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Installing Service Pack 2 on Windows 2008 Small Buisness Server

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I am in the process of doing a staged migration from an on premise Windows 2008 Small Business server w/SP1 running exchange.  When I try to install the DirSync (to start syncing AD and move mailboxes to Outlook365) I get an message saying I need at least Windows 2008 SP2 or later.

When running Windows update it doesn't give me the option to install SP2 for Windows 2008 SBS or any other option.  So my main question is how are you suppose to install SP2 on Windows 2008 Small Business Server.?I downloaded the SP2 for Windows 2008 and Vista.. I am not sure if you just run it?? Is there a special way of installing SP2 for SBS?  This is a very important server and I just want to be careful before proceeding.

Please help.

Mike
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Shreedhar Ette earned 500 total points
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You just run it to install Windows 2008 Service Pack 2.

It is recommend to deploy the Directory Sync tool on a member server rather than a Domain Controller. As Directory Sync tool installs FIM 2010 R2 SP1 and SQL Server 2012 Express SP1 by default, it will add overhead to Domain Controller server.
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Does the Windows 2008 SBS DC need to be on SP2?
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For the DirSyc to work?
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by:Shreedhar Ette
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Windows has to be updated with latest updates and as per error you posted it needed.
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by:Larry Struckmeyer MVP
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Be sure to restart the server and run the BPA before applying service pack.  You want to verify there are no existing issues so if any appear after running the SP you know where to look.
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