Exchange Server Cluster / SP2 Update

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  1. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Friends,

    I have two Exchange Servers in a clustered configuration. I am looking for information (official documentation would be best) on how to apply SP2. I can only find documentation in the Microsoft Knowledgebase pertaining to SP1.

    Has anyone done a SP2 update in a clustered environment?

    Exchange Server 2003 (SP1)
    Running on Windows Server 2003 (SP1)
    Need to apply Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2

    Thank you.
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    This looks a bit tough. I searched on Google for awhile, most of the other forums stated it shouldn't be done, but probably because they are all pansies :p

    I did find one article that appears to have it step by step, but it looks like you have to pay to view the article, which is obviously no help unless you know someone with a subscription:
    http://www.windowsitpro.com/MicrosoftExchangeOutlook/Article/ArticleID/47909/47909.html

    Microsoft has a guide on installing SP1, which you probably already knew about:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/867624/en-us

    The details of SP2 were updated today, so I'm thinking a how-to guide that is MS approved may be coming down the pipe shortly?
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=906669&SD=tech

    Perhaps send an e-mail off to MS, asking when they might publish the white papers?

    Whatever you choose, good luck mate :)
     
  3. fitz

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    would this be useful?

    edit: I would also guess the instructions for applying SP1 woudl be pretty similiar to SP2
     
  4. madmatt

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    Since it isn't specific to SP2 I am hesitant to use those instructions.
     
  5. kcnychief

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    I was thinking the same thing. Hopefully they will be out soon?
     
  6. madmatt

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    Installing an update such as this one could hose my cluster. Considering the reason we have clustered servers is because I hosed the original Exchange server. =]

    That's why I am hesitant.
     
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    Even if you had a standalone, Exchange can get cranky with updates. Being Hesitant is the way to go brother :)
     
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