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By wavius ·
Should the service packs be installed after the OS is installed and before any applications are installed or should service packs be installed after the applications?

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by qb4006 In reply to WIN2K service packs

Install after the OS. Service packs are updates/patches to the OS

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by semi-pro 64 In reply to WIN2K service packs

Service packs should be installed last, after all application. They also should be reapplied after there are changes made, for example upgrades to IE, adding a piece of hardward or updating a driver.

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by hjs In reply to WIN2K service packs

I have found that it does not matter. The rule of thumb is to reapply a service pack after a software install but I have not found that to be true.

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by joshg In reply to WIN2K service packs

Alot of the MS based programs will require a certain level of OS service packs before the install can be completed. Exchange 2000 needs W2K SP1 before it can be installed. So load the OS then the SP's then the apps and then relaod the latest SP's.

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by DHouchin In reply to WIN2K service packs

Windows 2000 does *not* require that service packs be reapplied. The following paragraph is from an Microsoft readiness review exam:

"In earlier versions of Windows, if you applied a service pack to your computer, each time you changed the systemstate by adding or removing components, you had to reapply any service packs. Windows 2000 automatically recognizes that a service pack has been applied to the system and which files have been replaced or updated. Whenever you add or remove components from a computer running Windows 2000, the system copies the required files from either the Windows 2000 installation files or from the service pack install location, so you don't have to reapply the service pack."

Dennis Houchin, MCSE

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