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Windows server 2003 SP1 on Exchange 2003 SP1

hi guys
i have a cool 125 points for this question. I want to find out if anyone has installed the recently released W2003 SP1 on a window server 2003 box running exchange 2003 (with SP1). I'm a bit cautious about this and i just wanted to know if there has been any known drama with installing SP1 on a FE/BE configuration.


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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
Hi it_gsr,
Hold off on 2K3 SP1 - if you have VPN's etc then there are a number of problems that have arose - microsoftft are recalling SP1 from general release

MVP Windows Server
Pete, can you provide more detail (and perhaps some links)?  I have 2k03+X2k03 and SP1 applied and have had no issues since I applied it 1 or 2 weeks ago
it_gsrAuthor Commented:
hi Pete
I'm also really interested to get a bit more detailed information about your feedback as i was almost on the verge on installing SP1. More info, Pete!

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Pete LongConsultantCommented:

The KB isnt even written Yet !Initial snag list was still not forwarded for publication however known issues at the moment are

-          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


Though Im sure we will find more :(

Thats about all the info I have - and thats direct from source

Just got this from the Microsoft Windows Web Hoster newsletter from Microsoft:

Recommendations for Hosters on Windows Server 2003 SP1
 Updates on Windows Service Pack 1
Microsoft Hosting Solutions is recommending that hosters not update to Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 at this time. We recommend that you wait for the next scheduled release of the Windows-based Hosting Solution in June, or the September release of Hosted Messaging and Collaboration. Click here to watch the webcast regarding this solution.

Pete LongConsultantCommented:
Is is safe to install Windows SP1 with the new release, as I have heard that the firewall is turned off by default


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