Windows SBS 2003 upgrade to SP2
Posted on 2010-11-17
I am preparing to upgrade my company's SBS 2003 installation from SP1 to SP2. First let me say I have inherited this task from my predecessor, who was of the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" school of thought. I guess he had a hard time with the SP1 install, and thereafter put off almost all other updates unless something was "broke". So...that leaves me in the present situation. Soon it will become necessary to start replacing older XP computers with new ones no doubt running Windows 7 Professional. From what I have determined so far it will be necessary to update the SBS Server to SP2 in order to accomplish this.
My question is this, in the release notes for SP2 it states "If you are running the initial version of Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) that was available as a download, you will not be able to directly update the computer to Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2). If you do so, the ADAM instances may stop functioning." Since I wasn't here when the intallation of SBS 2003 took place I don't know the history, and since I've never used ADAM, I don't even know how to tell if it's installed.
If someone could help me determine weather or not it is installed or not I'd be grateful!