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Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 is Out!

By Phantasm66
Jun 25, 2003
  1. Thanks to Mictlantecuhtli, for making this post here, where he draws our attention to the fact that Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 has now been released.

    You go can here for the fixlist, which includes a wide range of bug fixes, security fixes, etc.

    I don't see anything on the Official Microsoft Site, but I am sure that that's on its way.

    As always, its recommended that you backup your existing configuration before applying service packs, especially if its on a mission critical server.

    Network install - 130M

    Express install - 600k
     
  2. aoj145

    aoj145 TS Rookie Posts: 82

    Great, that'll help me fix all the Service Pack 3 problems until Service Pack 5 comes out to fix the problems that 4 causes. Yeah, Microsoft!!!
     
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    As I pointed out, MAKE A BACKUP!!!

    SP4 just trashed my server (blue screen on every boot).

    Fortunately, I do have a backup, and was back in business within 20 minutes.

    Just be careful. As with kernel compiles in linux, remember that you are upgrading its brains, so have plan b ready just in case.
     
  4. aoj145

    aoj145 TS Rookie Posts: 82

    Great, I just installed it. Now I'm afraid to boot up... LOL :p
     
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    Hahahahah LOL! Please do and give us all a good laugh when it blue screens!!!

    (only kidding... ;) )
     
  6. aoj145

    aoj145 TS Rookie Posts: 82

    Ok, rebooted and everything is running fine. No problems so far.
     
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    I haven't bothered trying to get to the bottom of it yet, but I am sure its not much. Probably some kind of driver conflict, or somesuch.

    The machine is my NAT server, so I just wanted back on the internet and didn't bother even trying safe mode and looking at the event logs, etc.

    To tell the truth, I am thinking about moving to 2003 server, however one can't deny the obvious stability of an OS that's reached service pack 4, certainly from an NT point of view. A nice clean install of WIndows 2000 Server with service pack 4 straight on top before anything else probably runs like a treat.
     
  8. Antiorganic

    Antiorganic TS Rookie

    I agree, Phantasm. I've worked at a decent-sized NT web hosting company for awhile, and due to so many issues in Windows 2000 on our development/testing servers, we didn't upgrade our NT4 servers until SP2 came out.

    It's probably best to make sure that everything is perfect before you deploy.
     
  9. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    I've installed service pack 4 on my experimental server install on my 2nd machine (where its a domain controller with ISA server, exchange, oracle, etc) and its fine.
     
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  11. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    almost paradoxical... Is it not? ;)
     
  12. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

     
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,704   +397

    LOL, and the Rick is back!
     
  14. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

     
  15. dmm1104

    I am by no means a techie. I am as green as they come! I have XP on laptop and 2000 pro on desktop. I want to do a clean install of 2kpro, with the latest service pack. My computer was so corrupted with trojans and spyware that the clean install makes the most sense. My question is: Is there anyway to download 2000sp4 without it installing? I figured I could download it to the laptop, zip it, copy it to disk and install it on the desktop. Can this be done so I do not have to go online to get it with the new install? I am dreadfully afraid of security issues after this!!
     
  16. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yes if you go to the downloads section of Microsoft you can get SP4 and save it to your laptops HDD then just burn it to disk.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  17. dmm1104

    Thanks Howard!
    I was afraid it would automatically begin installing!
     
  18. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

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