Release Notes for Windows 2000 Service Pack 3

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This article contains a list of article numbers for release notes and known issues with Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3). To view any of these articles, click the article number.

This article is not a listing of all fixes that are included with Windows 2000 SP3. For additional information about the problems that are fixed by Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
320853 List of Bugs Fixed in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
For additional information about how to obtain Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

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Base Operating System

305098 48-bit LBA Support for ATAPI Disk Drives in Windows 2000

Setup

309601 Some Windows 2000 Hotfixes May Cause a Conflict with Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Windows 2000
324644 Cannot Restore Access to Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, or Windows Media Player After You Hide Them and Then Remove Service Pack 3

Error in the SPDeploy.htm File

The SPDeploy.htm file that is included with Windows 2000 SP3 contains a documentation error. The following information is listed in the "Command-Line Option" section of the file:
/S:folder_name - Uses integrated installation mode to a distribution server location. (This option is not currently available for W2ksp3.exe.)
This information is incorrect. The /S command-line option is currently available for W2ksp3.exe and can be used.

Printing

326427 Custom Internet Printing ASP Files Are Overwritten When You Install Service Pack 3
In order to overcome the problem that is described in
319370 You Cannot Print to a Local Printer After Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 Is Installed
when SP3 is installed on print servers that have many UNIDRV-based PCL printer drivers, the server can spend up to two hours regenerating the parsed binary .bud files that are used to increase spooler efficiency for these drivers. During this time, the spooler cannot receive incoming print jobs and may return a message to clients that the print queue is full. This is a one-time parsing and should not occur after the initial instance following SP3 installation.

After all of the UNIDRV-based PCL drivers are parsed, the spooler is then capable of receiving print jobs as expected.

Because of this behavior, Microsoft recommends that you install Service Pack 3 on print servers that meet this condition during a time when the two-hour window for the compiling of the .bud files can be completed without affecting client-side printing needs.

Windows Shell

325205 Access Violation Occurs When You Try to Hide Access to Internet Explorer 5.5
326612 "Explorer.exe Has Generated Errors and Will Be Closed By Windows" Error Message When You Try to Install Service Pack 3

Other

326782 Cannot Request a Certificate from a Certification Authority Running on Windows 2000 Service Pack 3

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Article ID: 321295 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
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