Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Exchange 2007 SP2 On SBS Time

We completed a SP2 install using the SBS wrapper.

The time it took was about 50 minutes.

The SBS 2008 was running as a VM on Hyper-V with two vCPUs assigned. It was a fresh install with no real users or production based configuration yet.

The hardware was a single Xeon Processor 3400 series with a hardware RAID 5 disk setup.

It looks as though this service pack will take _a long_ time to install depending on the hardware configuration, number of mailboxes, and other factors.

Keep this in mind when scheduling for the update.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

Windows Live Writer

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