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Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate Available <Updated>

Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate Available <Updated>

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Today we announced that Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate (RC) is available for download at:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c6d27da1-ba2c-4570-a491-c0d7b39ede8b&displaylang=en 

(This link works...)

Some things to note:

· This version will coexist with Exchange 2003 and 2007.  In order to coexist with Exchange 2007 you will need the Exchange 2007 SP2 which will be released soon (later this month).

· You can do an in place upgrade from the RC version to the final (RTM) version.

· To see what is new in Exchange 2010 you can go here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd298136(EXCHG.140).aspx

· Exchange 2010 can be installed on Windows 2008 SP2 or Windows 2008 R2.

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  • link does not work......................

  • Yeah, they are working on it.

  • Would you have an ETA on that?

    Thanks for the info.

  • No.  I know that this is frustrating, but they know what the issue is and are working on it.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.  I'll update this when it is available.

  • Thanks. Haha yeah I got the email midnight last night and was going to try to be one of the first to update to RC. Do you know if there is an in place upgrade of the Public Beta to RC?

  • Ehhhh.  No.  Evidently the word is that we made store changes and that if you tried to mount the databases after the upgrade, they would fail.  The only upgrade path is from RC to RTM.

  • So would there be any way to back up the Mailbox?

    Or would we have to export each user as a .pst?

  • If you only have one server, then yes, you would need to do the .pst export.  If you have the hardware to support another server then you can install the RC into the same org and move the mailboxes.

  • This link works:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c6d27da1-ba2c-4570-a491-c0d7b39ede8b&displaylang=en

  • I have been attempting the in place upgrade from 2010 RC, and it has lead to only failures, where all of the services are disabled.  

    What is the trick to this?

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