Problems:1) You need to install a new machine with Windows Server 2003 or R2. You are required to install SP1 because SP2 is not support by your software or hardware vendor.
2) You have a Windows Server 2003 SP1 or R2 machine that you need to update, but you don’t want SP2 – yet.
3) You don’t have a WSUS or all post SP1 patches on a CD/DVD
Install your OS with SP1 or R2. Run Windows Update and you will see this screen:
Expand the + next to Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (32-bit x86) and the screen now shows:
Notice that the Don’t show this update again option is grayed out. Select the Select and install other updates radio button as seen here:
Notice that the Don’t show this update again option is now not grayed out. Select it:
Now the easy step, close your browser and run Windows\Microsoft Update again. It should look something like this:
Now go on and install all the pre SP1 updates J If you need to install SP2 in the future, download and install it or click on the Restore them now\Restore hidden updates link. Sometimes the answer is very simple.