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      Updated: March 28, 2005
      Applies To:Windows Server 2003 R2
      Introduction to Service Pack 1 (SP1)
      Components ofSP1
      Installation Options
      Deploying SP1 to MultipleServers
      Release Notes
      Before You Install SP1
      Installing SP1 from the CD
      Uninstalling SP1
      Additional Resources
      Introduction to Service Pack 1 (SP1)
      This document provides important information about Microsoft® Windows Server™ Service Pack 1 (SP1).SP1 contains
      updates that can help improvethesecurity, reliability,and performance of your operating system.Werecommend thatyou
      install SP1 becauseit includes updates that can improve how some programs run with Windows Server 2003 operating
      It is important to read this document beforeyou install SP1.This documentexplains how to install SP1,and it provides specific
      information that mightapply to your setup.
      You can install SP1 to updatethefollowing versions of Windows Server 2003 operating systems:
      Windows Server 2003,Standard Edition
      Windows Server 2003,EnterpriseEdition
      Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition
      Windows Server 2003,Web Edition
      Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2003
      If you arerunning Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition,contactyour OEM beforeyou install SP1. OEMs arerequired to
      test Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition with service packs, such as SP1. If you subscribeto updates from your OEM,
      they should provideyou with SP1 and provide or directyou to updated adapter drivers and utilities.They should also
      providea custom HAL if your system requires such additional items. It is not possibleto updatethex64 versions of Windows
      Server 2003.For information about support for these products,contactyour OEM,and seethe Windows Server 2003 x64
      Web site.
      Components of SP1
      SP1 contains updates and additional functionality for Windows Server 2003. You can read about thesechanges on the
      MicrosoftTechCenter Web site. Help and Support Center has also been updated for SP1.For information about new
      functionality, seethe updated version of Help and Support Center posted on the MicrosoftTechCenter Web site. You can
      updateItanium-based versions of Windows Server 2003 with SP1 only for English, German, Japanese,and French locales.
      List of updates
      For information about updates and fixes included in SP1, seethearticle 824721, “Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 List of
      Updates,” in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
      Installation Options
      You can install SP1 from the CD, the Microsoft Download Center, or from the Windows Update Web site.
      For 32-bitversions (x86) ofServer 2003, the name of theSP1 installation fileis WindowsServer2003-KB889101-SP1-
      Theexamples throughout this document usethe 32-bit namefor theSP1 installation file.
      For Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2003, the name of theSP1 installation fileis WindowsServer2003-KB889101-
      SP1-ia64-LLL.exe, whereLLL is thelanguageversion ofSP1.For example,ENU represents theEnglish-languageversion.
      You can updateItanium-based versions with SP1 for only English, German, Japanese,and French locales.
      Using the CD to install SP1
      You can usethe CD to install SP1 onto a singleserver, or follow theinstructions in the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
      Installation and Deployment Guide(on the MicrosoftTechCenter Web site) to deploy SP1 to multipleservers on a network.
      Therearetwo SP1 CDs availableto update Windows Server 2003 operating systems with SP1: onefor 32-bitversions of the
      Windows Server 2003 operating system,and onefor Itanium-based versions of the Windows Server 2003 operating system.
      The CD for Itanium-based operating systems is labeled as such.
      Using the Web to install SP1
      Therearetwo options availablefor installing SP1 from the Web.
      During the download,check the URL of the Web siteto ensurethatyou are downloading files from Microsoft.
      Windows Update
      You can use Windows Updateto install SP1 on a singleserver running a 32-bitversion of Windows Server 2003. You can
      updateItanium-based versions with SP1 only by using the CD or by downloading it from the Microsoft Download Center.
      Download Center
      You can updatea singleserver or multipleservers by downloading SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center. You can choose
      to download SP1 for 32-bit (x86) versions or Itanium-based versions of the Windows 2003 operating system.
      Because downloading theSP1 installation takes a substantial amount of time, werecommend thatyou savetheSP1
      installation file on your computer.This way, if you must restart theinstallation or reinstall SP1,you will not need to download
      theinstallation fileagain. BecausetheSP1 installation fileis very large, if your computer has morethan one hard disk,you
      should save WindowsServer2003-KB889101-SP1-x86-LLL.exe on a disk other than your system disk.
      Deploying SP1 to Multiple Servers
      You can obtain SP1 installation files from theSP1 CD or from the Download Center.Follow theinstructions in the Windows
      Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Installation and Deployment Guide(on the MicrosoftTechCenter Web site) and do one of the
      Deploy SP1 to multipleservers on a network thatarealready running Windows Server 2003 operating systems.
