Exchange 2007 SP3 Rollup 8

Today the Exchange Team released Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2734323). This update raises Exchange 2007 version number to 8.3.279.3.

Here’s the list of changes included in this Rollup:

  • 2699574 Microsoft Exchange Information Store service may stop responding when you perform a search on Exchange mailboxes in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  • 2701037 Events 4999 and 7034 are logged and the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service crashes on an Exchange Server 2007 mailbox server
  • 2730089 Microsoft Exchange Information Store service may stop responding when you perform a search on Exchange mailboxes in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  • 2732525 Outlook keeps prompting you for credentials and incorrectly connects to an out-of-site global catalog after you install Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3.

In addition to these fixes, this Rollup also includes a fix for the WebReady security issue described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-058 (KB2740358).

When running ForeFront Protection for Exchange, make sure you disable ForeFront before installing the rollup and re-enable it afterwards, otherwise the Information Store and Transport services may not start. You can disable ForeFront using fscutility /disable and enable it using the fscutility /enable command.

Note that Rollups are cumulative, i.e. they contain fixes released in earlier update Rollups for the same product level (RTM, SP). This means you don’t need to install previous Rollups during a fresh installation but can start with the latest Rollup package.

One special note: Exchange 2007 Mainstream Support has ended; extended support will end on April 11th, 2017. Because this is another Rollup released after mainstream support ended and releasing the Exchange 2013 Preview, I assume this will become the version level required for co-existence with Exchange 2013 RTM which, according to speculation by people like Tony Redmond, is expected in November. But of course, this remains speculation.

You can download Exchange 2007 SP3 Rollup 8 here.

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