1.  You need to install the GZIP patch from 831464 first

831464 – FIX: IIS 6.0 compression corruption causes access violations:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q831464

2.  Can’t install because of an issue with Search

If you are getting Dependency Manager: ***ERRORLOG EVENT*** :
CDependencyManager::ValidateDependencyStates() : The dependency of
Microsoft Exchange Messaging and Collaboration Services on Microsoft
Search is not satisfied.

Look under this key “HKEY_LOCAL_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Search\Install”
and if all you have is [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Search\Install]
“InstallPath”=”C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\System\\MSSearch”

Then add the following :

   Major Version: REG_DWORD: 0x9
   Minor Version: REG_DWORD: 0x6b
   Version: REG_SZ: 9.107.5512

Then reboot

3.  Forgot to add, when I’m installing a big SP like this, I’ll manually shut off the Services to the “things“ that I know will be affected… in this case shut off all services with Exchange in the name, all A/V services, all IIS services.  Go into start, control panel, admin tools, services, and “stop“ the service.

 

2 Responses to Exchange 2003 SP1 install info – just a heads up

  1. Brian Williams says:

    Is there a definitive guide to installing SP3 on Exchange 2003 SBS? For example, step by step stop the antivirus and backup services etc.? The antivirus, backup and exchange services seem obvious but anything else?

  2. Susan says:

    Brian check out http://www.sbslinks.com/exchange.htm and http://www.sbslinks.com/domain.htm The items you mentioned are fine, but I’ll be honest on my test server, I shut off nothing and it went just fine.