      Integratea Windows Server 2003 operating system with SP1,and then install the operating system and SP1 together on
      multipleservers using one procedure.This type of procedureis also known as “slipstreaming.”
      Follow theinstructions in the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Installing and Deploying Updates (on the Microsoft
      TechCenter Web site) to combineSP1 with an installation of Windows Server 2003, updates, or both the operating system and
      updates,and install them together using one procedure.
      Release Notes
      Beforeyou install SP1, seearticle 889101, “Release Notes for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.”Theinformation in this
      section will also help you preparefor your installation ofSP1.
      Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1
      The Microsoft .NETFramework is included in all of the 32-bitversions of the Windows Server 2003 operating systems. It is not
      included in 64-bitversions of the Windows Server 2003 operating systems.
      The 32-bitversion of .NETFramework 1.1 is supported by 64-bitversions of Windows Server operating systems and can be
      installed for 32-bitapplications running on 64-bitversions of Windows operating systems (WOW64).
      To install .NETFramework 1.1, see”Microsoft .NETFramework Version 1.1 Redistributable Package”at the Microsoft Download
      Center Web site.To install .NETFramework version 1.1 Service Pack 1, see”Microsoft .NETFramework 1.1 Service Pack 1″at
      the Microsoft Download Center Web site.
      Important performance and scalability information
      If a 32-bitversion of the Microsoft .NETFramework is installed on the 64-bit Itanium-based systems,applications created for
      the 32-bitversion of the.NETFramework will bind and run against it.Therefore,applications created with the.NETFramework
      version 1.1 run only in a 32-bit process within the WOW64 compatibility environment. Dueto the design of x86 emulation for
      Itanium processors and the WOW64 subsystem,applications arerestricted to execution on one processor.
      Single processor execution and x86 emulation reducethe performanceand scalability of 32-bit .NETFramework applications
      running on Itanium-based systems.Werecommend thatapplications using the.NETFramework version 1.1 be used for
      interactive,clientapplications.With .NETFramework applications that demand high performanceand scalability, such as highload
      ASP.NETapplications, we do not recommend this environment.Wesuggest thatapplication developers instead evaluate
      the.NETFramework version 2.0, which includes 64-bit support for Itanium-based systems, for increased performanceand
      Dell OpenManage support for Windows Server 2003 SP1
      In order to support the new enhancements and features in Windows Server 2003 SP1, Dell plans to release Dell OpenManage
      version 4.4, including Dell Server Assistantversion 8.6, to fully supportSP1.For current customers who arerunning Dell
      OpenManageversion 4.3 or earlier, go to the Dell Web sitefor Dell OpenManageand Service Pack 1 upgradeand deployment
      Web addresses can change, so you might be unableto connect to the Web site mentioned here.
      Before You Install SP1
      You can install SP1 only on a computer that is running a Windows Server 2003 operating system.
      Beforeyou install SP1, review thefollowing information about Windows Server 2003 SP1.
      1. Review the planning and deployment information for Windows Server 2003 SP1,available on the MicrosoftTechCenter
      Web site.
      BecauseSP1 includes enhanced security, increased reliability,and a simplified administration, werecommend thatyou
      review thesefunctionality changes and how they can affectyour server setup beforeyou deploy SP1.For example,SP1
      includes theSecurity Configuration Wizard (SCW) thatyou can useto createsecurity templates for servers based on their
      roles. Beforeyou deploy SP1,you should determine how to incorporateSCW into your deployment process. An overview
      of this and other information you should know beforeyou deploy SP1 is included in “Changes to Functionality in
      Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1” on the MicrosoftTechCenter Web site.
      2. Check thesystem requirements for installing SP1 in thearticle, 892807, “Hard Disk Space Requirements for Windows
      Server 2003 Service Pack 1” in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
      3. Review article 824721, “Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 List of Updates” in the Microsoft Knowledge Baseto find
      outabout updates and fixes included in SP1.
      4. Unless you havea supplemental supportagreement with Microsoft,you must uninstall any prereleaseversions ofSP1
      beforeyou proceed. Microsoft does not support theinstallation of this version over thereleasecandidate or beta
      versions ofSP1.
      5. Fully back up your servers. Your backup should includeall data and configuration information that is necessary for that
      computer to function. It is important to perform a backup of configuration information for servers,especially thosethat
      provide network infrastructure, such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).When you perform the backup, be
      sureto includethe bootand system partitions and theSystem State. Another way to back up configuration information is
      to createa backup set for Automated System Recovery.
