How to create a fresh Windows Server 2003 SP1 without install Service Pack 2 (SP2) and still use Windows or Microsoft Update

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 

Answer:

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. 

 

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