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Hi,

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?

Thanks

Roger38
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Seth Simmons earned 250 total points
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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

Exchange Server Supportability Matrix
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff728623(v=exchg.150).aspx
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by:Adam Farage
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Yes, just make sure you update as Seth stated.
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by:Jorge Ocampo
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Are you planning to upgrade exchange as well?
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by:Roger38
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No, I want to keep exchange as it is, at Exchange 2007 SP1.

Thanks,

Roger38
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by:Seth Simmons
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as i mentioned, it requires SP3 with RU13 at a minimum
SP1 went out of support over 4 years ago

http://support2.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?sort=PN&alpha=Microsoft+Exchange+Server+2007&Filter=FilterNO
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by:Roger38
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What is the easiest way to upgrade exchange 2007 SP1 to Exchange SP3 with  RU13?

Thanks,
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by:Adam Farage
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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.
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@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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