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Install the most recent service packs to prepare for Windows SBS 2008 Migration

Updated: January 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

It is highly recommended that you install the latest service packs on the Source Server. Before installing a service pack, back up your server.

To verify that your server is running Service Pack 1 for Windows Small Business Server 2003

  1. Start the Registry Editor, and then locate the following registry entry:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SmallBusinesServer\ServicePackNumber

    If the value is 0x00000001, Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows SBS 2003 is installed. Close the Registry Editor.

  2. If SP1 for Windows SBS 2003 is not installed, install it. You can download it from the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=46690).

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    You must install SP1 for Windows SBS 2003 before you install SP2 for the Windows Server® 2003 operating system, to ensure that the correct version of Microsoft .NET Framework is installed.

To verify that your server is running Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2003

  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.

  2. The version of Windows SBS 2003 or Windows SBS 2003 R2 is displayed on the General tab, in the System section.

  3. If Service Pack 2 is not displayed, you must install SP2 for Windows Server 2003 to avoid problems that may occur during migration. You can download SP2 for Windows Server 2003 from the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=98932).

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If you experience network-related issues after installing this service pack, search for article 936594 at the Microsoft Web Site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=20167).

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To learn more about the best practices and known issues related to SP2 for Windows Server 2003, search for article 939421 at the Microsoft Web Site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=20167).

To verify that your server is running Service Pack 2 for Exchange Server 2003

  1. On the Source Server, click Start, and then click Server Management.

  2. In the Server Management navigation pane, expand Advanced Management, expand <DomainName> (Exchange), and then expand Administrative Groups.

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    If Administrative Groups is not displayed, right-click <DomainName> (Exchange), and then click Properties. On the General tab, select Display administrative groups, and then click OK. You may need to restart the Server Management console to apply the changes.

  3. Expand Exchange Administrative Group, expand First administrative group, expand Servers, right-click the server name, and then click Properties. The version is listed on the General tab.

  4. If it is not installed, install SP2 for Exchange Server 2003. You can download SP2 for Exchange Server 2003 from the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=98933).

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Windows SBS 2008 does not directly support migrating Windows SharePoint® Services 3.0 or Windows Server Update Services 3.0 from Windows SBS 2003 to Windows SBS 2008. For information about migrating Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, see the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=115335).

To verify that your server is running Service Pack 3 for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.

  2. Click Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, and then click Click here for support information. If the version number is 11.0.8173.0, SP3 for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 is installed.

  3. If it is not installed, install SP3 for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0. You can download it from the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=101615).

  4. Verify that the CompanyWeb site is updated correctly, by doing the following:

    1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click SharePoint Central Administration.

    2. On the Central Administration page, click Configure virtual server settings in the Virtual Server Configuration section.

    3. On the Virtual Server List page, verify that the version for the CompanyWeb site is 6.0.2.8165

  5. If the version number of the CompanyWeb site is not correct, use the Stsadm.exe command-line tool to force an upgrade of the content database and the configuration database. To do this follow these steps:

    1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then click OK.

    2. At the command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after each line:

      cd /d \Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\60\Bin

      stsadm -o upgrade -forceupgrade -url http://companyweb

    3. Type exit, and then press ENTER to close the Command Prompt window.

To verify that Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 is installed

  1. On the Source Server, verify that MSXML6.dll is version 6.10.1129.0 or higher. MSXML6.dll is in the %SystemDrive%:\Windows\System32 folder.

  2. If required, you can download MSXML 6.0 from the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=87548).

To verify that .NET Framework 2.0 is installed

  1. On the Source Server, click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.

  3. Check whether .NET Framework 2.0 is in the list of programs. If it is not, you can download it from the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=104397).

To install Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express

  • Download and install the 32-bit version of Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server® Management Studio Express (MSSMSE) onto the Source Server. You can download the service pack at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=104395).

  • If your Windows SharePoint Services databases have been migrated to SQL Server 2000, you can also use the native SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager in Windows SBS 2003 to install the service pack.

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