Friday, June 25, 2010

Exchange 2007 SP3 Installation on SBS2008

I recently downloaded and installed Exchange SP3 on SBS2008 and this is how it went.

Firstly you need to disable Forefront Security for exchange.
Then when i proceeded to double click on setup, But I couldnt see the gui for the installer so I installed it by running an elevated command prompt , changing the current directory to my Exchange SP3 Folder and running this command /mode:upgrade

The installation takes a fair bit of time , so it needs to be left alone.

Once completed ,reboot the server and then re-run internet address wizard as sometimes RWW and OWA can loose their bindings.

Also it installs a self signed cert, so if you have a trusted cert you will need to re-enable it via exchange management shell.


  1. very good information.

    " /mode:upgrade" is the key to troubleshoot Exchange 2007 SP3 GUI installation on SBS2008.

    Thank you again for your help, it save my week end and make me very happy.

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