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The Windows Server 2003 version of Administration Tools Pack is not uninstalled after you upgrade to Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

SYMPTOMS
If you do not uninstall the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 version of Administration Tools Pack (AdminPak.msi) before you upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), AdminPak.msi is not uninstalled after you upgrade. If you try use Add or Remove Programs or run AdminPak.msi to uninstall AdminPak.msi, you receive the following error messages:
Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack can only be installed on Windows XP Professional with QFE Q329357 applied, on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 or later, or on computers running Windows Server 2003 operating systems.
Setup Failed - Due to an error, Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack Setup Wizard was unable to finish.
CAUSE
This problem occurs because the Windows Server 2003 with SP1 version of the AdminPak.msi installation wizard cannot correctly determine the version of the operating system on which AdminPak.msi is being installed.
RESOLUTION
To use the Windows Server 2003 with SP1 version of AdminPak.msi to uninstall the Windows Server 2003 version of AdminPak.msi, follow these steps:
  1. To install the Windows Server 2003 with SP1 version of AdminPak.msi, right-click the Windows Server 2003 with SP1 version of AdminPak.msi file, and then click Install.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. Type Appwiz.cpl in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
  4. Click Change or remove programs.
  5. Click Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack, and then click Remove.

    The Windows Server 2003 version of AdminPak.msi and the Windows Server 2003 with SP1 version of AdminPak.msi are uninstalled.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
REFERENCES
For more information about AdminPak.msi, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
304718 How to use the Administration Tools Pack to remotely administer computers that are running Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000
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Article ID: 892409 - Last Review: 02/08/2007 09:50:12 - Revision: 1.3

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