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I've taken over 2003 standard server. Its has not got SP2 on it.

I've downloaded the Service pack -

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=41

Does the install require a reboot? And is there any known issues to watch out for when installing this Service pack?
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The service pack will require reboot after install.

I suggest You  to backup the server first  ( You have taken the server over, and You don't know if everything is ok ) , for example with build in NT Backup Tools or other backup software.

Please read these documents before installing SP2

Readme for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc779901%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

Release Notes for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ed5382af-e819-4d33-ace0-225d31b7ab75
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Thanks, I'll make sure all backups are in place.

This server is a Dell Poweredge 2900 running a 32 bit OS. I take I downloaded the correct version of this SP? As there is one names 'itanium' which refers to the processor I presume?
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Yes, it should be (32-bit x86) version.

Itanium version is for IA-64 processor family.
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Installed sp2
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