Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2 is here!

Exchange 2003 SP2 is finally ready. You can download it from links found at the Exchange site. The release is available in English, Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, and Italian. Here is a list of the Issues that are fixed in Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 And, SP2 is cumulative, so you don't need to apply SP1 first.

Before you do anything else, read the Exchange 2003 SP2 Release Notes Test the release on a test server that closely duplicates your environment. If you have third party applications (antivirus, antispam, backup, SAN, NAS, etc...) then check with the vendor to make sure there are no known issues. And, of course, make sure you have good backups and documentation before applying any type of update or service pack. :-)

If you are planning to use the Sender Id functionality of Exchange 2003 SP2, then make sure that you apply the Windows 2003 SMTP hotfix 905214. Since this is a W2K3 Post SP1 fix, it is not included with E2K3 SP2.


At 6:23 AM, Blogger Jim McBee said...

Until the fix is posted on the web site, just call Microsoft PSS. When you get an operator, tell them all you need is a hotfix and give them the KB article. After them issuing some disclaimers about it not being fully regression tested, they will send you the fix without charging you for it.

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