Recovery Console installation Windows 2003 after SP1 update:

Posted on 2005-04-28
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
When we want to install the recovery console on Windows 2003 server after we have updated SP1:

When we try to install the recovery console from Windows 2003 installation cd-rom:

winnt32 /cmdcons

X    Windows Setup:

Setup cannot continue because the version of windows on your computer is newer than the version on the cd.

To exit press cancel , for more information click on details.

Continue is not possible.

Question by:petermolit
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    You need to slipstream SP1 into a 2003 CD then run the command.
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    To resolve this issue, you must run the winnt32.exe /cmdcons command again from an integrated installation (also known as a "slipstreamed" installation) of Windows 2003 and SP1.

    To create a "slipstreamed" installation of Windows 2003 and SP1:

    1. Connect to the network or computer on which you want to create the distribution folder.

    2. On the network distribution share, create a distribution folder for the Windows 2003 installation files.

    3. Insert your Windows 2003 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive, and then copy the contents of the CD-ROM to the distribution folder that you created in step 2.

    4. Remove the Windows 2003 CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive, and then insert the Service Pack CD-ROM.

    5. at a command prompt, extract the W23SP1.exe using the /x option.

    For more information on how to do this, please refer to the Microsoft Windows 2003 Service Pack Installation and Change file (located in the \support\tools\ folder). Change to the folder containing the extracted files.

    Run the Update.exe program in slipstream mode from this folder. For example, to apply the service pack files located in C:\ExtractedFiles to the Windows 2003 installation files located in the distribution folder named Win2003, do the following:
    To extract the files, type:
    d:\W2K3SP1.exe /x:c:\ExtractedFiles

    Then to create a slipstream install, type:

    c:\ExtractedFiles\i386\update\update.exe /s:c:\win2003

    6. Run the winnt32.exe /cmdcons command from the integrated installation point you created in steps 1 through 5
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    Excuse me, but didn't *I* say slipstream and provide links on how to do it?
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    need to use /integrate:folder_name and not /s when using 2003 SP1

    e.g. c:\ExtractedFiles\i386\update\update.exe /integrate:c:\win2003

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