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Warning message when installing Exchange 2003 Service Pack 1 on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

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Henrik Walther MVP
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SYMPTOMS
When you install Exchange 2003 Service Pack 1 on a non-clustered Windows 2003 Service Pack 1 Server already running Exchange 2003 Server or install Exchange 2003 with integrated Service Pack 1 on a clean non-clustered Windows 2003 Server with Service Pack 1 applied, the below warning message appears:
 
Exchange Server 2003 has a known compatibility issue with this version of Windows. For more information, refer to .
RESOLUTION
Although there are several issues (read info in the More Information section further down) to be aware of when dealing with Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 1 on Exchange 2003 Service Pack 1 Servers, you can simply ignore this Warning Message and click Continue.
MORE INFORMATION
Exchange 2003 was not installed by using the default installation path and SCW has been configured:
After you run the Security Configuration Wizard in Windows Server 2003 SP1, Outlook users may not be able to connect to their accounts:

Exchange 2003 back-end clusters needs an update when Windows 2003 Service Pack 1 is applied:
"500 - Internal server error" error message when a user tries to access a clustered Exchange Server 2003 back-end server by using Outlook Web Access:

Small Business Server (SBS) 2003 users should wait for SBS 2003 Service Pack 1:
Windows Small Business Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 SP1 Known Issues:
 
Note
SBS 2003 SP1 will be released soon, see more at:
Coming Soon: Windows Small Business Server 2003 Service Pack 1:

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Article ID: 555285 - Last Review: 04/13/2005 04:35:00 - Revision: 1.0

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