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What’s New for Windows SBS 2003 with Service Pack 1

Applies To: Windows SBS 2003

Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2003 server software (Windows SBS) offers the most recent software and security updates to Windows SBS. SP1 provides convenient, comprehensive access to the most recent updates, enhancements, and new features for Windows SBS 2003.

Server Component Updates

 

Component Service Pack or Update

Windows Server 2003

Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2003

Exchange Server 2003

Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2003

Windows SharePoint Services 2.0

Service Pack 1 for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows) (WMSDE). Used by SharePoint Services (SHAREPOINT).

Service Pack 4 for WMSDE

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000). Used by Monitoring (SBSMONITORING) and Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 (MSFW).

Service Pack 4 for MSDE

SQL Server 2000 (Premium Edition only)

Service Pack 4 for SQL Server 2000

ISA Server 2000 (Premium Edition only)

ISA Server 2004 with Service Pack 1

Client Component Updates

 

Component Service Pack or Update

Client computers running Microsoft Windows XP

Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Windows XP

ActiveSync

ActiveSync 3.8

Outlook

Service Pack 1 for Office 2003

Updates Specific to Windows SBS

 

Knowledge Base Article Location of Article Title of Article

833992

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=47902

Scheduled POP3 connector e-mail message downloads may not occur on your Windows Small Business Server 2003-based computer.

831664

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=47903

The requested media failed to mount" error message when you try to perform a backup in Windows SBS 2003.

835734

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=47904

Many unexpected outbound e-mail messages appear in the SMTP queue in Small Business Server 2003.

872769

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=47905

You cannot configure Windows Firewall settings or Security Center settings on a Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) based client computer that is in a Windows Small Business Server 2003-based network.

832880

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=47906

You cannot successfully install the intranet component or connect to http://companyweb in Windows Small Business Server 2003.

843539

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=47907

You cannot use Outlook Web Access with forms-based authentication and you receive a Store.exe e-mail alert message.

884032

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=47908

Update is available for the Windows Small Business Server 2003 Client Setup feature to deploy Windows XP Service Pack 2 to Windows XP Professional-based clients.

Setup Updates

Windows Server 2003 SP1 is Included

Windows SBS with SP1 includes Service Pack 1 for the Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 operating system.

SP4 is Applied Automatically to the MSDE and WMSDE Instances

By default, Service Pack 4 (SP4) for MSDE 2000 is automatically applied to the instances of SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE) that were installed during Windows SBS Setup, including the Monitoring (SBSMONITORING) MSDE instance, and the SharePoint Services (SHAREPOINT) WMSDE instance.

Additionally, if you have the Premium Edition of Windows SBS 2003 and you have installed ISA Server 2004, MSDE SP4 is applied automatically to the ISA Server 2004 Firewall (MSFW) MSDE instance. SP4 for SQL Server is also provided in case you are running instances of SQL Server 2000.

Networking Updates

ISA Server 2004 with SP1 is Included (Premium Edition Only)

Windows SBS with SP1, Premium Edition, includes ISA Server 2004 with SP1. ISA Server 2004 contains a full-featured, application-layer-aware firewall; virtual private network (VPN); and a Web cache. These features help improve network security and performance. To install ISA Server 2004, insert the Premium Technologies disc, and then click Install Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 on the Setup page. This installation link simplifies the installation and configuration of ISA Server for Windows SBS.

ISA Server 2004 Defaults to a Secure-Network State if the Firewall Service is Not Running (Premium Edition Only)

With ISA Server 2004, all network traffic is blocked at the firewall if the Microsoft Firewall Service is stopped or if it fails to start. As a result, the network, including the client computers on your internal network, cannot communicate with your server.

ISA Server 2004 is more secure than previous versions because it goes into "lockdown mode" to protect your network from intrusion. This is a change from ISA Server 2000, in which all traffic is allowed to pass through the firewall if the Microsoft Firewall Service fails to start.

PINGs From the Internet Are No Longer Passed to the Server

In Windows SBS with SP1, PINGs from the Internet are filtered and are no longer passed to the server. This behavior takes effect the first time you run the Configure E-mail and Internet Connection Wizard. This helps to protect your network from attackers probing for openings into your network.

