Prerequisits to Exchange 2003 sp2 on SBS 2003
Posted on 2006-04-13
A new client of mine has an SBS 2003 exchange message store at capacity (16Gb.) I've bought them a little time with a temporary message store increase to 17Gb but they're closing in on that fast. Unfortunately, this server hasn't enjoyed regular maintenance so I'm concerned about making too many changes at once. What's the consensus option:
1) Resolve the issue at hand - Install Exchange 2003 SP2 on a SBS 2003 at SP0. Apply SBS SP1 later after the dust settles on the first change.
2) Slow it down - Bring SBS up to SP1 first. Apply Exchange SP2 later.
3) Stop worrying so much - Roll the dice and upgrade both in sequence.
Microsoft's documentation on Exchange SP2 recommends SBS SP1 but only in reference to a new feature in Exchange SP2.
Thanks for your consideration!