Small Business Server 2003 R2 Standard, Migration to Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (Continued)

Last time we had just finished updating WSUS and now we will move on to some more patches to our SBS 2003 source server.

OWA Update for Exchange Server is not Installed

This patch improves OWA for Windows Vista clients, again not something that will probably influence our migration much but for the sake of getting the server up to date, i am going to apply it.


You’ll want to click on next, accept the license agreement, and the update will start to install.

You will get a popup that some services will need to be restarted, again if you are running this through RWW you will be cut off for a short time!


Click on continue, and sit back and wait.


With any luck after about 5 minutes you can login and you will see a successful installation message.

This patch improves compatibility for Outlook 2007 and Windows Vista. This update will also apply for Windows 7 Clients,


Again, click next, accept the license agreement and the install will start, no services to restart this time so no need to log back in. It is a small update and runs quite quickly.


Another successful install!

Moving on, we can go ahead and install Windows 2003 Service Pack 2. You may recall that this update introduces new features etc, it also introduces new errors that the SBS BPA will detect. So after a successful SP2 install, we will run a new BPA Scan.

You can download the SP here  it is a 372mb download, so sit back as it may take a while….


Clicking next and accepting the license agreement will start the process off, you will see that a lot of key files are backed up prior to the SP starting to install…


Eventually you will see it start to install…


And finally with any luck you will see this..


You will need to reboot now to complete the installation, and then you can verify the install by accessing your system properties.


Next we will be performing another SBS BPA scan, finishing off the remaining issues and finalising our preparations to begin the migration.

About Robert Pearman
Robert Pearman is a UK based Small Business Server enthusiast. He has been working within the SMB IT Industry for what feels like forever. Robert likes Piña colada and taking walks in the rain, on occasion he also enjoys writing about Small Business Technology like Windows Server Essentials or more recently writing PowerShell Scripts. If you're in trouble, and you can find him, maybe you can ask him a question.

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