Tuesday, July 10, 2007

SBS 2003 RTM, we lay you down to rest

I found out today that our buddy, SBS 2003 without Service Pack 1, is being removed from the list of supported products today. Not to be confused with SBS 2003 with SP1, or SBS 2003 R2, which continue on for support.

This means that today is a great day to Upgrade to SBS 2003 Service Pack 1! It's free!

The full list of other products that will no longer be supported, and when is available on the Lifecycle Support Page.


Chris Knight said...

No, it's not really free.
The bigest problem with SBS 2003 and SBS 2003 R2 is the inability to slipstream SP1 and SP2.
Why is this important? Well, try to perform a Repair install, or perform an over-the-top install after restoring a full backup to disparate harware.
Yes, that's right. It doesn't work, because these types of install require that the media is at the same SP as the installation.
Sure, you can use W2K3 slipstreamed media, but it's a horrible, nasty hack to perform...

Sean Daniel said...

Sorry I wasn't clear, I meant if you were at SBS RTM, upgrading to SP1 is free.

You are correct that if you're at SBS R2, then you have some fun installations planned if you need to re-install peices.