How do I recover an SBS 2003 server from the installation of IE7 before SP2?
Posted on 2008-06-17
I have recently (two days ago) updated an SBS 2003 server to IE7, SP2, and SP2 for Exchange. Ever since, the network performance and remote access have been slow, and in the case of remote access, unreliable.
I have since discovered in another question on EE that IE7 must not be installed before SP2 (thank you TechSoEasy), but as I did indeed install the former before the latter how can I restore the server to its previous happy state? Initially I uninstalled two IE7 updates and then IE7 itself - this seemed to go OK, so I then tried to uninstall SP2. This failed with a "could not find specified file" error.
I am now very reluctant to proceed without wise counsel as I don't want to damage the installation any further. Should I re-install IE7 and its two updates, and then try to uninstall SP2, followed by IE7?
The server runs a sophisticated accounting and tax management program, and everyone is noticing that it is now running dog slow.
I would very much appreciate advice as to what I should do next.