How to integrate Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 files into the Windows Server 2003 installation folder


INTRODUCTION


This article describes how to integrate Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) files into the Windows Server 2003 installation folder. You can use the /integrate switch method or the Update.exe utility method to perform this task. These methods help you run an in-place upgrade to Windows Server 2003 SP2 if the original Windows installation disc is an earlier version of Windows Server 2003.

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Use one of the following methods, as appropriate for your situation.

Method 1: Use the "/integrate" switch

  1. Create two new folders on the computer. For example, create the following folders:
    • C:\Win2k3CD
    • C:\Win2k3SP2
  2. Copy the files and the folders from the original Windows Server 2003 installation disc to the C:\Win2k3CD folder.
  3. Download the Windows Server 2003 SP2 installation package to the C:\Win2k3SP2 folder. To download the installation package, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note If the operating system uses a language other than English, change the language to English before you download. The Change Language option is listed in the middle of the download page.
  4. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    cd C:\Win2k3SP2
  6. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    WindowsServer2003-KB914961-SP2-x86-ENU.exe /integrate:C:\Win2k3CD
    The Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Setup Wizard starts, and the wizard notifies you that Windows Server 2003 SP2 files are being integrated into the Windows Server 2003 installation folder.
  7. Follow the instructions in the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Setup Wizard.
  8. Click OK when you see the dialog box that indicates that the integrated installation has completed successfully.

Method 2: Use the Update.exe utility

  1. Follow steps 1 through 5 of Method 1.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    WindowsServer2003-KB914961-SP2-x86-ENU.exe –x
  3. When you are prompted, make sure that C:\Win2k3SP2 is listed as the destination folder for the extracted files, and then click
    OK to extract the files.
  4. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    C:\Win2k3SP2\i386\update\update /s:C:\Win2k3CD
    The Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Setup Wizard starts, and the wizard notifies you that Windows Server 2003 SP2 files are being integrated into the Windows Server 2003 installation folder.
  5. Follow the instructions in the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Setup Wizard.
  6. Click OK when you see the dialog box that indicates that the integrated installation has completed successfully.