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upgrading to windows server 2008 longhorn (beta 3)

We are planning to upgrade our Microsoft Active Directory Schema from version 2003 to version 2008 (Longhorn Beta 3). There were some talks around potential problems with the Cisco Unity/Call Manager. However, I could get no information as to the details of this problem.

provide us with insight into any potential areas of caution regarding Cisco operating in a Server 2008 Beta 3 environment? Is there a problem with Cisco Unity products running on top of a Server 2008 OS or is it related to Cisco products running in a Server 2008 Beta 3 Active Directory environment?

we are in final stages of planning deployment phase of Server 2008 Beta 3 Active Directory Schema upgrades.


Re: upgrading to windows server 2008 longhorn (beta 3)

Hi -

I would recommend implementing a test lab for these type of changes, if not for Unity/CallManager, but especially for AD. We implement all AD schema updates into a representative lab environment that mirrors our AD forest before putting into production. We also have Unity and Exchange servers in this lab for testing any potential impact to these services. I don't have any specifics yet for you, but I would caution putting a beta OS into your production environment without testing with your mission critical applications beforehand.


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Re: upgrading to windows server 2008 longhorn (beta 3)


I will try to implement the upgrade on the Lab, and also like to know if i upgrade, will cisco like the Beta version and are there patches available, coz i cant load patches from Microsoft i have to get patches from Cisco (we upgrading Unified messaging Unity, SQL and Exchange) running on Windows Server 2003

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