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SBS 2003 with service pack2

I am douing transfer of data and exchnage users mailbox from SBS 2003 standard to a new machine running SBS 2003 R2 with service pack 2. Should I install service pack 2 for exchnage; and if yes  when before transfering exchnange mailboxes or after. Tp transfer I will use Exmerge toll from Microsoft.

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m_rodzen
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m_rodzenAuthor Commented:
please do not send me 10 tips from microsoft, I would like to knwo if someone did try it and really like it service pack 2 with exchnage.
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purplepomegraniteCommented:
I always put the latest SP for Exchange on my SBS installations.  In my experience it doesn't matter if this is done at time of install or later when Exchange is fully running (though of course, during the upgrade Exchange will be unavailable).  I would normally do it as soon as possible.  That being said I recently installed it on un unpatched SBS server (that had been in use for a considerable time) so that I could enable the Intelligent Message Filter.  I have had no issues related to SP2 on Windows SBS, whether R2 or not.  I  support around 20 SBS server on an ongoing basis.
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CircleblueCommented:
To me I would install service pack 2 before migrating data.  The reason being if it dumps on you, then you have not wasted time transferring data and have to do it again.  The biggest reason for going to SP2 on Exchange is the increase of the mail from a total of 16 GB to 75 GB total storage.  Plus the IMF is a good point too.  Just my two cents on how I would approach the migration.  I would  update and patch to the most recent before moving data.    Good luck.  
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