In my lab, I have a typical Exchange
Server installation. A Typical installation consist of
the Client Access , Hub Transport and Mailbox Server roles,
along with the Exchange Management Console.
Service Pack 2 has a new
prerequisites for the Client Access Role. You will need to install the
following components on the server that is running CAS
We will start first with running
PowerShell commands to install the prerequisites and
then download and install SP2.
Note: Make sure the user you are
going to login with to install SP2 has the appropriate
permission, as SP2 will update your Active Directory
Schema. I will be using the same account which was used
to install Exchange Server, and this user has the
required permissions : Domain Admin, Enterprise Admin
and Schema Admin.
Type : Import-Module
Paste the following
in PowerShell to install the required
features for SP2:
The required features will be
installed. As you can see, no need to
reboot your machine.
- You can download
Service Pack 2 from :
- Double click on
You will be asked where you want to
extract the installation files, select a
directory and then click on OK.
You will be notified when extraction is
- Open the Directory
where you have extracted SP2, and then
double click on setup.exe
- Click on
Install Microsoft Exchange Server
- On the Introduction
page, click Next
- Accept the license
terms and then click Next
- The Readiness
will start, once all shows green, click
- Installing Service
Pack 2 will start . The progress will
take time, so better you get a cup of
coffee and wait.
- the installation in
my lab took 23 minutes, and everything
went fine with no errors. Click
Although the wizard didn't ask for a
reboot, I prefer after installing any
major update to reboot the machine.
To check Exchange Server version
number after installing SP2, open Exchange Management
Console, then from the Menu bar, click on Help
> About Exchange Server 2010...
Exchange Server 2010 with SP2 version number is :
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