Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 and Exchange 2007 SP3 UR10 released with Exchange 2013 Co-existence support

imageThe long awaited service pack for Exchange 2010, Service Pack three has now been released, a fair few months after Exchange 2010 went to RTM.

This service pack is pretty important, as it enables the following:

  • Coexistence with Exchange Server 2013, once Cumulative Update 1 for Exchange 2013 is released.
  • Support for installation of Exchange Server 2010 on Windows Server 2012
  • Support for Internet Explorer 10
  • For Hybrid Exchange deployments, future coexistence with Wave 15 of Office 365 and Exchange 2010.

As usual check out the release notes for Exchange 2010 SP3 and ensure if you’re using any third party software that the vendor supports SP3 also. Naturally, the same goes for Exchange 2013 if you’re considering it, and always make sure you’ve got backups that you’re confident you can restore to.

For Exchange 2007 organizations hoping to upgrade, Update Rollup 10 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3 has also been released. Just like Exchange 2010 SP3, the missing link is now only Exchange 2013 CU1.

My advice would be to try things out in your lab environment before considering implementing in production and consider giving the community a few weeks to discover anything unusual.

Downloads and more information

Exchange 2010 SP3 Download

Exchange 2007 SP3 Update Rollup 10

Exchange 2010 SP3 What’s New

Exchange 2010 SP3 Release Notes

Exchange 2010 SP3 Issues Fixed

Exchange 2010 SP3 Unified Messaging Language Packs

KB2808208 – Description of Exchange Server 2010 SP3

Hybrid Configuration Pre-requisites and SP3 / 2013 / Office 365 support matrix

MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1 – Critically Supporting RPC over HTTPS 

Exchange Team Blog – Released: Exchange 2010 SP3

Exchange Team Blog – Released: Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 and Exchange 2007 SP3 RU10

Relevant KB Articles at Launch

Can’t install Exchange Server 2010 SP3 when you define a Windows PowerShell script execution policy in Group Policy

10 thoughts on “Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 and Exchange 2007 SP3 UR10 released with Exchange 2013 Co-existence support

  1. Hi Steve,

    Thanks for the write up.

    Can I install exchange 2010 sp 3 on Windows 2012 in an existing exchange 2010 with no service pack on windows 2008 R2 server standard with no pack environment without issues? I have been task to remove the current exchange from production after migration of possible since the server is having major memory and hard ware issues.

    Thanks Hanson

    • Hiya,

      I would suggest updating to Service Pack 3 on the 2008 R2 server first, before installing the Windows 2012 server with Exchange 2010 SP3. However it shouldn’t be an issue.


    • Hi Ron,

      Unfortunately not. In-place OS upgrades of the server running Exchange are not supported. If you really wanted to move to Server 2012, you’d need to install a new Windows 2012 server with Exchange and migrate across.


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  5. You’ve got some typos in release above… for example “the missing link is now only Exchange 2010 Cumulative Update 1”. Should be 2013 CU1, right?

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