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Old 06-22-2006, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default application of a service pack on a BES with a remote SQL database

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one of my clients has a BES v 4.0 for Exchange 5.5, with the configuration database installed on a remote SQL server.

The BES is using SQL authentication to access the SQL database.

Everything is going OK since I installed it one year ago.

The problem is : I could only apply the hotfix 1, but NO service pack at all ! Every time I try to apply a service pack, I have an error : DB upgrade fqiled", or something similar. As if the BES was unable to connect to the DB ...

Is it possible to apply a service pack on a BES that has a remote SQL database directly with the setup.exe that comes with the service pack ? Could it be an authentication problem ?
What are the necessary permissions to have on the DB to be able to apply this patch ?

Once, I read about a CreateDB.exe file to run ON the SQL server itself, with a pre-configured CreateDB.cfg file. Is it the only way to patch a remote SQL database, or can it be done with the setup.exe rn from the BES ?
If I use the CreateDB.exe and CreateDC.cfg on the SQL server, do I still need to run the service pack setup.exe on the BES ?

I plan to connect a BES v4.1 on this SQL database, to move users from the 4.0 BES to the 4.1 BES. Is there a minimum level of service pack I have to apply to the database to connect a BES v4.1 on it ?

I hope you understood everything !

I really need some help this time. I usually find my solution in this wonderful forum, but not this time !!!!!

Thanks in advance

connecter un BES 4.1 sur la DB SQL : quel niveau de SP minimum ?