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    Exchange 2007 service pack 2


    Hi everyone, I'm new to the devshed forums and a bit of a novice. when it comes to Exchange 2007.

    I have been tasked with managing an Exchange Server 2007 system, Exchange is SP1, which is running on Server 2008 SP1.

    The question I have is, due to the lack of log pruning capabilities in Exchange 2007 SP1, I need to upgrade to SP2. The problem I have is that the disc space is limited to 8Gb due to the log files not getting pruned when a full back up is performed. Do I need to update Server 2008 to SP2 before I update Exchange 2007.

    I have Googled a heap and haven't found anything that says I do?

    Any help would be much appreicated.

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    The only thing relating to requirments of 2008 I found on a technet blog and it states that I just need to ensure that Windows Installer 4.5 is installed.

    The machine on which you run the Exchange 2007 setup schema extension process must be:

    a. Windows Server 2003 SP2 with Windows Installer 4.5 installed
    b. Windows Server 2008 with Windows Installer 4.5 installed
    c. Windows Server 2008 SP2


    Has anyone any experience of this?

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    According to this website Exchange 2007 SP2 is supported on both Windows Server and Windows Server SP2. For security and stability reasons I would recommend upgrading the Server to Server 2008 SP2 before starting (since service packs are a colleciton of the latest updates and security patches).
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    Thanks for the response seack79, I managed to install Windows Installer 4.5 and update Exchange 2007 to SP2 without updating the OS to SP2, I did this as I was unsure what space the OS update would take up. All went well with the update and at the weekend I'm going to update the OS.


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    Glad you got it sorted out, thanks for posting your final solution.

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