      6. If you are not connected to a network or theInternet,and you want to minimizetheinstallation timefor theSP1 update,
      you can chooseto disableyour antivirus software. You can usually do this by right-clicking your antivirus-softwareicon
      (which typically appears in the bottom right-hand corner of thecomputer screen),and clicking Disable. Besureto enable
      theantivirus softwareagain after you install SP1. Do this only if you areinstalling from the CD.
      Antivirus softwareis a critical part of keeping a computer secure, but thetimethat it takes for thesoftwareto scan files on
      your system can add significantly to thetimerequired to install theservice pack—as much as an hour or more on slower
      Disabling your antivirus software beforeyou install theservice pack eliminates this extra installation time.
      If you disableyour antivirus software beforeyou install theservice pack, besurethatyou areaware of therisks involved,and
      besureto enableitafter theservice pack is installed.
      Installing SP1 from the CD
      TheSP1 CD contains the program,WindowsServer2003-KB889101-SP1-x86-LLL.exe, which is a self-extracting executablefile
      that contains thesourcefiles for SP1.The CD also includes tools for advanced users, technical support staff,and administrators.
      To install SP1 from the CD
      1. To install SP1,you must belogged on to thecomputer as an administrator.
      2. Insert theSP1 CD into your CD-ROM drive. It might takea few moments for theinstallation document to display.This
      document is titled, “Installing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.”
      If this document does notautomatically open when you insert the CD, open it using thefollowing steps:
      a. Click Start,and then click Run.
      b. Typethefollowing,and then press ENTER:
      D is the driveletter associated with your CD-ROM drive.
      3. To completea default installation (recommended), in “Installing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1,” look for
      thelink to install SP1 and click that link to begin. Otherwise, to customizeyour installation, usethecommand line.To
      view command-line options for a customized installation, type:
      WindowsServer2003-KB889101-SP1-x86- LLL .exe /?
      4. If theSetup Wizard prompts you to run WindowsServer2003-KB889101-SP1-x86-LLL.exe or to saveit to disk,click Run
      this program from its current location,and then click OK.
      5. Follow theinstructions in theSetup Wizard.
      6. During theinstallation, backup files arecreated by default so you can removeSP1 later if you want to. If you install from
      thecommand line,you can choose not to back up files by using the option /N.We do not recommend this option. If you
      install from the user interface, theSetup wizard allows you to choose whereyou want to create backup files.
      7. After theinstallation is complete, restartyour computer,and then turn on theantivirus softwareif you disabled it for the
      If you choose not to create backup files,you will be unableto removeSP1.
      Uninstalling SP1
      If you choseto create backup files when you installed SP1,you can use Add or Remove Programs or thecommand prompt
      to removeSP1 atany timeand restoreyour computer to its previous state.
      It is only possibleto uninstall SP1 if it was installed as an updateto an existing operating system. It is not possibleto remove
      SP1 if you installed itas part of an integrated installation. In this case,you can only uninstall theentire operating system
      together with SP1.
      To remove SP1 using a command prompt
      1. Open a command promptand type:
      2. Type Spuninst.exe /option. Replaceoption with any of the options in thefollowing table.
      3. Press ENTER to continue,and then follow theinstructions thatappear on your screen.
      Option Description
      /U Removes theservice pack in unattended mode. If you usethis option, only critical error prompts appear whileyou
      uninstall SP1.
      /Q Removes SP1 in quiet mode, which is thesameas unattended modeexcept that the user interfaceis hidden. If you use
      this option, no prompts appear whileyou uninstall SP1.
      /Z Does not restart thecomputer after the process of uninstalling SP1 is complete.
      /F Forces other applications to close when thecomputer restarts after uninstalling SP1.
      If you chooseto removeSP1,a dialog box displays a list of theapplications thatyou installed after you installed SP1. If you
      continueto removeSP1, theseapplications might not work correctly.
      Multiple descriptions of someapplications mightappear instead of a single generic description. You should ignorethese
      additional descriptions.
      Additional Resources
      For information about Windows Server 2003 and SP1, seethe MicrosoftTechCenter Web site.
      The Microsoft Knowledge Base provides updated information about the Windows Server 2003 operating systems,SP1,
      and other Microsoft products.
      For the most up-to-dateinformation about supported hardware, seethe hardwarecompatibility information at the
      Windows Server Catalog Web site.
      To obtain thelatest product updates, seethe Windows Update Web site.
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