Overview of Steps for an Upgrade for Pools and Servers

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 will reach end of support on January 9, 2018. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.

The following procedure is an overview of the steps required for an in-place upgrade: from evaluation version of Standard Edition to the full released version, or from Enterprise Edition evaluation version to the full released version. For more information about each step, see the subsequent sections in this document.

To carry out an in-place upgrade (Evaluation to fully released version)

  1. Back up the evaluation User Database (optional). For more information, see Back Up the Existing Evaluation User Database (Optional).

    As a precaution you may want to back up the existing evaluation version of then User database before upgrading the Evaluation Edition pool and server.

  2. Upgrade the Evaluation Edition pool or Server. For more information, see Upgrade an Evaluation Version of an Enterprise Pool and Upgrading Standard Edition Servers.

    Use the full released version to upgrade the evaluation version of the pool or server.

    The existing evaluation version of the User Database and configuration settings are preserved.

  3. Verify that the full released version of User Replicator is complete. For more information, see Verify That Full Released Version Office Communications Server 2007 User Replication Is Complete.

    The full released version of User Replicator must complete its first replication cycle before the upgraded pool or server can be operational.