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This is just a quick note to remind anyone who had previously used the SP2 Blocker Toolkit to block the deployment of Service Pack 2 for Windows Small Business Server 2003(KB940276) that on Tuesday, August 12th 2008 Automatic Updates will ignore the registry key and begin offering Service Pack 2 for Windows Small Business Server 2003 to all SBS servers configured to receive updates automatically both thru’ Windows Update and Microsoft Update. For more information on the SP2 Blocker Toolkit please see the FAQ on technet.
Note: The 940276 SP 2 package is only offered to SBS 2003 servers with no Windows 2003 Service Pack installed to avoid the symptoms described in KB 940276.
And thus screwing over anyone wanting to do a Repair install.
It's an absolute pain to get hold of media across the three channels (Retail, OEM, VL) that has integrated SP2. Even more painful is the inability to perform your own slipstream - something simple to do on Windows Server 2003 media.
So what's the guidance for Repair installs where the media is a service pack behind what's installed?
If you are required to do a repair install, you will need to re-install all Service Packs and Hotfixes.
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