System Health Update

In Windows SBS with SP1, Exchange is automatically configured to filter out mail sent to accounts that do not exist in the Active Directory® directory service. This helps to reduce junk mail. If the recipient has a valid account, then Exchange routes the e-mail to the user’s mailbox. If not, Exchange rejects the e-mail and notifies the sending server that the account is not valid. As an added protection, Windows SBS with SP1 also includes functionality that helps prevent spam senders from using the filtering described above to harvest valid accounts from Active Directory.

noteNote
Your Exchange configuration settings are not modified if you are upgrading from a previous version of Windows SBS (such as Windows SBS 2003 with no service pack installed).

Client Setup Updates

Windows SBS with SP1 installs the latest updates for client computers. Key updates include the following:

SP2 for Windows XP is Installed by Default on Client Computers Running Windows XP

Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Windows XP is automatically installed on client computers. This enables the features discussed in the article, “Windows XP Service Pack 2 on Windows Small Business Server,” which is at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=33331).

Windows Firewall is Automatically Enabled on Client Computers Running Windows XP with SP2

Client computers are configured to take advantage of the firewall features discussed in the article, “Windows XP Service Pack 2 on Windows Small Business Server,” which is at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=33331).

ActiveSync 3.8 is Installed on Client Computers

The ActiveSync® 3.8 technology is the most secure version of ActiveSync.

SP1 for Outlook 2003 is Installed by Default on Client Computers

Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003 e-mail client is deployed to client computers where Outlook was installed via the Setup Computer Wizard.

Some of the enhancements included in this update include:

  • The most recent security fixes and settings for Outlook 2003.

  • Improvements to the junk e-mail filter.

  • Improved options for Rules and Alerts.

For complete information about the updates included in Outlook 2003 SP1, see the Microsoft Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=40065.

To install the most recent updates for Outlook 2003, and for other Microsoft Office programs, visit Office Update (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=40066).

Additional Documentation is Available

The following documentation is available at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?LinkId=33466):

  • “How to install and update Microsoft Office 2003 on Windows Small Business Server 2003 client computers.”

  • “Information Workers Guide to Using the Features of Windows Small Business Server 2003.”

Updates to Information Worker's Experience

Windows SBS with SP1 includes enhancements that improve network security for end users, and it provides documentation that helps users learn about and use the features provided by Windows SBS 2003. These enhancements include:

SP1 for SharePoint Services is Included

Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Windows SharePoint® Services contains significant security enhancements, improved support for large files, and stability and performance improvements. These improvements are based on user input from the Microsoft Online Crash Analysis (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=39412) in Windows SharePoint Services and on feedback to Microsoft Product Support Services.

You can get specific information about this update in article 841876, “Description of Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 1,” in the Microsoft Knowledge Base at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=40067.

External Pages of Your Windows SBS Web Site Do Not Appear in Internet Search Results

Windows SBS with SP1 includes an update that prevents Web robots from cataloging all or part of your company’s external Web site.

Additional Documentation is Available

The following documentation is available on the Microsoft Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?LinkId=33466:

  • “How to Publish a SharePoint Web Site for External Users on a Windows Small Business Server 2003 Computer Running Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server.”

  • “Information Workers Guide to Using the Features of Windows Small Business Server 2003.”

Community

The Windows Small Business Server Community is a gathering of computer experts and computer users who exchange ideas, information, knowledge, and expertise about Windows SBS and about other Microsoft products and services.

To make it easier for you to access and participate in this Community, Windows SBS with SP1 enhances the Information Center in Server Management to prominently display links to the Windows SBS newsgroup and to the Windows SBS Community page on the Internet.

From the Information Center in Server Management, you can:

  • Click Ask the Experts in the Newsgroup to view the Windows Small Business Server 2003 Newsgroup. Here you can find answers to your questions and discuss common issues with experts.

    noteNote
    When you click Ask the Experts in the Newsgroup, security settings in Internet Explorer might prevent the newsgroup postings from displaying properly. To correct this problem, add the URL of the newsgroup to the trusted sites zone of Internet Explorer.

  • Click Community Website to visit the Windows Small Business Server Community home page. On this page, you can access Web chats, user groups, Knowledge Base articles, and other resources.

Licensing Updates

Windows SBS with SP1 provides a direct link to the “General Frequently Asked Questions About Windows Small Business Server 2003” at the Microsoft Web site, so you can find answers to your licensing questions. From the Licensing page in Server Management, click View Frequently Asked Questions to read answers to common questions about licenses for Windows SBS.

How to Obtain SP1 for Windows SBS

SP1 for Windows SBS is available for download from the Microsoft Web site, or you can order fulfillment media (CDs) from Microsoft. For more information about obtaining SP1 for Windows SBS, see the Microsoft Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=46193.

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