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Installation Exchange 2010 SP1

Posted by on Thursday, 30 September, 2010

Installation Exchange 2010 SP1

In this article I will describes the installation procedure for the installation of Service Pack 1 for Exchange 2010 prerequisites and Known Issues.


Exchange 2010 SP1 has a number of prerequisites that must be performed before the Service Pack installation is started. These are:

– Installation Hotfixes

– Schema Update Active Directory

Installation hotfixes

The Exchange installation Setup will tell you which hotfixes you must have. If you are up2date you should see that you must have the hostfixes as below. But i recommended dat you run setup to show which hotfixes you must have.

  1. Here’s a matrix of the updates required, including download locations and file names.
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 7 & Windows Vista
A .NET Framework 2.0-based Multi-AppDomain application stops responding when you run the application
or Microsoft Connect
Windows6.0-KB979744-x64.msu (CBS: Vista/Win2K8)
Windows6.1-KB979744-x64.msu (CBS: Win7/Win2K8 R2)
N. A.
An ASP.NET 2.0 hotfix rollup package is available for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2
Request from CSS
N. A.
AD RMS clients do not authenticate federated identity providers in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista. Without this update, Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) features may stop working
Request from CSS
Select the download for Windows Vista for the x64 platform.
Two issues occur when you deploy an ASP.NET 2.0-based application on a server that is running IIS 7.0 or IIS 7.5 in Integrated mode
Windows6.0-KB979917-x64.msu (Vista)
N. A.
N. A.
FIX: ArgumentNullException exception error message when a .NET Framework 2.0 SP2-based application tries to process a response with zero-length content to an asynchronous ASP.NET Web service request: “Value cannot be null”.
Microsoft Connect
N. A.
RPC over HTTP clients cannot connect to the Windows Server 2008 RPC over HTTP servers that have RPC load balancing enabled.
Request from CSS
Select the download for Windows Vista (x64)
N. A.
An update is available to remove the application manifest expiry feature from AD RMS clients.
Download Center
N. A.
N. A.
WCF services that are hosted by computers together with a NLB fail in .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Windows6.0-KB982867-v2-x64.msu (Vista)
Windows6.1-KB982867-v2-x64.msu (Win7)
X86: Windows6.1-KB982867-v2-x86.msu (Win7)
x64: Windows6.1-KB982867-v2-x64.msu (Win7)
FIX: An application that is based on the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 and that invokes a Web service call asynchronously throws an exception on a computer that is running Windows 7.
Microsoft Connect
N. A.
x64: Windows6.1-KB977020-v2-x64.msu
x64: Windows6.1-KB977020-v2-x64.msuX86: Windows6.1-KB977020-v2-x86.msu

On all the Hub and Mailbox severs the Office 2010 Filter Pack must be installed.

You can run setup to find all the hotfixes you need.

Update Active Directory Schema

Before install Exchange 2010 SP1 we must run a schema update.

How to find the server with the schema master role:

  1. Start MMC
  2. Load the Schema Snap in
  3. In the Snap in, Right click on Active Directory Schema
  4. Choose Operations Master…
  5. By Current Schema is listed the Schema Master

From this schema master you can run the command:

  1. Logon locally on the Schema Master Server
  2. Start Command Prompt
  3. From the Exchange 2010 SP1 location, start this command:
  4. “ / prepareAD”

Installation Service Pack 1

It’s important to install also this Service Pack from out-side to in-side. So we must first upgrade the edge servers and the last server should be the mailbox servers. You should always apply hotfixes/service packs as described.

  1. Edge Transport Servers
  2. Client Access Servers
  3. Hub Transport Servers
  4. Unified Messaging Servers
  5. Mailbox Servers

Start setup.exe from the media kit.

Choose Exchange Language option for upgrade  
Upgrade all languages from the language bundle  
Download the latest language pack bundle from the internet  
Setup download the latest language pack from internet  
After download choice “Finish”.  
Install Microsoft Exchange Server Upgrade  
Accept the License Agreement  
Upgrade” after all Readiness Checks are finish. If you not installed all hotfixes, Setup tells you to install before you can upgrade  
Show progress  

Update Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Posted by on Thursday, 26 August, 2010


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A first look at what’s coming later this year in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1

Posted by on Friday, 9 April, 2010

While we appreciate all the positive feedback we’ve received on Exchange Server 2010, we know you all are eager to find out what’s been going on in Redmond since November. Today, we are happy to give you a first look at what’s coming later this year in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

SP1 will include fixes and tweaks in areas you’ve helped us identify, including a roll-up of the roll-ups we’ve released to date. I also wanted to flag some of the feature enhancements we’re excited to bring to you with SP1 including: archiving and discovery enhancements, Outlook Web App (OWA) improvements, mobile user and management improvements, and some highly sought after additional UI for management tasks. This is not an all-inclusive list, so stay tuned for the detailed list coming soon!

