windows 2003 sp2

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Mar 20th, 2007

Any issue with installing this on my unity 4.2 servers or my exchange 2003 server for that matter?



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letmeinnn Wed, 03/21/2007 - 10:14

Thanks Brandon

Was helpful....

Must wait for cisco blessing then...

Too bad... my exchange server is the last server needing sp2

SP2 is a great improvement ... i have seen an improvement in performance

Will rate



letmeinnn Thu, 04/05/2007 - 13:51

not to drag this thread out but does anyone know how far behind cisco usually is when it comes to stuff like service packs?


Christopher McAlpin Thu, 04/05/2007 - 14:34

See the Cisco Unity Maintenance Guide

But in a nut shell the answer is:

Within 60 days of an applicable Microsoft service pack release, Cisco will announce whether the service pack can be applied to released Cisco Unity and Bridge versions. If so, the new service pack becomes the recommended service pack for Cisco Unity and the Bridge.


Christopher McAlpin Thu, 04/05/2007 - 14:39

Oh yeah... you should be ok to apply SP2 to your Exchange server now....

Again see the Cisco Unity Maintenance Guide to get the full scoop.

Updates and service packs can be applied to other non-Cisco Unity servers such as Exchange 2000 or Exchange 5.5 mail servers. Cisco does not require such updates and service packs to be applied to infrastructure servers and clients unless they are to resolve specifically identified problems that relate to the interactions between Cisco products and a customer infrastructure. When applying a mail server service pack, we recommend following Microsoft best practices of applying the service pack level to all mail servers within the organization. Client PCs and voice mail access devices (for example, PDAs), as well as mail servers, domain controllers, and global catalog servers, may all be considered part of the customer infrastructure.

letmeinnn Thu, 04/05/2007 - 16:02

by the way .. was any one brave enough to put servicepack 2 on there unity server for win3k?

tboynton Thu, 05/24/2007 - 04:55

I installed SP2 on my 4.2 Unity servers completely by accident. Well I wouldn't say I did it. Someone applied a group policy to a number of machines that included a Windows Update settings and pointed all the machines to an internal WSUS server. Well, they included the Unity servers and they all installed SP2 last night. So far, I haven't found anything not working. We'll see.

Has anyone else installed SP2 yet?


tboynton Thu, 05/24/2007 - 15:49

I agree. I had not intended to install SP2. Someone else had their fingers in group policies and applied them to the wrong group. I was a accidental guinea pig.

letmeinnn Fri, 07/13/2007 - 07:37

Thanks Tod

are you on unity 4.2?

my two unity servers are the only ones left that do not have sp2 for win3k ..

hmmm ... should i stay or should i go for it!!

tboynton Fri, 07/13/2007 - 08:13

Yes, I am running Unity 4.2, but I only have sp2 on one of them. I have not installed it on the others even though I haven't had any problems with the one that did have it installed.

hoanghiep Sun, 07/22/2007 - 20:28

I have tried to upgrade my server OS to Win2k3 SP2 before installing Unity and the installation couldNOT completed (failed at the 1st step). So after installing Unity, I darenot upgrade the OS to SP2, but I think I will try this tomorrow!

letmeinnn Mon, 07/23/2007 - 06:49


so that just sounds like an os version check that the install performs ... you could by pass that with a registry modification.

So maybe unity performs well with SP2... i think it should .. sp2 does not change the kernel...

still waiting tho!!!


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