Windows 2003 upgrade to SR2

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by JohnDeeze, Aug 20, 2008.

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    I have been assigned the task of updating one of my companies Windows servers.
    The version of Windows currently on the server is 2003 server standard
    edition 32 bit. I want to upgrade to 2003 server standard edition 32 bit SR2,
    so basically all i want to do is install SR2.

    Problem is i can't seem to find the 2003 server standard edition disk 1 and
    the disk 2 dates back to Feb06.

    I do have a copy of a version of windows 2003 standard 32bt on the network
    but when i place this in the CD Rom i am offered the option to install not
    upgrade as would normally happen with a PC. i believe when i also click setup
    fro this disk it says can't as this disk is older than yuor current version.

    I was basically expecting to place disk 1 in the drive and have the option
    to upgrade. The last thing i want to do is overwrite a perfectly good working

    Can someone please explain how i can update Windows 2003 server standard
    edition to the SR2 verion i require?
    JohnDeeze, Aug 20, 2008
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  2. If by SR2 you mean Win 2k3 R2, all you need to do is run adprep, from the
    first disk in the R2 set on the schema master for your domain to update the
    schema, then run setup2 from the second disk of the R2 set to
    install/upgrade the new feature that you want to use from the R2 set.

    Danny Sanders, Aug 20, 2008
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  3. Hi,
    if the server is already patched with Service Pack 2, you may have to create
    a folder containing slipstreamed installation files with integrated Service
    Pack at least for your second CD.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf Engelke [MVP], Aug 21, 2008
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