In addition to sharing these details with you, I’m pleased to let you know that we’ll be offering a beta of SP1 for download in parallel with TechEd North America this June. This will give you a chance to test drive SP1 and prepare for its official release.

Archiving and Discovery Enhancements

With the release of Exchange Server 2010 last November, we introduced integrated archiving capabilities aimed at helping you preserve and discover e-mail data. In SP1, we’ve enhanced this archiving functionality based on the great feedback you’ve given us since our launch. This includes adding the flexibility to provision a user’s Personal Archive to a different mailbox database from their primary mailbox. This means your organization can now more easily implement separate storage strategies (or tiered storage) for less frequently accessed e-mail. And, we didn’t just stop there! We’ve also added new server side capabilities so you can import historical e-mail data from .PST files, directly into Exchange, as well as IT pro controls to enable delegate access to a user’s Personal Archive.

To help streamline the implementation of retention policies, SP1 updates the Exchange Management Console with new tools to create Retention Policy Tags, so you can automate the deletion and archiving of e-mail and other Exchange items. New optional Retention Policy Tags give you even more flexibility in defining your organizations retention management strategy.

Lastly, we’ve made several improvements to the Multi-Mailbox Search features, which can be used to conduct e-Discovery of e-mail for legal, regulatory or other reasons. A new search preview helps with, for example, early case assessment by providing you an estimate on the number of items in the result set-with keyword statistics-before e-mail located in the search are copied to the designated discovery mailbox. And, you now have a new search result de-duplication option, that when checked, only copies one instance of a message to the discovery mailbox. This can help you reduce the amount of e-mail you need to review following the search. Finally, added support for annotation of reviewed items means you can make your e-Discovery workflow even more efficient and less time consuming or costly.

For those of you that have been holding your breath for this one, we’re also happy to let you know that in SP1 timeframe, there will be an update which will enable us to support access to a user’s Personal Archive with Outlook 2007.

Watch the embedded video to hear from the Exchange team’s Ann Vu and Ian Hameroff talk about the investments we’ve made around archiving in Exchange 2010.

Outlook Web App – Better Than Ever

We didn’t stop working with archiving and discovery, OWA gets a significant facelift with SP1 as well. With new work to pre-fetch message content, the OWA reading experience becomes faster. With delete, mark as read, and categorize operations running asynchronously, these actions feel instantaneous to the user. We’ve also made sure that certain long running operations, such as attaching a very large file, will not block the rest of the OWA experience, protecting the user from irritating web UI hang-ups. You’ll see a number of other UI improvements as well to de-clutter a bit; helping make it easier to find common tasks with updated action icons and menus. The simpler UI will make OWA much friendlier to the smaller screens of ever popular Netbooks. Users will also be able to share their calendars to anonymous viewers via the web, assuming you enable this functionality as the admin.

In RTM, we delivered Information Rights Management (IRM) capabilities in OWA, allowing you to read and compose IRM-protected messages just like you’ve been able to do with Outlook in the past. In SP1, you’ll be able to add Web-Ready Document Viewing of IRM-protected documents as well and you’ll be able to do so in Safari on a Mac as well as in Firefox or IE on a PC.

Finally, for those of you who have been dying to change the look and feel of OWA, we’re bringing OWA themes back; adding several OWA themes so you can match the OWA experience to your particular style. Oh yeah, and yes, the reading pane can be placed on the bottom or the right side.

All The Mobility, All the Time

While Exchange Active Sync (EAS) has become the de facto standard for mobile communication, there is no resting on any laurels in Redmond here either. In SP1, mobile users will be treated with tether-free IRM support in EAS, enabling you to send and receive IRM-protected mail without having previously connected your device to Windows Mobile Device Center to provision IRM. Updated EAS capabilities also enable support for send-as, support for notifying the user if their device has been placed on block or quarantine by their admin, full implementation of conversation view including the ability to sync only unique parts of messages. Also, for those users who need help setting up their mobile device to access mail via POP/IMAP/SMTP, we’ve added information in OWA to provide them the server names for these services.

New Management UI

We know you all love PowerShell, as do we, but SP1 will bring several new management UI enhancements to enable a number of management tasks in the Exchange Management Console (EMC) and Exchange Control Panel (ECP). Here’s a taste:

  • Create/configure Retention Tags + Retention Policies in EMC
  • Configure Transport Rules in ECP
  • Configure Journal Rules in ECP
  • Configure MailTips in ECP
  • Provision and configure the Personal Archive in ECP
  • Configure Litigation Hold in ECP & EMC
  • Configure Allow/Block/Quarantine mobile device policies in ECP
  • RBAC role management in ECP
  • Configure Database Availability Group (DAG) IP Addresses and Alternate Witness Server in EMC
  • Recursive public folder settings management (including permissions) in EMC

Many of the improvements we are delivering in the SP1 are in direct response to the feedback you’ve provided since RTM. I am excited about how, in a very short period time, we’ve been able to quickly respond and introduce these improvements and innovation to Exchange 2010. A full list of what’s coming in SP1 will be on TechNet soon.