Upgrade Windows Server 2003 SP1 to SP2

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by G. Lyon, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. G. Lyon

    G. Lyon Guest

    Release notes for SP2 recommend upgrading SP1 installations using Windows
    Update to ensure all components work correctly.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773361.aspx

    What does Microsoft propose for an organization where servers are isolated
    and cannot use Windows Update?

    Has Microsoft provided a comprehensive list of actions to be taken in this
    situation?
     
    G. Lyon, Oct 21, 2008
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  2. You can use WSUS or just down load SP 2 and install the file over the
    network.


    hth
    DDS
     
    Danny Sanders, Oct 21, 2008
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  3. Release notes for SP2 recommend upgrading SP1 installations using Windows
    You'll have to update it at the console via SP2 on a USB drive or
    CD-R. If you do migrate to SP2, I recommend installing the update to
    turn OFF the SNP.

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
     
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Oct 21, 2008
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  4. G. Lyon

    G. Lyon Guest

    I already have the SP2 download. The claim in the release notes for the
    download is :

    "If you are installing SP2 on a computer running SP1, to ensure that certain
    applications and components (such as Windows .NET Framework 2.0) function
    properly, install SP2 by using Microsoft Update
    (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=85856). "

    Without WU or WSUS available in a segmented network what is the resolutions
    required and for what components other than the one mentioned?

    G. Lyon
     
    G. Lyon, Oct 21, 2008
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  5. "If you are installing SP2 on a computer running SP1, to ensure that

    I know they are not saying the ONLY way to ensure certain app function
    properly is to install SP2 via Windows update.
    They are just saying Windows update is the official site to use to get the
    official MS SP2. If you download it from Windows update and burn it to CD,
    you got the MS "official" SP 2 release from Windows update.

    hth
    DDS
     
    Danny Sanders, Oct 21, 2008
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  6. Hello G. Lyon G.,

    Download it from the official MS site and burn it to disk or use USB and
    install it from there or over the network. We do it allways that way without
    any problem. Or you can use WSUS (freeware) or SMS from MS.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Oct 21, 2008
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  7. G. Lyon

    G. Lyon Guest

    Thanks Danny for concuring with my thoughts that Microsoft's wording was poor
    in intimating WU as being the sole route of upgrade in this particular case.

    Would be nice if they took a little more care in their release notes since
    they are being read by technical implemeters of their products.

    G.Lyon
     
    G. Lyon, Oct 22, 2008
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