Windows server 2003 SP1 on Exchange 2003 SP1

Posted on 2005-04-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
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.


Question by:it_gsr
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    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

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    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

    Author Comment

    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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    by:Pete Long

    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

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    Expert Comment

    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.

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    by:Pete Long

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    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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