[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Fang Xie]
Microsoft Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 will be released soon on Microsoft Download Center for all Microsoft Exchange 2007 users, including Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 users.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is the industry’s leading server for e-mail, calendaring and unified messaging. Exchange Server 2007 is the foundation for a dynamic and holistic unified communications experience, and has been designed to meet the challenges and address the messaging needs of today’s businesses. Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) enables customers to increase their operational efficiency and it sets the foundation for the transition to Exchange Server 2010, which is expected to be available in the second half of 2009. It also contains all fixes that released earlier in update rollup packages for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. After Microsoft Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 is released, future Exchange upcoming Rollup Updates (RUs) will be offered to SP2-applied servers. For more information about Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP2, please refer to Exchange team blog.
Important update: Installing Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP2 on Windows Small Business Server 2008 currently causes problems in some web services of Windows SBS 2008 and requires manual steps to fix the problems. A prerequisite check is deployed in Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP2 setup program for Windows SBS 2008 so that Windows SBS users will be alerted and prompted before proceeding with installation.
UPDATED CONTENT [1/14/2010]
The Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 Installation Tool has now been released. For more information, visit:
Microsoft Windows SBS team is working on a Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP2 installation tool on Windows SBS 2008. The tool will automate the Exchange 2007 SP2 installation with a better user experience. With this tool released, users can download the tool to the Exchange 2007 SP2 setup folder and launch the SP2 setup from the tool. The tool will remove the prompt, stop the FSE services, launch Exchange 2007 setup UI, and then perform post-setup cleanup after SP2 installation is successfully completed.
For users who want to deploy Exchange 2007 SP2 on their Windows SBS machines urgently, manual steps are provided in KB 973862. However, we strongly recommend users to leverage our upcoming installation tool for a successful SP2 installation. We will inform you via this blog when this tool is available.
Note: KB 973862 should be available next week.