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You must install Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 before upgrading

Windows Small Business Server 2003 Setup cannot continue unless Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 or later is installed.

You must cancel Setup, install Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 or later, and then restart Setup. However, it is recommended that you install Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 from Disc 3 or the DVD (if available).

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Before installing a service pack, you should first back up your server. For information about backing up your server, click Start, click Help, and then search for “backing up.”
To install Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  1. Disconnect your Internet connection device from the Internet. However, do not disconnect your server from the Internet connection device.

  2. Disable any real-time antivirus software that you have running, as they may cause problems while running Setup.

  3. Insert Windows Small Business Server 2003 CD 3 or the DVD (if available) into the drive.

  4. Click Start, and then click Run.

  5. In Open, type the path to W2ksp4.exe.

    1. If you are using a CD, type D:\SBS\Clientapps\Win2k_SP4\i386\Update.exe, where D is the letter of your drive.
    2. If you are using a DVD, type D:\CD3\SBS\Clientapps\Win2k_SP4\i386\Update.exe, where D is the letter of your drive.
  6. Follow the instructions to complete Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Setup.

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