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    Deploying Windows Server 2003 SP1 with Systems Management Server

    Detailed steps on how to successfully deploy Windows Server 2003 SP1 using Systems Management Server.
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        This document provides detailed steps on how to prepare Windows Server 2003 SP1 files for deployment, create queries to identify SMS clients ready for the Windows Server 2003 SP1 upgrade, deploy the Windows Server 2003 SP1 upgrade to your SMS clients, and verify that the SMS clients successfully upgraded from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2003 SP1.
        Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 provides convenient, comprehensive access to the latest updates, enhancements, and new features for Windows Server 2003. Each of these components allows customers to better leverage the enhanced security, reliability, and performance of Windows Server 2003.
        Microsoft recommends that a corporate update management solution, such as Systems Management Server 2003 or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), is used as a best-practice approach for implementing a managed rollout of Windows Server 2003 SP1. This document details the steps necessary to test a deployment of Windows Server 2003 SP1 using SMS. While some procedures in this document focus specifically on SMS 2003 Advanced Clients, most procedures apply to both SMS 2003 Legacy Clients and SMS 2.0.
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      Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

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