Saturday, August 29, 2009

Exchange Server 2007 SP2 on SBS 2008

This was posted by a colleague to a mailing list:

This came up a few days ago in my office. Read this if you wish to install
Exchange 2007 SP2 on SBS2008.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;973862
Holy crap
batman, I thought the days of different SP methods for SBS were over.....

Don't worry Drew, we were all lead to believe this. Unfortunately, it simply isn't the case.

The basic rule with Exchange 2007 SP2 is *DO NOT INSTALL THIS ON AN SBS 2008 BOX UNTIL THE SBS TEAM WORKS OUT HOW THEY MANAGED TO BREAK SBS SUCH THAT THIS UPDATE CAUSES SIGNIFICANT ISSUES*.

One day - and I continue to live in hope - when the SBS Dev Team tells us something, we'll be able to believe it. One day...

Regards,

The Outspoken Wookie

2 comments:

Chris Knight said...

Not necessarily all the SBS Dev Team's fault. It's not like the Exchange Dev Team have done outstanding engineering feats lately (Public Folder management, WSB able to back it up, etc).

Hilton Travis said...

... oops, we forgot to include Public Folders in Exchange 2007, so here's SP1 with this feature included.

Yeah, with an Accountant running a tech company, a lot more "shortcuts" will be taken in the name of making the almighty dollar. Quality Control, for starters, is a cost center that cannot make any money, so Quality Control will be reigned back...