When you patch Exchange…here’s what going on under the hood..

…the install starts..



And services start to be stopped and disabled…


The status for service dfs (DFS Namespace) changed from Running to Stopped.
The status for service msexchangeadtopology (Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology Service) changed from Running to Stop Pending.
The status for service msexchangeantispamupdate (Microsoft Exchange Anti-spam Update) changed from Running to Stopped.
The status for service msexchangefds (Microsoft Exchange File Distribution) changed from Running to Stopped.
The status for service msexchangemailboxassistants (Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Assistants) changed from Running to Stopped.
The status for service msexchangemailsubmission (Microsoft Exchange Mail Submission) changed from Running to Stopped.
The status for service msexchangerepl (Microsoft Exchange Replication Service) changed from Running to Stopped.
The status for service msexchangesearch (Microsoft Exchange Search Indexer) changed from Running to Stopped.
The status for service msexchangeservicehost (Microsoft Exchange Service Host) changed from Running to Stopped.
The status for service msexchangetransport (Microsoft Exchange Transport) changed from Running to Stopped.
The status for service msexchangetransportlogsearch (Microsoft Exchange Transport Log Search) changed from Running to Stopped.
The status for service remoteregistry (Remote Registry) changed from Running to Stopped.


… and now services get disabled….


The Startup Type for service remoteregistry (Remote Registry) changed from Automatic to Disabled.


Oh wait… we still have to stop IIS services
The status for service iisadmin (IIS Admin Service) changed from Running to Stopped.
The status for service msexchangeadtopology (Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology Service) changed from Stop Pending to Stopped.
The status for service tsgateway (Terminal Services Gateway) changed from Running to Stopped.
The status for service w3svc (World Wide Web Publishing Service) changed from Running to Stop Pending.
The status for service msftesql-exchange (Microsoft Search (Exchange)) changed from Running to Stopped.

And of course all of those services get turned back on.







 

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