A while back, I complained about the difficulty in obtaining the necessary hotfixes for Exchange 2010’s Service Pack 1. I just took a peek at the “Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=194725)” article and verified all necessary hotfixes are within.
So if you’re planning on Installing Exchange 2010 SP1, it may save you time to install Windows 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 first.
Just a quick note to remind everyone that Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 has just now become available for download on TechNet & MSDN.
If you don’t have a TechNet or MSDN subscription you should see it on the Microsoft Download sites next Tuesday. [EDIT: Here is the download Link]
Be sure to check with each product group before installing this. Obviously it is supported with the OS itself (clustering, Hyper-V, RDS, etc) but you should seek a direct support statement like the one the Exchange group published.
You should also validate your 3rd party applications. You’ll note there may be some issues with VMware, for example…
For more information such as release notes or articles on what’s new, visit this page:
Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
Finally, here is a screenshot:
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601