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Article ID: 889100 - Last Review: February 3, 2011 - Revision: 7.8

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SUMMARY

This article describes how to obtain Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Windows Server 2003 updates are distributed in service packs. Service packs help keep Windows Server 2003 current. Additionally, service packs extend and update the functionality of your computer.

Service packs include updates, system administration tools, drivers, and additional components. These components are conveniently bundled for easy downloading. Service packs are cumulative. Each new service pack contains all the fixes that are included in previous service packs and any new fixes. You do not have to install a previous service pack before you install the latest service pack.

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Windows Server 2003 SP2

Release date: March 13, 2007

You may download Windows Server 2003 SP2 from the Web. The following three versions of Windows Server 2003 SP2 are available:
  • A 32-bit version
  • A 64-bit (x64-based) version
  • An Itanium-based version

To obtain Windows Server 2003 SP2 from Windows Update

You may download the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003 SP2 from the following Windows Update site:
http://update.microsoft.com (http://update.microsoft.com)

To obtain Windows Server 2003 SP2 from the Microsoft Download Center

To download Windows Server 2003 SP2 from the Microsoft Download Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb229701.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb229701.aspx)
Note If you have installed a prerelease version of Windows Server 2003 SP2, uninstall the prerelease version of the service pack, and then install the final product from the Download Center.

Important information

List of updates
For more information about what is fixed in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
914962   (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914962/ ) List of updates in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Release notes
For more information about issues with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
914961   (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914961/ ) General information regarding Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Additional resources
For documentation, tools, and resources to help you evaluate, deploy, and manage Windows Server 2003 SP2 on the servers in your organization, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb229701.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb229701.aspx)

Windows Server 2003 SP1

Release date: March 30, 2005

You may download Windows Server 2003 SP1 from the Web. Or, you may obtain a CD. The following two versions of Windows Server 2003 SP1 are available:
  • A 32-bit version
  • An Itanium-based version

To obtain Windows Server 2003 SP1 from Windows Update

You may download the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003 SP1 from the following Windows Update site:
http://update.microsoft.com (http://update.microsoft.com)

To obtain Windows Server 2003 SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center

To download the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003 SP1, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=22CFC239-337C-4D81-8354-72593B1C1F43 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=22CFC239-337C-4D81-8354-72593B1C1F43)
To download the Itanium-based version of Windows Server 2003 SP1, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=890C5C44-815C-45BD-8B08-4FE901BB8FDF (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=890C5C44-815C-45BD-8B08-4FE901BB8FDF)
Note If you have installed a prerelease version of Windows Server 2003 SP1, uninstall the prerelease version of the service pack, and then install the final product from the Download Center.

Important information

List of updates
For more information about what is fixed in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824721  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824721/ ) Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 list of updates
Release notes
For more information about issues with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, click the following article number to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889101  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889101/ ) Release notes for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
Additional resources
For documentation, tools, and resources to help you evaluate, deploy, and manage Windows Server 2003 SP1 on the servers in your organization, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/sp1.mspx (http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/sp1.mspx)

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
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