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Windows SP3 Good or Evil?

By MLevy ·
Windows SP3 Good or Evil?
Any thoughts from those who have tested the waters...

For that matter any thoughts on Exchange SP3?


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No Problems

by robert.bennett In reply to Windows SP3 Good or Evil?

I installed SP3 on all my Win2K servers without problem. It loaded without a hitch. This includes applying the SP to servers running MetaFrameXPe and Checkpoint NG.

Good Luck!

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Some problems for some users

by dbesenho In reply to Windows SP3 Good or Evil?

I haven't had any problems with it. However, for some people there are problems. Here is snip from article:

Known issues
Microsoft has acknowledged that users are experiencing some issues after installing SP3. Most of the issues appear to be related to incompatibilities between SP3 and older Win2K components. The following are a few of the problems that users have thus far reported with SP3:

Some users reported that they cannot start Office programs after installing SP3.
Installing some hotfixes released after SP3 can cause conflicts that result in the loss of functionality of either SP3 or the hotfix features.
If you use SP3 features to hide desktop icons or Start menu commands for Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, and Windows Media Player and then you uninstall SP3, you can't restore desktop access to these programs.
Installing SP3 causes custom Internet printing ASP files to be overwritten.
After installing SP3, users can't run Internet Explorer 5.5 (SP1) because SP3doesn't update Mshtml.dll. Users must update to IE 5.5 SP2 or IE 6.0.
Launching the Win2K SP3 setup wizard by double-clicking W2ksp3.exe in Windows Explorer can cause an error that shuts down Explorer.
When using IE 4.01 (SP2) or earlier, users may not be able to obtain certificates from Certification Authorities after installing SP3. Users must upgrade to IE 5.5 or later.

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Windows Service Pack 3 Mega Problems

by kimberly.kornegay In reply to Some problems for some us ...

After loading the Service Pack three on my 2000 pro machines. We experienced printer problems. Inserted an odd size 8.64x11 sheet that caused a number of prints to default to landscape. IE 5.0 users get shutdown if they try to print a web page.
Deleted the odd size sheet out of the printer settings but still have not figured out what is crashing the machines..Careful

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