Install Service Pack 3 for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and SharePoint Portal Server 2003

SharePoint 2007

Updated: March 5, 2009

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2016-11-14

If you have not already applied Service Pack 3 (SP3) to your environment, you must do so before upgrading. You must install SP3 for both Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

It is advised that you perform a full backup of your SharePoint Portal Server 2003 environment prior to applying a service pack.

To install Windows SharePoint Services SP3, do one of the following:

  • Use Microsoft Windows Update ( to update your Web server computer (recommended). Windows Update scans your computer and provides you with a tailored selection of updates that apply only to the items on your computer.

  • Download Windows SharePoint Services SP3 from the Microsoft Download Center, and then run the service pack executable on a server computer that is running the original version of Windows SharePoint Services.

    If you are running a server farm configuration, you must install the service pack to each front-end Web server computer. For more information, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB 875358: You must update all the Web servers in a Web farm that is running Windows SharePoint Services (

After you have installed Windows SharePoint Services SP3, you can install SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP3. To install SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP3:

  1. Download SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP3 from the Microsoft Download Center

  2. Follow the instructions at the bottom of the Download details page to install the service pack.

  3. After you install the service pack, restart your server computer for the upgrade to complete successfully.

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