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  • Windows Server 2003 SP1 problems & issues - Post here

    Use this thread to post any Windows Server 2003 SP1 related problem you've got or heard of.
    Cheers,

    Daniel Petri
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
    MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

  • #2
    Anyone know how to NOT make a backup of the old system and how to FORCE SP1 NOT to allow you to uninstall it? It seems that this "feature" will rob us of a lot of disk space, and I'm looking for a method of reclaiming it back.

    EDITED:

    I guess it cannot be done. This is a built in "feature" set by Microsoft.
    Cheers,

    Daniel Petri
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
    MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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    • #3
      When installing SP1 on a server that has WINS service installed, a prompt asking you if it's ok to stop WINS is displayed during the installation of SP1.

      Does anyone know how to disable this prompt?
      Cheers,

      Daniel Petri
      Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
      MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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      • #4
        Anyone know how to NOT make a backup of the old system and how to FORCE SP1 NOT to allow you to uninstall it? It seems that this "feature" will rob us of a lot of disk space, and I'm looking for a method of reclaiming it back.
        Cmd line switch "/N" (no backup no uninstall)

        When installing SP1 on a server that has WINS service installed, a prompt asking you if it's ok to stop WINS is displayed during the installation of SP1.

        Does anyone know how to disable this prompt?
        I've installed the update on 8 machines now with varying configuration and roles and have no seen this behavior. I did encounter it being unable to backup atapi.sys but you can skip it. /Passive or /Quiet might be the solution to this, no way to find out though unless someone tries it.

        Extract the installer (it does this by itself normally) to a folder. From this folder browse to i386\update. You can use cmd line switches with update.exe.
        Andrew

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        • #5
          Thanks Ahinson.

          Another note on installing Exchange 2003 on an SP1 machine - an error pops out (see attached image) however you can still install Ex2003. Now lets see if it works...
          Attached Files
          Cheers,

          Daniel Petri
          Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
          MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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          • #6
            I read somewhere that Exchange has issues with SP1 when it hasn't been installed in the default location (i.e %program files%\exchsrvr)
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            • #7
              First W2K3 SP1 KB
              After you run the Security Configuration Wizard in Windows Server 2003 SP1, Outlook users may not be able to connect to their accounts:
              http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;896742
              Guy Teverovsky
              "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"

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              • #8
                Daniel,

                Whenever you update windows or install service pack, it will back them up as $NTUninstallKBxxxxx or $NTServicePackUninstall folders under C:\Windows\. It is SAFE to delete them all without any hesitating . I've been doing it for years with my servers and workstations. After the 13th of each month, I have the VBScript run to check on all of the workstations to delete those. So if you forgot to use /n as Andrew has pointed out, you could shift-delete it and defrag .

                Here's the screenshot that I got from my friend's WINS server. You can see the whole bunch of ugly $NTUninstallxxxxx . After I finish the installation, they'll be gone. And it also stopped me for the WINS question. I don't really care to find a solution to disable that pop-up because I only have two WINS servers and practically in any company there would be no more than 2.



                Last thing, I used autostreamer to slipstream SP1. It only took me 10 secconds to set it up and the tool 5 mins to produce the .iso. That tool makes me happy and lazy . I already tested the new 2k3-SP1.iso installation as well. It works perfectly. SP1 shows up.

                Take care
                Teamwork

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                • #9
                  What autoslipstreamer did you use?
                  Cheers,

                  Daniel Petri
                  Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
                  MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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                  • #10
                    Sore KB articles related to SP1:


                    Release notes for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
                    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889101

                    Web extensions in IIS 6.0 that were previously allowed are prohibited after you upgrade a Windows Server 2003-based computer to Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
                    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=892509

                    The hard disk space requirements for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
                    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892807
                    Cheers,

                    Daniel Petri
                    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
                    MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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                    • #11
                      Daniel,
                      Here's the util that I use

                      http://forums.petri.com/viewtopic.php?t=1490
                      Teamwork

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by azmantek

                        Great. D/l link seems to be broken, do you happen to have a copy of the tool?
                        Cheers,

                        Daniel Petri
                        Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
                        MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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                        • #13
                          here's a link that works...

                          btw, its a great tool.
                          used it for the server 2003 SP1 too...
                          works great !

                          http://mhtools.knoware.nl/raptor/aut...toStreamer.exe
                          http://download.softpedia.com/softwa...toStreamer.exe
                          http://download.softpedia.ro/softwar...toStreamer.exe
                          Yaniv Feldman
                          Microsoft Security Regional Director
                          Microsoft Management Expert
                          MCSA, MCSE, MCT

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                          • #14
                            cause the last 2 links are already broken see google:
                            http://www.google.nl/search?hl=nl&q=...amer&meta=
                            Marcel
                            Technical Consultant
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                            • #15
                              New Problem in SP1

                              Just so you know, some of the implementations i did encountered some errors in group policy after SP1 installation.

                              after digging thorugh eventvwr, i discovered that the problems steams from the system.adm (the System Administrative Template).

                              the problem creates two huge errors while client tries to apply GPO's and makes any policy change unavailble to the user.

                              the solution to the problem is to copy an old system.adm file from a server 2003 comptuer without SP1. this solves the problem without any after effectes.

                              good luck.
                              Yaniv Feldman
                              Microsoft Security Regional Director
                              Microsoft Management Expert
                              MCSA, MCSE, MCT

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