Exchange 2010 sp2

Is it a best practice to upgrade straight to service pack 2 for Exchange 2010. We are a one exchange server org. running exchange 2010 without sp 1.
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Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
There are a number of bug fixes on SP2 so it's best to install it.

You might check here for issues that others have run into
tfgeorgeAuthor Commented:
The question is whether sp1 can be skipped and just install sp2. please provide documentation if possible.
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Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
Looks like you need SP1 to install on Server 2008

 Install the Exchange 2010 SP1 and SP2 Hotfixes for Windows Server 2008 SP2

The following hotfixes are required for Windows Server 2008 SP2:

Install the update described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 977624, AD RMS clients do not authenticate federated identity providers in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista. Without this update, Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) features may stop working.

Install the update described in Knowledge Base article 979744, A .NET Framework 2.0-based Multi-AppDomain application stops responding when you run the application.

Install the update described in Knowledge Base article 979917, Two issues occur when you deploy an ASP.NET 2.0-based application on a server that is running IIS 7.0 or IIS 7.5 in Integrated mode. For more information, see these MSDN Code Gallery pages:

For additional background information, see KB979917 - QFE for Sharepoint issues - Perf Counter fix & User Impersonation.

For the available downloads, see KB979917 - QFE for Sharepoint issues - Perf Counter fix & User Impersonation.

Install the update described in Knowledge Base article 973136, FIX: ArgumentNullException exception error message when a .NET Framework 2.0 SP2-based application tries to process a response with zero-length content to an asynchronous ASP.NET Web service request: "Value cannot be null".

Install the update described in Knowledge Base article 977592, RPC over HTTP clients cannot connect to the Windows Server 2008 RPC over HTTP servers that have RPC load balancing enabled.

There is no reason to hop via SP1 first. Just go straight from 2010 RTM to 2010 SP2. The service packs are cumulative and include all the previous updates (in fact, the SP2 media is capable of installing Exchange from scratch).

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Miguel Angel Perez MuñozCommented:
CIf you have ESET AV for Exchange, wait until has a version compatible with SP2. At this time has no version compatible with SP2 and installing may cause that your Exchange has not antivirus protection.
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