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    windows 2003 server service pack 2

    I've done a search but pulled up no obvious results. Presumably people have started to roll this out? Any issues, should I hold off for a bit?

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    Re: windows 2003 server service pack 2

    I previously posted my experience:

    http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...ewtopic&t=7598

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    Re: windows 2003 server service pack 2

    Cheers Geoff, maybe I'll wait a little while

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    Re: windows 2003 server service pack 2

    No problems on any of our 4 servers after installing last week.

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    Re: windows 2003 server service pack 2

    WE installed it on all 13 of ours, only thing it broke was RIS.............now theres another topic.

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    Re: windows 2003 server service pack 2

    See I use RIS nearly every day so won't be implementing that Service Pack.

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    Re: windows 2003 server service pack 2

    My understanding is that if you do not implement SP2 you do not get any more Security Updates? Can anyone who hasn't installed it tell me if that is the case?

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    Re: windows 2003 server service pack 2

    If I go to the Update site I have the optio nof not installing Service Pack 2 and can still install Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB925902), among other things.

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    Re: windows 2003 server service pack 2

    Quote Originally Posted by tosca925
    WE installed it on all 13 of ours, only thing it broke was RIS.............now theres another topic.
    we updated our 4 servers with service pack 2, all was fine. service pack 2 updates RIS to WDS to add support for vista. we have had no problems with RIS breaking down because of sp2.

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    Re: windows 2003 server service pack 2

    We basically use RIS to load Ghost Solution Suite's PXE boot thingy, will WDS still be able to do this?

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    Re: windows 2003 server service pack 2

    You can still get security updates
    Isnt there a period of time until SP2 becomes mandatory?

    However Ive deployed it on all of my 2003 servers and there hasnt been a problem (we dont use RIS though)

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    Re: windows 2003 server service pack 2

    wds uses the new WIM imaging format as used in windows vista. however there is a "windows deployment services legacy" shortcut in the administrative tools folder to create older setups which include ghost pxe boot disks. this has worked for us and we use the the old ghost corporate 8 version.

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    Re: windows 2003 server service pack 2

    I'll take a look then, probably set up a test system. Cheers.

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    Re: windows 2003 server service pack 2

    the only prob i had was with help and support service being removed but sorted that out did post it but cant find it now lol.

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    Re: windows 2003 server service pack 2

    There is / was a tool to block SP2 for Server 2003....

    I dont have it to hand though

    Please keep RIS / WDS discussion on this thread to a minimum as there are threads for this already.

    SP2 didn't install properly for me the first time but it didnt mess the server up [thankfully as it was the DC lol] but removed itself and told me that it couldnt.

    I went on a fixing spree and cleaned off all programs that werent fundimental to the operation of the DC - i.e. some HP tools, PMP, etc etc - and it did it the second time around.

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