Installing service packs and hotfixes on Exchange 2007 with Forefront Security for Exchange installed.


Installing service packs and hot fixes on an Exchange 2007 server with Forefront Security for Exchange is a routine task that administrators should do, below are the information for how to install it:

  1. Stop all Exchange-related services. Also, stop any Forefront Security for Exchange Server-related services that may be running after Exchange has stopped.
  2. Run the FSCUtility tool to disconnect Forefront Security for Exchange Server from Exchange. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Start a command prompt, and then change the directory to that of the Forefront Security for Exchange Server installation.
    2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: FSCUtility /disable
  3. Install the service pack or the hotfix.
  4. Start the Exchange-related services, and then verify that all the Exchange-related services are running.
  5. Stop all the Exchange-related services.
  6. Run the FSCUtility tool to connect Forefront Security for Exchange Server to Exchange. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Start a command prompt, and then change the directory to that of the Forefront Security for Exchange Server installation.
    2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: FSCUtility /enable
  7. Start the Exchange-related services.