Desktop Software Operating Systems Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack (x86)

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack (x86) 2 Release Candidate for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (14 votes)

File Details

File Size 361.0 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows Server 2003
Date Added
Total Downloads 40,493
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Release Candidate (RC) is a cumulative service pack that provides the latest updates, security and stability enhancements, in addition to new features, feature updates and utility updates to the Windows Server 2003 operating system. SP2 helps secure your server and improve system reliability, security, and stability thereby ensuring the highest level of readiness to meet the ever increasing demands of today's server operating systems.

Latest Reviews

bareketa1

bareketa1 reviewed v2 Release Candidate on Nov 21, 2006

Here's a list of updates in this Service pack -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914962

burfadel

burfadel reviewed v2 Release Candidate on Nov 20, 2006

Wow, all the reviews on here so far are for Service Pack 1, which has absolutely nothing to do with Serivce Pack 2. No, its not a version thing, they cannot be compared.

Anyways Service Pack 2 is rock solid, at least on my system. Its fast and I can't get the thing to crash. The couple of things that you can normally get explorer to crash with is still the same as previously Windows (all versions of XP included) but it hops straight back up again!

erickufrin

erickufrin reviewed v(SP1) on Mar 31, 2005

One word: Finally!!!

GoodThings2Life

GoodThings2Life reviewed v(SP1) on Mar 31, 2005

Service Pack 1 for Server 2003 results in the same dramatic overhaul of the OS's security and network subsystems that SP2 offered XP.

It is an absolutely crucial update for server environments to take advantage of, although administrators should approach it with the same caution as XPSP2. The final release does significantly improve on stability and compatibility, although testing and verification of your apps configurations should be done BEFORE installing the update.

GoodThings2Life

GoodThings2Life reviewed vRC2 on Feb 9, 2005

Service Pack 1 RC2 offers essentially the same benefits to Server 2003 as SP2 for Windows XP. All in all, it is a much needed, very welcome service pack, and I look forward to the final release.

Of course, if the system is pirated or installed and configured wrong, or damaged with God only knows what software... it is no surprise that problems might crop up.

shawkins

shawkins reviewed vRC2 on Feb 9, 2005

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Windows Product Activation
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A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error Code: 0x80004005.
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OK
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That'll learn me.

shawkins

shawkins reviewed vRC1 on Dec 7, 2004

One shouldn't expect this to get high reviews, but oh well. 2 (non-fatal) errors within my first minute of using it, trying out various computer property tabs:

rundll32.exe - Entry Point Not Found
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The procedure entry point IcfSetServicePermission could not be located in the dynamic link library HNetCfg.dll.
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OK
---------------------------

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rundll32.exe - Entry Point Not Found
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The procedure entry point RegGetValueW could not be located in the dynamic link library ADVAPI32.dll.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (14 votes)
Your Rating
bareketa1

bareketa1 reviewed v2 Release Candidate on Nov 21, 2006

Here's a list of updates in this Service pack -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914962

burfadel

burfadel reviewed v2 Release Candidate on Nov 20, 2006

Wow, all the reviews on here so far are for Service Pack 1, which has absolutely nothing to do with Serivce Pack 2. No, its not a version thing, they cannot be compared.

Anyways Service Pack 2 is rock solid, at least on my system. Its fast and I can't get the thing to crash. The couple of things that you can normally get explorer to crash with is still the same as previously Windows (all versions of XP included) but it hops straight back up again!

erickufrin

erickufrin reviewed v(SP1) on Mar 31, 2005

One word: Finally!!!

GoodThings2Life

GoodThings2Life reviewed v(SP1) on Mar 31, 2005

Service Pack 1 for Server 2003 results in the same dramatic overhaul of the OS's security and network subsystems that SP2 offered XP.

It is an absolutely crucial update for server environments to take advantage of, although administrators should approach it with the same caution as XPSP2. The final release does significantly improve on stability and compatibility, although testing and verification of your apps configurations should be done BEFORE installing the update.

GoodThings2Life

GoodThings2Life reviewed vRC2 on Feb 9, 2005

Service Pack 1 RC2 offers essentially the same benefits to Server 2003 as SP2 for Windows XP. All in all, it is a much needed, very welcome service pack, and I look forward to the final release.

Of course, if the system is pirated or installed and configured wrong, or damaged with God only knows what software... it is no surprise that problems might crop up.

shawkins

shawkins reviewed vRC2 on Feb 9, 2005

---------------------------
Windows Product Activation
---------------------------
A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error Code: 0x80004005.
---------------------------
OK
---------------------------

That'll learn me.

shawkins

shawkins reviewed vRC1 on Dec 7, 2004

One shouldn't expect this to get high reviews, but oh well. 2 (non-fatal) errors within my first minute of using it, trying out various computer property tabs:

rundll32.exe - Entry Point Not Found
---------------------------
The procedure entry point IcfSetServicePermission could not be located in the dynamic link library HNetCfg.dll.
---------------------------
OK
---------------------------

---------------------------
rundll32.exe - Entry Point Not Found
---------------------------
The procedure entry point RegGetValueW could not be located in the dynamic link library ADVAPI32.dll.

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