Upgrade to latest exchange version

Hello,

I have an old exchange 2010 server running on SBS 2011 that still has the original Exchange install on it (14.1.218.15) which was released in 2010.

To update to the latest 14.3.224.2 version are there any special precautions I should take (backups are obvious) or do I simply download the file from the MS site here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45225

And run it?

I'll be reviewing all the change log KB articles this week and plan to do it this weekend. I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything critical.

Thanks.
Pawel_KowalskiAsked:
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
I would install the Service Pack 3 update before a rollup.  I believe you are running Exchange 2010 SP1.  Upgrade to SP3 and then download and install the Rollup.

Exchange SP3 update is found here:  Exchange 2010 SP3

Link will just take you directly to Microsoft's download page for the update
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Exchange 2010 SP3 is fully SBS aware, so just run setup.exe, wait for it to complete, then reboot, whether it prompts or not.
The only thing to be wary of is whether Forefront is installed on the server. If it is, then it needs to be disabled before the install.

Once you have installed the service pack, run Microsoft Update and install the latest rollup.

Simon.
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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
So what else has not been patched?  There are also SBS updates
And when you run the Exchange SP3 ,right click and run as administrator
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Pawel_KowalskiAuthor Commented:
The Windows updates have been going through weekly. Just exchange has been out of date as I guess MS doesn't update that automatically (for good reasons).

Thanks.
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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
I know you've closed this, but yes...If you're using WSUS on SBS you absolutely should have been getting Exchange updates
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
WSUS doesn't deliver Exchange Service Packs - only rollups. Therefore as rollups for Exchange 2010 SP1 stopped some time ago, there wouldn't be an Exchange updates.

Simon.
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