One frequent question often asked of SBS 2003 server installations concerns
the order of installing the components, upgrades, and updates that have
released over the years. For the most part, the best approach is to install
the items in the order they were released. For those of you planning on
installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (aka WSS 3.0, SharePoint 3.0) and
WSUS 3.0 on the same server, this guidance is no different and both
installations should go smooth if you install WSS 3.0 before installing WSUS

And what if you are new to SBS and don’t know the order of release or you are getting old and don’t remember?

SBS 2003 RTM’d approx September of 2003 (Released at the World Wide Partner Conference in October of 2007 in New Orleans… yes that event that I wasn’t able to go to and I’m still hearing little snippits of what happened in New Orleans as they’ve never told be the full story…..)

SBS 2003 Sp1 – approx May of 2005

   Includes Windows 2003 sp1
   Exchange 2003 sp1
   Sharepoint 2.0 sp1
   XP sp2
   SBS unique SP1

SBS 2003 R2 – approx August of 2006

   Includes Exchange 2003 sp2
   Sharepoint 2.0 sp2
   WSUS 2.0
   Special SBS magic for WSUS

Stuff released after R2/SP1

ISA 2004 (sp1 is included in the ISA included in SBS 2003 sp1)
    SP2 approx Feb of 2006
    Itunes fix up patch – April 2006

Windows sharepoint services 3.0
   November of 2006

Vista Ripcurl patch – February of 2007

Windows 2003 SP2
   March (aka Patch Tuesday) 2007
   on AU on June of 2007

ISA 2004 SP3 – May 2007 (the Vista ripcurl patches needed for Vista are included in this)

WSUS 3.0
   Released May of 2007

(okay what else have I forgotten? As is that everything in the right order?)

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