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Exchange 2007 SP1 Upgrade Failed

Posted on 2007-12-06
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I upgraded E2K7 to SP1 in my test environment. The upgrade removed Exchange 2007 from  my test server and failed out with the error message "A reboot is required to complete the operations on {24B2C164-DE66-44FE-B468-A46D9D5E6B31}"

Reinstalling from either the original E2K7 CD, or from the SP1 .exe has not been possible. The error message that is encountered when attempting a reinstall is "backup settings registry key is present....build-to-build upgrade mode is available"

Not sure what to do at this point
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by:kristinaw
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see if you have the following registry key (or one similar)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Exchange\v8.0

if you do, check for values called...
Action
Watermark

delete these values

check your services applet. are the exchange services stopped and disabled? re-enable (automatic) and restart them. make sure IISadmin and related services are re-enabled and restarted as well, if applicable.

try sp1 update again.

kris.
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by:ATIG
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you bet me to it...... I have had to remove the water mark a few time ..... let us know if that does not work
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by:AlanBG
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No, nothing even close is present in the registry. Any other ideas?
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Exchange\v8.0

did you find this key?
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by:AlanBG
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yes, I did
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by:kristinaw
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but you do not have the action or watermark keys?

kris.
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or values, rather.
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look under the roles located on the box i,e setup or mailbox etc..
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by:AlanBG
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Sorry, I should have been more clear. I searched the entire registry.
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by:ATIG
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And what happens when you try to do the upgrade now?
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Well, since I haven't made any changes since I posted this problem, the situation is just as I described in my initial posting
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The problem was fixed by using adsi edit to drill down in the Configuration container to the Exchange area and deleting the server that was hosed by the SP1 upgrade.

After that I was able to do a clean install of SP1. Never did find any watermarks.....
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glad to hear you go it :)
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by:hiyusuf
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HI ,
Dear how u got the issue fix as i also got this same issue my exchange 2007 Crash down after upgradation of SP1 and now i am screwed kindly let me what to do .Kindly email me on yusuf@jashanmal.net
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HI,
I got to fix the problem .It crashed due to the Antivirus program installed on the server.
Recommended disable or uninstall any antivirus application before installation or upgradation of Exchange SP1
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