David Overton's Blog and Discussion Site
This site is my way to share my views and general business and IT information with you about Microsoft, IT solutions for ISVs, technologists and businesses, large and small. I specialise in Windows Intune and SBS 2008.
This blog is purely the personal opinions of David Overton. If you can't find the information you were looking for e-mail me at admin@davidoverton.com.

To find out more about my Windows Intune BOOK - Microsoft Windows Intune 2.0: Quickstart Administration click here

To find out more about my SBS 2008 BOOK - Small Business Server 2008, Installation, Migration and Configuration click here

Small Business Server 2003 (SP1 and R2) upgrading to SP2 and Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) information - including the fact that you do NOT have to uninstall IE7
David Overton's Blog

Buy my books

Windows Intune:Quickstart Administration


This is the RAW book (Read as Written).
Click here for more information
Buy or pre-order today

SBS 2008 - Installation, Migration and Configuration

Small Business Server 2008 – Installation, Migration, and Configuration

Buy today in book or e-book form

Request a Review Copy

Twitter

Syndication

[updated 21th March 14:15]

This is just a quick note to say that the release notes are WRONG (and will be changed) in stating that IE7 has to be uninstalled.  Also, if you have automatic updates turned on, SP2 will still prompt prior to an install as the EULA needs to be accepted, so no discovering that it was installed by the note that the server has rebooted.

I did the install today my system is fine and I have had it confirmed that unless you specifically fall into the problem areas listed in http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/932600:

  • You upgrade from an evaluation copy of Windows Small Business Server 2003 to the full retail version.
  • You upgrade from Windows Server 2003 to the full retail version of Windows Small Business Server 2003.
  • You migrate to Windows Server 2003 from Windows Small Business Server by using the Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Transition Pack.

For information on SP2 and what it delivers, please look at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/sp2.mspx.

This is a follow up to several people blogging (Susan, Vlad, Nick and many more) who, in my personal opinion, were right to say that some notice should have been given about the date of shipment!!

Mark Stanfill of the offical SBS blog has also put some more information up at http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/03/14/can-i-install-windows-server-2003-sp2-on-sbs-2003.aspx and while writing I noticed that Susan also has details at http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2007/03/14/install-sp2-over-the-top-of-ie7.aspx

[update]

The text has been replaced on the web. The link for the release notes now points here - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b6fcca62-c291-4303-8cb8-cdb255d849f6&DisplayLang=en
(Note the old web page still physically exists – so if customers have bookmarked the old one they need to update their bookmark… or follow the links once again)

The new text on the webpage is as follows

<snip>

Internet Explorer

You do not need to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 prior to installing Windows Server 2003 SP2.

If you have previously installed Internet Explorer 7 on a computer running Windows Server 2003 with SP1 and are now installing Windows Server 2003 SP2 using Microsoft Update, the downloadable SP2 update from the Microsoft Download Center, or the SP2 update CD, your computer will retain Internet Explorer 7 as expected.

If you have previously installed Internet Explorer 7 on a computer running Windows Server 2003 with SP1 and are now installing the integrated version of Windows Server 2003 SP2 (that is, the full operating system integrated with the service pack), the computer will have Internet Explorer 6 as the default browser in Windows Server 2003 SP2. You will need to reinstall Internet Explorer 7.

For more information about options for installing Windows Server 2003 SP2, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=85899.

</snip>

[update 2]

If you find the help and support service missing after installing SP2 then go to Help and Support Service not working / there after Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is applied to a machine to find a link to the solution.

 

If you are having VPN and NAT issues then look at this VPN, SecureNat/Nat and Outlook clients not working after installing Windows Service Pack 2 in SBS 2003

ttfn

David

 

 


Posted Wed, Mar 14 2007 11:28 PM by David Overton

Comments

Kieran Singh Mann wrote re: Small Business Server 2003 (SP1 and R2) upgrading to SP2 and Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) information - including the fact that you do NOT have to uninstall IE7
on Thu, Mar 15 2007 5:22 PM

Thanks for the heads up.

Was wondering whether to proceed before your post.

Cheers.

Kieran.

Spyware Sucks wrote Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and IE7 - you do NOT need to uninstall under most circumstances
on Thu, Mar 15 2007 9:18 PM

Ok, so a couple of days ago Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 hit Automatic Update, catching all of

Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP] wrote re: Small Business Server 2003 (SP1 and R2) upgrading to SP2 and Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) information - including the fact that you do NOT have to uninstall IE7
on Tue, Mar 20 2007 4:58 AM

Thanks for clearing that up, Dave. What it pity it had to be done by you and the rest of the community in the first place.

Add a Comment

(optional)  
(optional)
(required)  
Remember Me?

(c)David Overton 2006-13