Support for Service Pack Updates in Lync Server 2010 and Office Communications Server


Customers deploying
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software, Microsoft Office
Communications Server 2007 R2, and Office Communications Server 2007 will
encounter a service pack update for Windows Server operating system and
Microsoft SQL Server database software used in the deployment. But you might be
asking, "Are service pack updates supported in my deployment?"

Author: Tom Laciano

Publication date: February 2011

Product version: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
R2, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

Customers deploying Lync Server 2010, Office Communications
Server 2007 R2, and Office Communications Server 2007 will encounter a service
pack update for Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server database software used
in the deployment. But will this be supported in your deployment?

The answer is yes. We will support any service pack beyond what
we documented as the minimum required for support.  

Office Communications Server
2007 R2
shipped with the following documented Operating
Systems and Database Software
as supported:

Lync Server 2010 shipped with the following documented Operating
Systems
and Database
Software
as supported:

Supported Operating Systems

  • 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008
    Standard, or 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64
    Edition with Service Pack 2 (SP2), or Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise
    x64 Edition with SP2
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard x64
    Edition with SP2, or Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition with SP2

Supported Operating Systems

  • The Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
    operating system
  • The Windows Server 2008 R2
    Enterprise operating system
  • The Windows Server 2008 R2
    Datacenter operating system
  • The Windows Server 2008 Standard
    operating system with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • The Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
    operating system with SP2
  • The
    Windows Server 2008 Datacenter operating system with SP2

Supported Back-End Server Databases

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (32-bit or
    64-bit edition)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with SP2
    (32-bit or 64-bit edition)

 

Supported Back-End Server
Databases

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 with Service
    Pack 1 (SP1) Enterprise Edition database software or SQL Server 2008
    with SP1 Standard Edition (64-bit edition)
  • Microsoft
    SQL Server 2005 with Service Pack 3 (SP3) Enterprise Edition or SQL
    Server 2005 with SP3 Standard Edition (64-bit edition)

Since that time, Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2 for Windows Server
2008 and Service Pack 3 and Service Pack 4 for SQL Server 2005 were released.
Each of these service packs is supported for Communications Server 2007 R2. Future
service packs will also be supported.

IMPORTANT   However,
don't confuse a service pack release with an R2 release.  R2 releases are not considered service packs,
as they include fixes and significant feature enhancements.  An R2 release is a new version release, which
requires formal testing.

An example was the testing needed prior to announcing support
for Windows Server 2008 R2, as discussed on the NextHop Blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2010/11/06/supportability-for-office-communications-server-2007-r2-and-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx.

Summary

When faced with a Windows Server or SQL Server update, you can
confidently apply the update, knowing that it is supported.

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Comments (6)
  1. Tom Laciano says:

    Gautum, Can you be more explicit in what you want to see updated. When I review the link you shared, that is the content already in the column for 2007 R2 but in a different format.

    Forgive me if I am missing the change.

    Tom Laciano

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