Thursday, July 17, 2008

Automatic installation of Rollups with Exchange 2007

Have you ever gotten tired of applying Service Packs or hotfixes after you installed Exchange? With Exchange 2007 you can do this automatically.
Copy complete Exchange DVD to a folder and then copy the rollup fix to the updates folder. Finished result looks like this.

2008-05-02 19:26 DIR scripts
2008-05-02 19:26 DIR Setup
2008-05-02 19:30 DIR Updates
2007-11-27 09:29 21244928 exchangeserver.msi
2007-11-27 09:29 63 autorun.inf
2007-11-27 09:29 361472 setup.com
2007-11-27 09:29 9228 relnotes.htm
2007-11-27 09:29 519296 setup.exe


In the updates folder you have readme.txt plus the rollup patch file.

2008-07-16 18:14 35991040 Exchange2007-KB949870-x64-EN.msp
2007-11-27 09:30 60 readme.txt

so when you run setup and install Exchange, the setup process will automatically apply the patch in the updates folder.
Pretty slick if you ask me