Installing Exchange 2007 SP1

Attempting install of SP1 for Exchange 2007 and the install fails after the readiness check.   The failure indicates that because this Exchange server is in a different site that the schema master the installl cannot continue.  
Do I need to run setup.exe /prepareschema  or what is the best way to work through this error?

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Either that or upgrade one of the servers at the site that the schema master resides.  Keep in mind that either way it'll need to happen at that site, I dont think you'll be able to do it from another site.
i would go with the prepareschea option from anywhere in the site where the schema master resides, you dont want to be making changes like transfering FSMO roles just for this, rather use the functions given in the install intended for this purpose
drichard16Author Commented:
I should have been clearer....

I have 2 Exchange that is in production, located in the site with all FSMO roles.   The other Exchange server is in my remote site and is going to be set up as a DR server.   This is the server I want to install the SP on first.   I want to do it this way in case it 'breaks' any configuration I have.  

But are you saying my only options are:
Either transfer the FSMO role to the remote site or just upgrade the production server, thereby updating the schema master and then update the remote server.

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no on the setup of the SP you can run it from the site with the fsmo roles with the prepareschema option this will resolve the problem and allow the sp install on the exchange server

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So to be clear both Zanemwest and myself are recommending that you:
1. Run 'setup /prepareschema' from your "production" site.
2. Install SP1 on your DR server.
3. Install SP1 on your Production server.

I would NOT transfer the FSMO role.

drichard16Author Commented:
Thank you for clearing up this issue.
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