not able to update SP2 in window server 2003 standard edition

Posted on 2011-02-22
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
am not able to update sp2 it shows access denied. but am the domain admin. is there any way i can checck in any of the log why it fails??
Question by:mansoornazar
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ID: 34954879
Check the Application log for install failures, and check the System Log for installation process failures

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ID: 34955050
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 installation failed.
Access is denied.

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      NtServicePack
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      4374
Date:            2/20/2011
Time:            5:05:01 AM
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 installation failed, leaving Windows Server 2003 partially updated.
Service Pack 2 installation did not complete.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

These are the alerts I see

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KCarney81 earned 500 total points
ID: 34955302
Try here, seems someone else had a similar problem and solved it:

And if not add "/log:c:\sp2-install.log" switch and post your log contents


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