Official Windows Server 2003 SP1 on Windows Small Business Server 2003 response

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Sean Daniel \(MSFT\), Apr 1, 2005.

  1. There has been quite a few questions regarding Windows Server 2003 SP1 and
    it's support on Windows Small Business Server 2003: I hope this post will
    clear up any of the confusion here. As always, if you have immediate
    questions, please feel free to ask them here and I will attempt to answer
    your questions as best I can.



    Windows Server 2003 SP1 is supported on Windows Small Business Server 2003,
    but there are some known integration issues that are resolved in the Small
    Business Server SP1 (available within the next 60 days). With the Windows
    Server SP1 installed, you may encounter the known issues and our
    recommendation is to:

    a) Be patient with the issue and wait for Windows Small Business Server
    2003 SP1

    b) Un-install Windows Server 2003 SP1, and wait for Windows Small
    Business Server 2003 SP1, which includes Windows Server SP1



    Furthermore, a KB Article will be written to further address these issues,
    and I will follow up when the link to the KB when it is available.



    In the mean time here is the short list of the known issues:

    - Remote Access Wizard hangs when creating the connection manager
    package

    - Small Business Server Change IP tool will fail

    o Change IP tool will continue to fail after un-install of WS SP1

    o Workaround: Remove WS SP1, disable DHCP, re-run CEICW

    - Power Users retain SharePoint Administration privileges even
    after the role is changed to Reader

    - Re-Install of Exchange fails

    - Re-Install of Intranet component fails

    - Fax Services won't start and the Fax Configuration Wizard cannot
    be run after un-installing Windows Server SP1

    - DHCP service may not start after a restore



    Please let me know if you have any further questions



    Sean





    --
    Sean Daniel
    Windows Small Business Server
    http://www.microsoft.com/sbs

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    Sean Daniel \(MSFT\), Apr 1, 2005
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Sean Daniel \(MSFT\), Apr 1, 2005
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Sean Daniel \(MSFT\)

    Rich Farkas Guest

    Sean-

    I followed your instructions to uninstall the upgrade after I read your
    post. I had installed SP1 as I thought I was to do. I just followed
    instructions on Windows Update. I followed your instructions and did the
    uninstall by using Add/Remove programs from the control panel. Then after
    that I turned off the DHCP client using the task manager and re-ran the
    CEICW. So far so-good. But the FAX services will not start even though they
    are set to automatic and cannot be restarted. When I attempt to restart FAX,
    it tells me that some services only are turned on dynamically as required.
    But as I recall, FAX services are normally just left on. And my daily report
    show the FAX problem as an error. Is there any way to fix this? Also, once
    the SBS version of the SP1 comes out, will it fix those things which appear
    broken by the previous install of Server 2003 SP1?

    It is too bad that the Windows Update site tells you to install this SP1
    when in fact it is not a safe thing to do. Usually I wait and let others try
    these things first, but this time I was foolish.

    Thanks,

    Rich
     
    Rich Farkas, Apr 1, 2005
    #3
  4.  
    Problem with the uninstall, Apr 1, 2005
    #4
  5. Hi Rich,

    You will have to re-install the fax and server tools components from the
    add/remove section. If you select "Small Business Server" and choose
    maintenance, you can re-install these components and your fax will work
    again.

    Cheers,
    Sean

    --
    Sean Daniel
    Windows Small Business Server
    http://www.microsoft.com/sbs

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    Sean Daniel \(MSFT\), Apr 1, 2005
    #5
  6. To follow up on this thread, I wanted to point you to the recently published
    article on the Microsoft.com website that provides you with top known
    issues, fixes and work arounds to the known issues with Windows Server SP1

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=45670

    You can expect a KB article and an update to the SBS FAQ in the early part
    of next week, but they will simply reference this page.

    Sean

    --

    Sean Daniel
    Windows Small Business Server
    http://www.microsoft.com/sbs

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    Sean Daniel [MSFT], Apr 3, 2005
    #6
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.