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Update AD 2003  server to to sp2?

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I have 4 2003 DC's in a domain. All run SP1

I want to update one of them to sp2 and not the other 3. Can anyone think of any issues this would cause me?

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Nope, unless you have specific apps on the server that does not support SP2. I ran SP1 & SP2 on domain controllers for several months to make sure SP2 was fine before I upgarded my production servers to SP2.

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Thank you. Before closing the call, does anyone else have anything to add to that?
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Nope, you should be good to go.  No issues that I can foresee.

Good luck.
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There were some networking issues when SP2 came out:
http://blogs.msdn.com/jamesche/archive/2007/12/19/having-network-problems-on-win2003-sp2.aspx
 http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/07/18/446400.aspx
Make sure your drivers are all updated. I don't know of any other issues.
What you are doing by updating one of them first is a good strategy.
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I knew Mikey was going to chime in on this one!
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haha, I just remember I held off on SP2 after these issues came up.  On all our new installs we have SP2 as part of the image now.
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By default, when SP2 is installed, Scalable Networking Pack (TOE/RSS/etc) is installed. If you install KB 948496 this will disable SNP. On some servers, SNP can cause various networking issues (see the KB for the issues that can occur).

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Thanks guy's. Hope i got the points correct.
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