Install Service Pack 2 for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Updated: December 1, 2006

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


Topic Last Modified: 2007-12-13

If you have not already applied Service Pack 2 (SP2) to your environment, you must do so before upgrading.

It is advised that you perform a full backup of your Windows SharePoint Services environment prior to applying a service pack.

To install Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services SP2, 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 SP2 from the Microsoft Download Center Web site (, 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 (

For more information about installing SP 2 for Windows SharePoint Services, see Installing and Using Service Packs for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0.

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