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This article discusses scenarios in which you must remove Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) before you upgrade to the full retail version of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 or before you migrate to Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
In the following scenarios, do not install Windows Server 2003 SP2 until the upgrade is complete or the migration is complete. If Windows Server 2003 SP2 is already installed, remove it until after the upgrade is complete or the migration is complete.
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If this software update is removed, these programs may not run correctly
823836After you install Windows Server 2003 SP2, if you try to upgrade to the full retail version of Windows Small Business Server 2003 or if you try to use the Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Transition Pack, you may receive the following error message:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/823836/ )Removing Windows software updates in the wrong order may cause the operating system to stop functioning
If you receive this error message, contact Microsoft Support Services for help. For more information about how to contact Microsoft Support Services, visit the following Microsoft Web page:
Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD.
http://www.microsoft.com/services/microsoftservices/srv_enterprise.mspxThis issue also occurs when you run the Windows Small Business Server Setup.exe command on one of the following versions of Windows Small Business Server. These versions of Windows Small Business Server do not include Windows Server 2003 SP2.
For more information about Windows Server 2003 SP2, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 932600 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 4.5