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upgrading exchange to sp3 rollupdate4

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hi, about to upgrade Exchange 2007 sp2 to sp3 with update 4
are there any issue swith this,?
or an order i should do the servers in ?
CA, hub, mailbox  and a couple of multifunction
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Hi,

No issues with this.  the MS Best Practice is to update in the following order:

CAS
Hub
Mailbox
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Recommendations for installing SP2 - probably the same for rollup packs :-

# We recommend that you upgrade your servers that are running the Mailbox server role after you upgrade your servers that are running the Client Access, Unified Messaging, Hub Transport, or Edge Transport server roles. Upgrade your computers in the following order:

   1. Client Access servers

   2. Unified Messaging servers

   3. Hub Transport servers

   4. Edge Transport servers

   5. Mailbox servers

If you upgrade your servers in this order, you may avoid potential service interruptions.

# We recommend that you upgrade Client Access servers that reside in Internet-facing sites before you upgrade Client Access servers that reside in sites without Internet connectivity.

Release notes for SP3 - please note the unsupported scenarios with 2008R2

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607233%28EXCHG.80%29.aspx

Discussion here on issues with this rollup particularly related to Apple services

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/07/07/released-update-rollup-4-for-exchange-server-2007-sp3.aspx

Note that Microsoft only recommend applying Rollups if you are actually experiencing issues which the patch specifically fixes. It is always better in any other case to wait for next fully tested SP.

HTH
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by:kkareem
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if your exchange server is simple:
CAS
HUB
MB
Edge
if Cluster than you should take care CMS
order should be as follow
CAS
HUB
Passive mailbox upgrade
upgrade CMS on above Passive  upgraded node
Upgrade the rest node
further detail please consdier the below links:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676320(EXCHG.80).aspx
Before you begin you should back up the below:
mailbox database
cas iis configuration
queue and log from hub transport server


Regards
KK
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great thanks guys
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Order is CAS, Hub, Mailbox.

The latest update rollup is 5 though for Exchange 2007 SP3.

http://www.howexchangeworks.com/2011/09/update-rollup-5-for-exchange-2007-sp3.html
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thank you
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Welcome !!
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