This article contains a list of article numbers for release notes and knownissues with Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3). To view any of these articles, click the article number.
This article is not a listing of all fixes that are included with Windows 2000 SP3. For additional information about the problems that are fixed by Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
List of Bugs Fixed in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
For additional information about how to obtain Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Base Operating System
48-bit LBA Support for ATAPI Disk Drives in Windows 2000
Some Windows 2000 Hotfixes May Cause a Conflict with Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Windows 2000
Cannot Restore Access to Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, or Windows Media Player After You Hide Them and Then Remove Service Pack 3
Error in the SPDeploy.htm File
The SPDeploy.htm file that is included with Windows 2000 SP3 contains a documentation error. The following information is listed in the "Command-Line Option" section of the file:
/S:folder_name - Uses integrated installation mode to a distribution server location. (This option is not currently available for W2ksp3.exe.)
This information is incorrect. The /S
command-line option is currently available for W2ksp3.exe and can be used.
Custom Internet Printing ASP Files Are Overwritten When You Install Service Pack 3
In order to overcome the problem that is described in
You Cannot Print to a Local Printer After Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 Is Installed
when SP3 is installed on print servers that have many UNIDRV-based PCL printer drivers, the server can spend up to two hours regenerating the parsed binary .bud files that are used to increase spooler efficiency for these drivers. During this time, the spooler cannot receive incoming print jobs and may return a message to clients that the print queue is full. This is a one-time parsing and should not occur after the initial instance following SP3 installation.
After all of the UNIDRV-based PCL drivers are parsed, the spooler is then capable of receiving print jobs as expected.
Because of this behavior, Microsoft recommends that you install Service Pack 3 on print servers that meet this condition during a time when the two-hour window for the compiling of the .bud files can be completed without affecting client-side printing needs.
Access Violation Occurs When You Try to Hide Access to Internet Explorer 5.5
"Explorer.exe Has Generated Errors and Will Be Closed By Windows" Error Message When You Try to Install Service Pack 3
Cannot Request a Certificate from a Certification Authority Running on Windows 2000 Service Pack 3