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Posted on 2007-12-06
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I tried to put SP2 on a standard windows 2003 server. The machine didn't have much disk space left but It did its usual checks for disk space at the start, then started installing the service pack. So I thought it would be fine. Half way through the installation it failed with an error and started rolling back the installation. This was taking forever due to the lack of disk space.
Anyway half way through the rollback it failed with an error, so now the server is in a kinda half updated state of SP2. The uninstall folder was removed by the roll back. Now the server is incredably slow and I'm scared to reboot it incase it doesn't start up again.
The server is an application server running 1 app and isn't backed up at the moment.

Any ideas on my best course of action?

HELP!!!!!
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by:Kurt_Braeckmans
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Can you clean all the temp files and deleted items?
try to create more free disk space.
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by:fgs5635
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Tried that and there is now around 250mb of free space. The server has just rebooted itself a few minutes ago. Luckily it came back up and is now running at normal speed. However I have now got less disk space than when I started and still don't have SP2 installed.

Just noticed I have a 2gig pagefile on c:\ drive.
Is it possible and wise to move this to d:\ drive? If so how do I do that?
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by:Kurt_Braeckmans
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yes that you can do.
right click on my computer and select properties
Goto advanced
Under performance click on settings.
In the new window click on tab advanced
under Virtual memory click on change
For your D-drive select the option you want (system managed or custom size) and click on set
For your C-drive select no paging file and click on set.
Now reboot your server
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by:fgs5635
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Done that and I now have 2 gig of space on the C:\

Do you think its now wise to retry the SP2 installation, or do you think I will encounter problems?
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I think you can try the SP2 installation.
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