Can't Upgrade From SBS 2000 To SBS 2003 Because Of ISA 2000

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Rick, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. Rick

    Rick Guest

    I am trying to upgrade from SBS 2000 to SBS 2003.

    The setup in SBS 2003 will not let me because it says "Install Internet
    Security & Acceleration Server 2000 Service Pack 1 and the Update"

    I installed the service pack 1 and tried to run the SBS 2003 setup again and
    got the same message.

    I then installed service pack 2 and tried to run the SBS 2003 setup again
    and got the same message.

    Any idea as to what is going on and how to fix it?


    Rick Bellefond
    RB Data Services
    Rick, Dec 23, 2005
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  2. easiest way is to uninstall ISA, do your upgrade, and install ISA 2004 as a
    fresh install.
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Dec 23, 2005
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  3. Rick

    Rick Guest

    But the SBS 2003 setup will not let me do the upgrade until it detects that I
    have the proper version of ISA already installed.


    Rick, Dec 23, 2005
  4. it's OK, I'm only flappin' m' gums to excercise m' lips.
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Dec 23, 2005
  5. Rick... he said to "UNINSTALL" ISA

    If it's not there it won't care anymore what version you have.
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Dec 23, 2005
  6. Rick

    Rick Guest

    Ok, if I uninstall my ISA Server are there any sort of settings that I would
    need to write down so that when I reinstall ISA Server that I am back to
    where I was before I uninstalled it?


    Rick Bellefond
    RB Data Service
    Rick, Dec 23, 2005
  7. Rick

    Rick Guest


    Ok, you were absolutely right. When I uninstalled ISA 2000 I was able to
    install SBS 2003. On my 5 CDs in my action pack that contain SBS 2003 it
    asks me if I want to install ISA 2000. I tried to do this and I got to the
    point where it asks me "Enter the IP address range that span the internal
    network address space" It is asking me to enter a "From" IP thru a "To" IP.
    I have no idea as to what I am supposed to put there. Are there default
    settings? If not, can you tell me what I should enter?

    Also this is for ISA 2000 and you have mentioned ISA 2004. I don't
    understand why I even need ISA. Can I download ISA 2004 from the microsoft
    site? If so, what are the advantages to using ISA 2004?

    Thank you very much for your help.

    Rick Bellefond
    RB Data Services
    Rick, Dec 23, 2005
  8. SBS 2003 SP1 (Service Pack 1) includes ISA 2004 as a replacement to ISA
    2000. You can download all bits of SP1 except ISA2004 which you can get from
    MS for the delivery charge of the CDs. Installation of SP1 is highly

    I thought that, by now, MAPS would have supplied SP1 media but I may be

    re the LAT, ISA 2000 can construct the LAT from the known network adapters.
    It will also include the standard 'private ranges' by default, I normally
    remove these. You want the LAT to contain your local subnet, so, for
    example, if you run the server at the default IP ( the LAT
    should start at and finish at

    sounds like you're new to SBS2003. Is this a 'production' server? If so, do
    yourself and all concerned a favour, get her operational and then use
    Virtual Server or VPC (I'm pretty sure MAPS has both), running on a
    workstation, to play. Get comfortable with her, come back, ask more
    questions, wipe her, try again.
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Dec 23, 2005
  9. Rick

    Rick Guest

    I don't think that MAPS includes the SBS 2003 SP1 media. The next MAPS
    update is supposed to arrive in a couple of weeks and maybe that has it.

    I will download the SP1.

    Yes, I am brand new to SBS 2003. Any books that you can recommend for
    newbies? I have been happily living in the SBS 2000 world. I did not really
    want to upgrade to SBS 2003 but since we are involved with Microsoft CRM 3.0
    there was no choice, it will not run on SBS 2000.

    Hopefully once I try to install ISA again and enter in that range that you
    mentioned that that will be enough to complete that installation.

    Yes, this is our production server. I know that VPC is included with MAPS
    and I will take a look at it although once I get SBS 2003 somewhat stable I
    want to look at SharePoint since apparently that integrates with CRM 3.0.

    Thanks for your help.

    Rick, Dec 23, 2005
  10. Rick

    Rick Guest


    After getting all of those weird errors that were as a result of trying to
    upgrade my SBS 2000 to SBS 2003 so I could keep all of my settings and would
    not have to reinstall the applications I finally decided that it would be
    better to make a backup of the hard disk and then reformat it and start from

    It seems like my system is now much more stable.


    Rick Bellefond
    RB Data Services
    Rick, Dec 27, 2005
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