Exchange and Active Directory


I have Active directory 2003 running with Exchange 2007 SP1 on different servers in our environment.

Can I upgrade Active Directory to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and keep Exchange 2007 SP1, as it is?

Will this cause any compatibility issue?


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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
yes it is fine, as long as it's SP3 with RU13 or later
you can go as far as windows 2012 functional level but not 2012 R2

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Adam FarageSr. Enterprise ArchitectCommented:
Yes, just make sure you update as Seth stated.
Jorge OcampoCommented:
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Roger38Author Commented:
No, I want to keep exchange as it is, at Exchange 2007 SP1.


Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
as i mentioned, it requires SP3 with RU13 at a minimum
SP1 went out of support over 4 years ago
Roger38Author Commented:
What is the easiest way to upgrade exchange 2007 SP1 to Exchange SP3 with  RU13?

Adam FarageSr. Enterprise ArchitectCommented:
Install Exchange 2007 SP3, and then install Update Rollup 13.

I am not sure why you would want to stay on SP1, that has been out of support for a while and if you called MS for anything they would not support it without you updating.
Adam FarageSr. Enterprise ArchitectCommented:
@Roger and @eenookami,

I agree. Seth did provide the original solution, I was just throwing in the upgrade path. I would prefer that Seth received the points as his solution technically was the right one, or you can split it if you feel I do require something.
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