Microsoft has just released Windows Server 2003 SP2, currently available for all architectures (x86, x64, & Itanium) in English and German.
Before installing Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, you must first ensure that you uninstall Internet Explorer 7 before installing the update, or else Internet Explorer will fail to work, since SP2 will reinstall IE6 for you.
Integrating the Service Pack
You can slipstream SP2 into your Windows Server 2003 CD by copying the contents of your CD to a folder on your hard-drive, and issuing the following command:
In the example above, this is the x86 installer being used and the Windows Server 2003 CD has been copied to C:\W2k3\
After the process completes, download Microsoft Corporation.img and use it as the bootsector for your CD.
If you’re using Nero, it’ll look something like this:
- Choose CD-ROM (Boot) from the New Compilation’s Boot page.
- Under Source of boot image data choose “Image file” and Browse to the Microsoft Corporation.img.
- Select Enable expert settings (for advanced users only) and set the following: Kind of emulation – No Emulation
Number of loaded sectors – 4
Load segment of sectors – 07C0
- Click NEW.
- File Browser area, navigate to c:\xp. Select all of the files inside of that directory and copy them over to the left side for burning.
- Click BURN and you’re done once the CD is complete.