Error installing .NET 3.5 on SBS 2003

Posted on 2011-04-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-07
I am running Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 with service pack 2.  I am trying to install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.  However, when I run the install, I receive a error stating that I need to install Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 1.

I have attached a screen shot of the error.

Question by:brianpaulcox
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    With 2003, there were service packs for *windows* and there were separate service packs for the SBS components. Often people think they have a serive pack installed when they don't because they are looking at the SBS SP level instead of the Windows SP level, and vice versa.

    Other times, service packs were not installed properly because attention was not paid to the SBS-specific instructions.

    My recommendation would be to go through the process of installing Windows SP1, SBS SP1, and then Windows SP2 again.

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