Service pack order

Posted on 2007-10-12
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
I need to install both SP for win 2003 server and Exchange 2003.  Does it matter which order I do it?
Question by:Tim_233
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    Accepted Solution

    Even though it *shouldn't* matter, I would always install the service pack for Windows 2003 first.  Logically, there may be a feature in a Windows service pack that Exchange would require, but there would never be anything in Windows that would require something from Exchange.
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    Assisted Solution

    Installing the SP for 2003 server first would be a sound choice. The Exchange 2003 SP may require the server's being upgraded first. If there was an absolute requirement, it wouldn't let you install, so I doubt you could do any harm.
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    Expert Comment

    Personally, I would do the Exchange service packs first - they came out first (and doing them in chronological order is far better than number order)

    That said, I doubt it really matters.

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