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I am trying to install dns on a win 2003 server and it keeps asking for the sp 1 disk?

I have a 2003 server running sp 1 that I recently promoted to a dc.  I also want it to be a dns server.  It will be the only server on a small network.  When I try to install dns the server asks for the sp 1 disk.  I went to the run line, typed winver and verifed that sp 1 was indeed installed.  Help?  Thanks Dale
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oBdACommented:
Create a slipstreamed version of Server 2003, one where the service pack is included; use this version (either burn it to a CD, or just use a slipstreamed network installation share) to install additional components:
Windows Server 2003 SP Slipstreaming
http://www.petri.co.il/windows_2003_sp1_slipstreaming.htm
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DaleFrazierAuthor Commented:
Why should I have to do this?  Windows is looking for the "dnsmgr.dll" file.  Why isn't this file on the orginal install disk?  I have the enterprize verison.  I've never had this problem before.  Do I have a defective copy of win 2k3?  And why is it asking for the sp 1 disk and not the orginal copy of win 2k3?  Thanks for your help?
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oBdACommented:
You've installed the OS without the service pack, and applied the service pack at a later time. The OS now wants to install the SP1 version of the DNS service, and that requires an SP1 version of the OS installation. The same will happen if you don't have the recovery console installed yet: you won't be able to install it from the original install disk.
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norganCommented:
it's a bug in ms os's in my opinion. it shoud ask for the original but then you will have to re-install the service pack.
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oBdACommented:
norgan,
this is not a bug, it's a feature. NT4 was behaving the way you said W2k3 should: when you installed a Windows component (and were asked for the NT4 CD) after already having applied a service pack, you had to re-apply the service pack plus all hotfixes you had installed after the service pack (unless you knew well enough which files were re-installed and have since then been replaced by SPs or hotfixes). Rather time consuming, not to mention error-prone if someone wasn't aware that you had to reinstall the SP.
Luckily enough, since Windows 2000, the OS makes sure it doesn't install outdated components anymore.
Creating a slipstreamed network installation point or a slipstreamed installation CD is a one-time effort and a lot less trouble than having to re-apply service packs.
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norganCommented:
oBdA i agree, it;s just annoying when you know a companent doesn't nessecarily have to be the new version. personally i always ensure i have a slipstreamed service pack cd on hand. it woud be good however if the service pack installation packaged could be used directly, there;s no reason why the service pack could not be presented in cab format for this purpose, but i guess that would require logical thinking from ms :-P lol
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oBdACommented:
Well, dnsmgr.dll has been replaced by SP1 ...

DNS MMC may take a long time to populate the description pane when you view a zone in Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=830711

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 list of updates
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=824721
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DaleFrazierAuthor Commented:
This is annoying.  I am going to create a slipstreamed verison.  When ms comes out with the next sp will I have to do this whole process again or can I just add the next sp to my slipstreamed network install???  Thanks Dale
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oBdACommented:
You can just upgrade the network installation point again.
And it's far less annoying than having to re-apply service packs or butchering your installation ...
Out of interest: did you install SP1 using Windows Update, downloading only the necessary components, or did you download the complete SP file and installed this?
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DaleFrazierAuthor Commented:
I used win update and did the express installation.  I did not do any kind of custom install if thats what you are asking.  How should I have done it?  Thanks for all your help on this one!
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