Thursday, June 07, 2007

Exchange 2007 and Windows 2003 Service Pack 2

I have seen a few dicussions recently about Exchange 2007 and Windows 2003 Service Pack 2, so I thought I would blog about my own experiences. I am installing a new CCR cluster and 2 load balanced HT/CA servers. I decided to go ahead and use Windows 2003 Service Pack 2. After the initial OS and SP2 installation, you STILL need the following:

x64 .NET Framework
Windows PowerShell for W2K3 x64
.NET Hotfix KB 926776

Thus far, though, W2K3 SP2 has saved me quite a bit of time in prepping the OS and I have noticed no problems. One note, I am using Dell 2950s and I ran the Dell v5.2 Server Update Utility and brought all of the firmware and device drivers up to date.


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