-8A99-3C61D19A4C5A&displaylang=en) or at least this kb (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/942027)
  • If you are running Veritas Backup Agent for the Operating Sytem, disable it before starting the upgrade process (the process name should be beremote.exe)
  • If you are installing using a TS session make sure that there is no other session using Exchange Management Shell or Exchange Management Console
  • If you are using ForeFront for Exchange version 10, you have to update it to SP1
  • If you have ExchangeServer authentication selected in the receive connector, this connector must have the fqdn or netbiots name of the Hub Transport server in the FQDN parameter
  • If you are using ForeFront you must make sure that the ForeFront services are disable during the upgrade process (see this kb: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=929080)
  • Some Services might have open files, the setup will inform the process and PID. If you need more information you can run tasklist | find “<PID-Number>”
  • If you’ve installed any software that requires a reboot, you should do that before deploy SP1 because the setup will require a reboot in order to continue the SP1 upgrade process

By the way, you can get the SP1 for 32bits and x64 at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=104387.

Have you experienced something different? If yes, please drop me a line and I will be adding to the current list.

 Ps.: Thanks for Mauro Rita from Portugal by correcting the .Net Framework SP1 link.

Best Regards,
Anderson Patricio

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Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and Office Server and Services, besides the Microsoft Award he also holds a Solutions Master (MCSM) in Exchange and several other certifications. Anderson has been contributing to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, twitter, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor here at ITPROCentral.com, MSExchange.org, Techgenix.com and Anderson Patricio.org (Portuguese).