The Action pack arrived

So my action pack for October (the replacement) finally arrived today and one of the things I wanted to check out for myself was the Action pack DVD.. as some folks had indicated problems with installing it… and I took my base install of SBS 2003 sp1 that I have in my virtual setup and installed the SQL 2005 from the R2 premium that I browsed to on the cdrom and… it installed just fine.  Now at the office where I had copied the contents of the cdrom up to the server and it sort of barfed a bit at the end and I had to start it over again…. but here at home on the dvd media it worked just fine.  The only funky thing about that SQL is that you have to fully expand all the nodes to install all the parts in reporting services. 


It just goes to show you that sometimes when one person reports and issue…that doesn’t mean you will see it too.  In fact there’s a guy in the Partner newsgroup having issues installing the WSUS/R2 and quite honestly… I’ve never ever had an issue with not being able to the install the R2 parts.. as long as you remember to install using the built in admin account that is.  (It does my heart good when all these folks are saying “it’s not installing” and then you see the log file and you can tell they are remoting/patching not using the “500” account.  Nice to know that more of you guys are getting away from using the true admin account.


It also goes to show “me” that I shouldn’t use a couple of folks reporting on one issue and connect the dots with an issue that “I” personally caused to myself.  The cause of one may not be the effect of the other… and it was my bad for making a connection that wasn’t there.


But remember ..when you build a box.. that dvd will boot..and when you are done, you will have built a SBS 2003 sp1 box and then you need to add the premium parts (SQL and ISA) and the R2 specific CDrom (Exchange sp2, Sharepoint sp2, and SBSized WSUS).  Remember that the WSUS is pre-done for you so there’s no need to customize or set up anything in WSUS.


In the action pack this time….


Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Premium Edition consists of eight discs:

Discs 1-5 comprise Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition with Service Pack 1.

Installing the R2 Technologies CD and the additional Premium Technologies CDs will result in a complete install of Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Premium Edition.


Disc Contents

 Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Premium Edition CD1

 Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Premium Edition CD2

 Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Premium Edition CD3

 Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Premium Edition CD4

 Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Premium Edition – Office Outlook 2003

 Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Premium Edition – Premium Technologies Disc 1

 Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Premium Edition – Premium Technologies Disc 2

 Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Premium Edition – R2 Technologies CD

2 Thoughts on “The Action pack arrived

  1. So Susan, is an upgrade from SBS 2003 Premium as simple as running that disk?

  2. You know, I upgraded to R2, didn’t select WSUS and was unable to tell the difference.

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