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How to Install Update Rollups in a CCR Environment

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2007-11-20

This topic explains how to apply an update rollup for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to a clustered mailbox server in a cluster continuous replication (CCR) environment. This procedure should be used only to upgrade a clustered mailbox server in a CCR environment. For detailed steps about how to upgrade a clustered mailbox server in a single copy cluster (SCC) environment, see How to Install Update Rollups in a Single Copy Cluster.

Before performing this procedure, we recommend that you read the topic Applying Exchange 2007 Update Rollups to Clustered Mailbox Servers.

We recommend that you make a complete backup of the clustered mailbox server prior to applying the update rollup and again after successfully applying the update rollup.

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Server Administrator role
  • Local administrator permissions on both nodes in the cluster

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange 2007, see Permission Considerations.

noteNote:
Performing this procedure results in a brief outage during the update process. Update Rollup Setup should be run only on the passive node in the cluster. Both nodes need to be updated to be supported, but you must apply the update rollup to each node one at a time. After both nodes have been updated, the clustered mailbox server is updated, and then brought online.

In the following procedure, the designations for the active and passive nodes change. Therefore, for ease of reference in the following procedure, the original active node is NodeA and the original passive node is NodeB.

In places where the update rollup file is referenced as Exchange2007-KBXXXXXX-x64-EN.msp, replace XXXXXX with the corresponding Microsoft Knowledge Base article number of the update rollup.

During the upgrade procedure, ownership of the clustered mailbox server will change. After both nodes in the cluster have been updated, you can move the clustered mailbox server back to the original node. You can perform the move operation by using the Move-ClusteredMailboxServer cmdlet. You can also perform the move operation by using the Manage Clustered Mailbox Server wizard, which is a feature of Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1), in the Exchange Management Console.

  1. Prepare NodeB to be upgraded by moving all cluster resource groups to NodeA. The clustered mailbox server can be left in an online (running) state during the first part of this procedure. However, during this procedure, it will be taken offline and moved between nodes in the cluster. Perform Steps 2–6 on NodeB.

  2. Download the update rollup file to NodeB for installation. Select the file that matches the architecture of your Exchange 2007 system. If you are running the x64 version of Exchange 2007, select the file Exchange2007-KBXXXXXX-x64-EN.msp.

  3. On NodeB, open a Command Prompt window and navigate to the folder containing the update rollup installation file. Run the following command on NodeB to apply the update rollup.

    Exchange2007-KBXXXXXX-x64-EN.msp
    
  4. Update Rollup Setup stops the Exchange services, changes the Startup type for each Exchange service to Disabled, and applies the update rollup to NodeB. Upon successful application of the update rollup, Update Rollup Setup starts the Exchange services and changes the Startup type for each Exchange service back to its original setting.

  5. After the setup process has completed, log on to NodeB and open the Exchange Management Shell.

  6. Use the Move-ClusteredMailboxServer cmdlet to move the clustered mailbox server from NodeA to NodeB. This cmdlet must be run from NodeB. For example, you can use the following command to move a clustered mailbox server named EXCLUS1 to NodeB.

    Move-ClusteredMailboxServer EXCLUS1 -TargetMachine NODEB -MoveComment "Applying update rollup"
    
  7. Copy the update rollup file to NodeA for installation.

  8. On NodeA, open a Command Prompt window and navigate to the folder containing the update rollup installation file. Run the following command on NodeA to apply the update rollup.

    Exchange2007-KBXXXXXX-x64-EN.msp
    
  9. Update Rollup Setup stops the Exchange services, changes the Startup type for each Exchange service to Disabled, and applies the update rollup to NodeA. Upon successful application of the update rollup, Update Rollup Setup starts the Exchange services and changes the Startup type for each Exchange service back to its original setting.

The update rollup has now been applied to the clustered mailbox server.

For detailed steps about how to move a clustered mailbox server in a CCR environment, see How to Move a Clustered Mailbox Server in a CCR Environment.

For more information about the Move-ClusteredMailboxServer cmdlet, see Move-ClusteredMailboxServer.

To ensure that you are reading the most up-to-date information and to find additional Exchange Server 2007 documentation, visit the Exchange Server TechCenter.
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