Migration will not start because I cannot uninstall SP2 in order to install SP1

Posted on 2009-12-31
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I am trying in migrate from SBS2003 to SBS2008.  The detination server is saying that the source server do not meet the requirements for migration.   It needs for the source server to have SP1 install.  According to the Microsft migration, if SP2 is install, but not SP1.  SP2 need to be removed and to first install SP1. The problem I'm having is that I cannot uninstall SP2 in order to install SP1. I've first tried to uninstall from the Control panel but cannot, and I've lost the entry in the Control Panel to Uninstall.  I tried reinstalling SP2 and it did, but the option to remove is still not in the Control Panel. I really need to get this thing up and running, I would really appreciate if someone  can direct me on how to remove SP2 from the source server.

Much Thanks,

Question by:gangoo_nilc
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    by:Glen Knight
    OK for migration to work the SBS2003 needs to be at least:

    Windows 2003 SP2
    Exchange 2003 SP2
    Small Business Server SP1

    all 3 need to be installed, see here for SBS SP1:
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    Thanks for your comment.  I cannot install SBS sp1 because the prereqiusite is to install 2003 sp1. That brings me back to the original problem: I cannot uninstall sp2 in order to first install sp1. I need help to unintall 2003 SP2.

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    SP2 is cumulative which means it installs SP1 there is no need to install both.

    They are very different.

    You new to install SBS SP1 there is no SP2 part of thisnis installing SP2 for Windows 2003 Server.

    Please read the links on my previous post.

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    The solution was true, but it did not directly answer the Question.  

    Thanks for your eagernes to help.

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