I noticed something wrong on the SBS 2008 wikipedia entry.  You can now indeed use the same service packs.  Technically since post SBS 2003 R2 era you no longer need unique service packs for SBS.  I guess I can put that but in case folks don’t read the R2 part in it, it is probably easier to say SBS 2008.  Now SBS uses update rollups to specifically patch unique parts of SBS.  All other service packs for the parts of SBS can be applied just like the normal server parts.


5 Thoughts on “Yes you can

  1. Dean on June 2, 2009 at 12:18 am said:

    How can you say that ?

    We have always been able to install regular service packs for SBS 2003. As an example here is an excert from the SBS 2003 Service Pack 1 Readme

    Step One: Download the updates
    On the computer running Windows SBS, create a folder named SP1 on your local hard disk.

    Download and save the following updates into the SP1 folder:

    Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

    Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Service Pack 1

    Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1

    Windows XP SP2 for Client Deployment

    Windows Small Business Server 2003 Service Pack 1

    The only special SBS specific update listed is SBS 2003 SP 1

  2. bradley on June 2, 2009 at 12:26 am said:

    Because Win2k8 sp2 mu’s on SBS 2008.

    Win2k3 sp1 is MU blocked from installing and you have to manually download it as part of the five part SBS service pack.

    Win2k3 sp2 mu’s on the box. Win2k3 sp1 does not.

    Ergo why I say that officially it’s SBS 2003 r2 that finally makes the box totally MU-able.

  3. Dean on June 2, 2009 at 9:10 am said:

    I see.

    I never install service packs automatically anyway. I always download the full IT installation package and install manually. Maybe it’s an outdated way to do it but it has always worked for me. I even do the same thing for Office Service Packs.

  4. Bill on June 2, 2009 at 9:12 am said:

    Did you fix the wiki entry or are you just going to talk about it here?

  5. bradley on June 2, 2009 at 10:37 am said:

    I fixed it.

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