Saturday, April 29, 2006

Finally getting my hands on Exchange's new IMF

So you guys probably think us Microsoft folks have all the angles worked out. Well, if it makes you feel any better. I installed the Exchange Service Pack 2 without reading the release notes.

So, now I ended up in this funky state where I had IMF v1 installed on my home Small Business Server, with Exchange Service Pack 2. If you had read the Release Notes, you would know you're supposed to un-install the IMF v1 before installing Exchange Service Pack 2.

Luckily there was an easy fix.

  1. First Un-install the Exchange IMF v1 from A/R programs.

  2. Second, Re-apply Exchange Service Pack 2 to the machine

  3. Finally, to get the best experience, you should configure your server to get updates bi-weekly on the IMF v2 by simply following KB 907747 - How to update the Intelligent Message Filter version 2 in Exchange Server 2003 SP2

Now you're back to getting updates and have the latest IMF installed on your server.