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If you install a post-Service Pack 3 (SP3) version of any of the Windows 2000 hotfixes that are listed in the "More Information" section of this article on a computer on which SP3 for Windows 2000 is installed, or if you install SP3 for Windows 2000 on a computer on which these post-SP3 hotfixes are installed, you may experience either of the following symptoms:
You lose some of the functionality of SP3 for Windows 2000.
You lose the functionality of the post-SP3 hotfix.
This issue does not affect any Windows 2000 hotfixes available at the Microsoft Download Center or through Windows Update, including Windows 2000 security hotfixes. This issue affects only a small number of fixes that were made available only to users who called Microsoft Product Support Services between July 23, 2002 and August 8, 2002. These hotfixes are listed in the "Resolution" and "More Information" sections of this article.
This behavior occurs because post-SP3 versions of the hotfixes may not include the latest updates and fixes that are compatible with the installation of SP3 for Windows 2000.
The post-SP3 versions of the Windows 2000 hotfixes that are listed in the "More Information" section of this article have been repackaged and are now compatible with SP3 for Windows 2000. A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP1, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP2, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP1, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP3, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP1, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP2, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3