SR1 half on half off

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by BFT, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. BFT

    BFT Guest

    I put sr1 on my windows 2003 server and it got half way on and stopped. I
    tried to remove it no good. I have a domain controller with exchange on it in
    a limbo stat. The only thing I can think of doing at this point is an in
    place upgrade with a windows 2003 server sr1 cd. I think I should do a
    dcpromo on it first then just run the install from the pop up box. It should
    preserve my current installation of exchange and put sr1 on in the process.
    Can anyone give me some insight on this?
     
    BFT, Jun 14, 2005
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  2. BFT

    David Davis Guest

    Do you have ERD ? How many Exhcange boxes do you have? Is your Info Store
    located on the box that is in limbo? If you have a current ERD I would
    suggest recovering the box to the latest ERD. If not I would suggest leaving
    the box a DC, performing a full backup of your IS store and AD then
    attempting the upgrade from the CD.

    better yet if you have another Exchange box on your network, I would
    recommend moving all of the mailboxes off of the affected server, demote the
    DC and rebuild. SP 1 is a pretty hefty upgrade lots of core components
    updated. I would not chance it.

    I do not envy your position.
    --
    David Davis, MCSE, CCNA, Security +
    Network Engineer


    "BFT" wrote:

    > I put sr1 on my windows 2003 server and it got half way on and stopped. I
    > tried to remove it no good. I have a domain controller with exchange on it in
    > a limbo stat. The only thing I can think of doing at this point is an in
    > place upgrade with a windows 2003 server sr1 cd. I think I should do a
    > dcpromo on it first then just run the install from the pop up box. It should
    > preserve my current installation of exchange and put sr1 on in the process.
    > Can anyone give me some insight on this?
     
    David Davis, Jun 15, 2005
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