Updating e-mail infrastructure: Exchange 2007 SP3 + Update Rollup 2 + Forefront Protection for Exchange 2010 Rollup 2

Before:

  • Exchange server 1 (Exchange 2007 SP2 with Rollup 4, FPE 2010): HUB, CAS, Mailbox
  • Exchange server 2 (Exchange 2007 SP2 with Rollup 4, FPE 2010): Edge

Installing Exchange 2007 SP3 I have got the error at last step: “Service “FSEMC” failed to start”. After additional research I identified that Forefront integration must be disabled (I wonder why MS did not mention this in SP3 release notes).

Steps I needed to successfully install Exchange 2007 SP3 + Update Rollup 2 + Forefront Protection for Exchange 2010 Rollup 2 on my Exchange servers:

Exchange server 1:

  • Stop the following services:
    • FSCController
    • Microsoft Exchange Information Store
    • Microsoft Exchange Transport
  • “ fscutility /disable” from ForeFront Protection directory
  • Install Exchange 2007 SP3
  • Install Exchange 2007 SP3 Update Rollup 2
  • “ fscutility /enable” from ForeFront Protection directory
  • Start the following services:
    • Microsoft Exchange Information Store
    • Microsoft Exchange Transport
  • Install Forefront Protection for Exchange 2010 Rollup 2.

Exchange server 2:

  • Stop the following services:
    • FSCController
    • Microsoft Exchange Transport
  • “ fscutility /disable” from ForeFront Protection directory
  • Install Exchange 2007 SP3
  • Install Exchange 2007 SP3 Update Rollup 2
  • “ fscutility /enable” from ForeFront Protection directory
  • Start the following services:
    • Microsoft Exchange Transport
  • Install Forefront Protection for Exchange 2010 Rollup 2.

After:

  • Exchange server 1 (Exchange 2007 SP3 with Rollup 2, FPE 2010 with Rollup 2): HUB, CAS, Mailbox
  • Exchange server 2 (Exchange 2007 SP3 with Rollup 3, FPE 2010 with Rollup 2): Edge
  • Exchange 2007 SP3 with Rollup 2: 08.03.0137.000
  • FPE 2010 with Rollup 2: 11.0.705.0

Additional information:

  1. How to obtain the latest service pack or update rollup for Exchange 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=937052
  2. How to Install the Latest Service Pack or Update Rollup for Exchange 2007 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee221147(EXCHG.80).aspx
  3. Release Notes for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607233(EXCHG.80).aspx
  4. Description of Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2407025
  5. Description of Hotfix Rollup 2 for Forefront Protection for Exchange http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2420647
  6. Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010 – Multiple Update Rollup released in December http://blogs.technet.com/b/schadinio/archive/2010/12/15/exchange-2007-exchange-2010-multiple-update-rollup-released-in-dcember.aspx
  7. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973862
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