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Uninstalling updates via Recovery Console

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Hello!

Having an issue with an old server (Windows Server 2003 SP2) that was out in the field for a while. I need to uninstall some updates that I believe are causing BSOD's on boot.

The issue is when I boot to the Recovery Console, and then attempt to run the command for the corresponding update for the uninstall (BATCH spuninst.txt), I get 3 successive "Access Denied" messages.

I am logged in as Administrator, although I had to set the password to blank with a password tool as we didn't have the admin password. Also, unfortunately the Local Security Policy doesn't allow me to use the "SET" command, as I wasn't sure if any of those variables make a difference.

Any idea why I am getting "Access Denied" messages when attempting to uninstall updates?

Thanks in advance!
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