Exchange 2007 SP2 Released, Adds PowerShell v2 and Exchange 2010 Support

by Bharat Suneja

Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 is now available for download. SP2 adds support for Windows Powershell v2, and allows coexistence with Exchange Server 2010.

SP2 also adds support for VSS backups of Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008. More in Details of Exchange 2007 SP2 in-box backup when running on Windows Server 2008 on the Exchange team blog.

There’s also support for monitoring named properties. For background, see Jason Nelson’s post Named Properties, X-Headers, and You. As Jason notes in Named Properties, Round 2: What lies Ahead

(In SP2) …No x-headers are ever promoted to individual properties if a client has not already requested (and mapped) them.

Finally, head over to Service Pack 2 Preview: Get-NamedProperty for more details on how to use Get-NamedProperty.

Exchange 2007 SP2 updates the Active Directory schema. Details of schema changes, including new attributes and classes, and modifications to existing ones can be found in Active Directory Schema Changes (SP2).

Note, once you install SP2, you cannot uninstall it without uninstalling Exchange 2007 from the server.

Microsoft recommends upgrading Exchange 2007 servers in the following order:

  1. Client Access Servers (CAS)
  2. Unified Message (UM) servers
  3. Hub Transport servers
  4. Edge Transport servers
  5. Mailbox servers

More details and important deployment considerations in Exchange 2007 SP2 Release Notes.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous August 25, 2009 at 6:24 am

you mentioned it will do some changes in AD schema. will this affect Win2k3 domain users in a big way?


Bharat Suneja August 27, 2009 at 12:15 pm

@Anonymous: Schema changes? No.


AlbertWT October 20, 2009 at 6:34 am

Hi Bharat,

Is it ok to apply this SP2 on top of Exchange Server 2007 SP1 RU3 ? or do i have to apply RU 9 first ?



Bharat Suneja October 20, 2009 at 4:21 pm

@AlbertWT: Yes, it's OK. Exchange 2007 hotfixes and service packs are cumulative. Check Changes to hotfix/patching model for Exchange Server 2007.


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