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bout to do some SBS 2003 server updating...

are there any MS updates that are not good updates? I want this to be as seamless as possible, as i'm testing it out on a company machine, then the real deal on a clients. Are there any websites to goto to see what updates are safe and which ones are not so safe?

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are there any MS updates that are not good updates?
Is this a trick question?

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Is this a trick question?
lol.. not really, just... are there any specific known to cause problems?

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desktop server? No, not that big a deal. However if this box is say an hp proliant with an attached fiber array, tape backup, and lots of other intervals, then yea, might want to do some research.

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desktop server? No, not that big a deal. However if this box is say an hp proliant with an attached fiber array, tape backup, and lots of other intervals, then yea, might want to do some research.

just exchange.

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There is a yahoo group, DFW SBS, that focuses on this might check there. I am not an SBS expert so I dont know all the downfalls yet.

Sorry I cant be of more help but I am just starting to learn SBS myself. So i dont knwo all the ins and outs of patches yet. But my first guess or from what i have seen so far I havent seen a bad patch.

Knock on wood.
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There is a yahoo group, DFW SBS, that focuses on this might check there. I am not an SBS expert so I dont know all the downfalls yet.

Sorry I cant be of more help but I am just starting to learn SBS myself. So i dont knwo all the ins and outs of patches yet. But my first guess or from what i have seen so far I havent seen a bad patch.

Knock on wood.

Yea, so far so good, i've done all the critical ones, now its time to do all the ones after the SP's.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE atleast 2-3 GIG of free space... when we did it we had to jugle stuff around... now i have a partition manager to just move the partition size

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I know that if your moving from a any other Windows based server to SBS prepair to drop some change on CAL's I have spent a lil over $3000 for one small office just on CAL's
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I dont know what idiot set the partition at 8gb for this server OS i'm working on, but i'm having to get jump through hoops to install the updates... I started with 3mb of FREE space.... yes, THREE MEGABITES!!... and now i was up 1.1GB, then I was going to move some partitions around with partition manager. Well that wont work on a dynamic drive, so i converted it to a basic drive... now not only am i above the 10% it requires to move free space around, i'm back at 3MB of FREE space... so i converted it back to dynamic and now i'm at 20mb of free space

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Its common practice to make the OS drive 8-10GB and install applications on alternate drive partitions, we do it all the time in the unix world and windows.

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Its common practice to make the OS drive 8-10GB and install applications on alternate drive partitions, we do it all the time in the unix world and windows.

Why so small?! thats how this one is setup and with exchange and OS, its almost full!

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Why so small?! thats how this one is setup and with exchange and OS, its almost full!
Well, you're 'supposed' to put the applications on another partition. This usually helps with fragmentation, OS images/backups, virtual memory, and a slew of other windows crap.

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Well, you're 'supposed' to put the applications on another partition. This usually helps with fragmentation, OS images/backups, virtual memory, and a slew of other windows crap.

i'll recommend it can exchange be put on a different drive? I was kinda under the understanding it needed to be on C with the OS.

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exchange can go whereever. I never used to store any of my mdb's on the c drive. I build my windows servers like unix boxes.

8-20gb max for C
D for swap partition (usually 2x the ram)
E for data/apps
and possibly F for log files

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exchange can go whereever. I never used to store any of my mdb's on the c drive. I build my windows servers like unix boxes.

8-20gb max for C
D for swap partition (usually 2x the ram)
E for data/apps
and possibly F for log files

yea, i didn't set this one up, i'm walking into it the way it is, but it looks like some of the stuff was installed on the C drive, such as exchange. It just sucks, cause they've moved uninstall files to the "G" drive which is for extra stuff, and now the harddrive has gotten so low on space, that you can't move the uninstall files, back to it, to uninstall anything. I think they're digging a hole now.

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exchange can go whereever. I never used to store any of my mdb's on the c drive. I build my windows servers like unix boxes.

8-20gb max for C
D for swap partition (usually 2x the ram)
E for data/apps
and possibly F for log files
F:\ for logs, speically db trans logs

I still dont understand why windows hasnt fixed their fragmentation issues.

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