Andrew Connell

Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP2 **RELEASED**

Most important KB articles for SP 2

  • KB 887623 Description of Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • KB 906337 Issues that are fixed in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 by SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • KB 907763 SPS requires ASP.NET 1.1 be installed on the server if ASP.NET 2.0 is also installed.
  • KB 907377 How to address the case where SPS SP 2 does not updated the databases during service pack installation
  • KB 905229 How to update an evaluation version to SPS RTM if SPS if SPS SP 1 or SPS SP 2 has been installed on it.

Important updates included in SPS SP 2

  • Kerberos-enabled
  • Will support running on 64-bit in 32-bit emulation mode
  • Must use .NET 1.1 (Everett), but will be able to run side-by-side with .NET 2.0 (Whidbey) on the box (won’t run Whidbey-only)
  • Currently, QFE/Hotfix that include SQL procedure changes must be run separately from updating binaries; SP2 will allow such updates to be unified.
  • Supports running with SQL Server 2005 RTM

» Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 (SPS) Service Pack 2

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.