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    Service Pack 2 - install it?

    One of the Newsletter Lists (probably WServerNews) suggested when Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 came out that it would be worth waiting before installing it, to see if there were any problems. I haven't noticed a subsequent suggestion that it is now considered "safe to install", but I may just have missed it.

    Since it has been downloaded and is now being offered by the Windows Update yellow shield, I wonder whether anyone could report on their experiences with installing SP2?

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    Re: Service Pack 2 - install it?

    I've installed it on three different machines without problems and have been running it since late March/early April.. The machines are all different, one a Win2003R2 x32 standard version which has SQL server 2005 and WSUS 3.0, one a Win2003R2 x32 web edition with SQL server 2005, and one a Win2003R2 x64 standard edition which has SQL server 2005 & Exchange 2007.

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    Re: Service Pack 2 - install it?

    Thanks, Joe - I'll bung it on Monday!
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    Re: Service Pack 2 - install it?

    Best of luck!!!

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    Re: Service Pack 2 - install it?

    Forgot to say I did it on Monday morning, early, and it took just under an hour to get the server back, with no other effect than (even) less space on the system/Windows disk... Thanks, Joe!
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    Re: Service Pack 2 - install it?

    You're quite welcome. Glad it went well (at least so far). Service pack installation is always a bit of a leap of faith no matter what anyone else has experienced.

    Joe

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