Microsoft Small Business Server 2000, Part 7
Microsoft has released SP1 for Small Business Server, you can order the CD or download the majority of it from the web. They are saying 4 to 6 weeks for the CD so this article is about the web download. It is a 289.5 Mb file so don't try it without some kind of broadband connection. It took 2.5 hours to download over my DSL line.
SBS-SP1 contains Windows 2000 SP3, Exchange Server SP3, SQL Server 2000 SP2, ISA Server 2000 SP1 and Outlook 2002 plus some fixes and integration updates. The web 289.5 Mb download does not contain Outlook 2002, SQL Server 2000 SP2 or ISA Server 2000 SP1. They do give you links to download all but Outlook 2002 for that you have to get the CD.
The install is very well behaved. It checks to see if you already have Exchange SP3 and Windows 2000 SP3 and does not reinstall them if you do. In my case as they were already installed from the last article the upgrade only took 10 minutes and 1 reboot. If the other 2 service packs had not been installed it would have installed them requiring a reboot after each one for a total of 3 reboots for the main upgrade.
These are the updates to SBS itself that are listed in the readme file
Also the client machines will be given the option to upgrade to W2K-SP3 when they log onto the network. Although I did notice that after a couple of reboots of the client it had not happened. If you don't see the option to upgrade your W2K clients try logging off and back on instead of rebooting. That is what worked for me. By the way this client was a Celeron 450 and the upgrade from the server took 30 minutes including rebooting. And the best part is it was optional.
Make sure you have plenty of room on the systemroot drive (normally C:) as that is where it needs to put its files. It needs a directory called systemroot:\Program Files\Microsoft Small Business Server SP1 so all the hooks work properly. Here is the note regarding space requirements from the readme file
Note Before downloading Service Pack 1, make sure that you have 300 MB of free disk space for the service pack download, at least 300 MB of space available on the drive containing the Program Files folder, 125 MB of space on the drive containing the ClientApps folder, and 350 MB of space for extracting temporary Exchange 2000 SP3 files.
As for the other SP's you'll want to download you can get them at
And if you notice that your Windows XP clients can not connect to Windows Update try one of the following
Either install Windows XP-SP1 or
This is a known issue see Q312955 for details
SBS Channel Program
If you sell and support SBS for a living check out
the details to this new program
basically Microsoft is temporarily offering a $500.00 rebate to get you to
support SBS. You have to pass an online test to show you have some knowledge
specifically about SBS and there are some rules and restrictions but nothing too
severe. And if that's not enough motivation they are also putting up a
the folks who pass the test and register for the program so people looking for
SBS support can find you. Additional SBS Resources DownHome Computers (my
company) Specializes in Small Business Server The folks at MCP have given us a forum for SBS you can
find it HERE A great book on SBS 2000 by Harry Brelsford, read the
Additional SBS Resources
DownHome Computers (my company) Specializes in Small Business Server
The folks at MCP have given us a forum for SBS you can find it HERE
A great book on SBS 2000 by Harry Brelsford, read the REVIEW
Microsoft's SBS News Groups HERE
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