System Utilities Tweaking Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 Network Install

Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 Network Install (SP3) for Windows

by Microsoft Corporation

Avg. Rating 4.3 (43 votes)

File Details

File Size 121.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 51,636
Publisher Microsoft Corporation
Homepage Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 Network Install

Publisher's Description

Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) provides the latest updates to the Windows 2000 family of operating systems. These updates are a collection of fixes in the following areas: application compatibility, operating system reliability, security, and setup. Windows 2000 SP2 includes the updates contained in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows 2000 SP2 (SP2). Windows 2000 SP3 is not considered a required upgrade. To determine whether to install Windows 2000 SP3, Microsoft recommends that customers review the Windows 2000 SP3 documentation.

Latest Reviews

DanM602

DanM602 reviewed v(SP3) on Jul 31, 2002

Well I was a beta tester for SP3 and lets just say it was a smooth ride and I hope this final is as good the betas. :)

thomase

thomase reviewed v(SP3) on Jul 31, 2002

Installed it on Windows 2000 Advanced server with exchange 5.5 sp4 and its working fine, no trouble starting up - no delays - excellent i say.
No problem on Exchange either.

ditoa

ditoa reviewed v(SP3) on Jul 31, 2002

The reason it isnt on the Microsoft website (Well it is but they have not officially announced that it has been released on public servers) is mainly because of time, it is like winamp when there is a new version it is available for a good 3 days before the winamp.com site updates, this is mainly because it takes time to setup everything like new pages, links, checking that the page works correctly (links etc) also as it is in multiple languages they are probably waiting for there localisation department to finish the final pages so they can do 1 release of several languages rather than do different release for each language (saving time and money)

KiNaS

KiNaS reviewed v(SP3) on Jul 31, 2002

Why where is no link at microsoft website to SP3?

mickbuck

mickbuck reviewed v(SP3) on Jul 30, 2002

Let face it this prob istn't going to be the last service park for 2000 but at least it's finally out. Lets hope it's on the microsoft site soon as I cant really download a 124MB download on a 56K internet connection.

usual

usual reviewed v(SP2) on May 16, 2001

Hello, I made a cd with service pack 2 on it following the persons instructions on the betanews site and it seems to be fine but it wont boot from the cd, the original cd boots fine. any idea why the new cd wont boot? suggestions? if you can please email [email protected], if not i'll check here again soon

scots

scots reviewed v(SP2) on May 15, 2001

I installed SP2 on Win 2K Server. After installing SP2, the server took FOREVER to boot up whenever I would reboot it. There was also a problem with the floppy drive. About every 5 minutes or so the floppy drive would act like it was looking for a disk (for no reason that I could see). I uninstalled SP2 and the server seems to be working with no problems after the uninstall. Also installed SP2 on my laptop which is running Win 2K Pro. Got a BSOD on the first reboot after install. Rebooted again and it came up OK. Laptop seems to be working with no problems now.

statman

statman reviewed v(SP2) on May 14, 2001

Very good works great sys more stable now tho i did flash my bios today too :-) I installed with the option to back up files...now i know it works is it safe to delete the backup folder it made??? cos it's taking up a load of space :-)

Glock

Glock reviewed v(SP2) on May 13, 2001

Installed the service pack, works flawlessly. Lots of security updates and adds full support for Ultra ATA/100. The people having problems installing are likely folks who have had corruption of their system files on their HDD before installing SP2, which can exacerbate the situation by rendering systems unbootable. Recommend running system file checkers, cleaners, and virus checks before installing.

the_dude

the_dude reviewed v(SP2) on May 12, 2001

There seem to be some confusion regarding this service pack:
This is the *first* Service Pack 2 for Windows 2000. There never was an "earlier" release. I'm not even sure this one is the final. I have yet to see an official statement from Microsoft.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (43 votes)
Your Rating
DanM602

DanM602 reviewed v(SP3) on Jul 31, 2002

Well I was a beta tester for SP3 and lets just say it was a smooth ride and I hope this final is as good the betas. :)

thomase

thomase reviewed v(SP3) on Jul 31, 2002

Installed it on Windows 2000 Advanced server with exchange 5.5 sp4 and its working fine, no trouble starting up - no delays - excellent i say.
No problem on Exchange either.

ditoa

ditoa reviewed v(SP3) on Jul 31, 2002

The reason it isnt on the Microsoft website (Well it is but they have not officially announced that it has been released on public servers) is mainly because of time, it is like winamp when there is a new version it is available for a good 3 days before the winamp.com site updates, this is mainly because it takes time to setup everything like new pages, links, checking that the page works correctly (links etc) also as it is in multiple languages they are probably waiting for there localisation department to finish the final pages so they can do 1 release of several languages rather than do different release for each language (saving time and money)

KiNaS

KiNaS reviewed v(SP3) on Jul 31, 2002

Why where is no link at microsoft website to SP3?

mickbuck

mickbuck reviewed v(SP3) on Jul 30, 2002

Let face it this prob istn't going to be the last service park for 2000 but at least it's finally out. Lets hope it's on the microsoft site soon as I cant really download a 124MB download on a 56K internet connection.

usual

usual reviewed v(SP2) on May 16, 2001

Hello, I made a cd with service pack 2 on it following the persons instructions on the betanews site and it seems to be fine but it wont boot from the cd, the original cd boots fine. any idea why the new cd wont boot? suggestions? if you can please email [email protected], if not i'll check here again soon

scots

scots reviewed v(SP2) on May 15, 2001

I installed SP2 on Win 2K Server. After installing SP2, the server took FOREVER to boot up whenever I would reboot it. There was also a problem with the floppy drive. About every 5 minutes or so the floppy drive would act like it was looking for a disk (for no reason that I could see). I uninstalled SP2 and the server seems to be working with no problems after the uninstall. Also installed SP2 on my laptop which is running Win 2K Pro. Got a BSOD on the first reboot after install. Rebooted again and it came up OK. Laptop seems to be working with no problems now.

statman

statman reviewed v(SP2) on May 14, 2001

Very good works great sys more stable now tho i did flash my bios today too :-) I installed with the option to back up files...now i know it works is it safe to delete the backup folder it made??? cos it's taking up a load of space :-)

Glock

Glock reviewed v(SP2) on May 13, 2001

Installed the service pack, works flawlessly. Lots of security updates and adds full support for Ultra ATA/100. The people having problems installing are likely folks who have had corruption of their system files on their HDD before installing SP2, which can exacerbate the situation by rendering systems unbootable. Recommend running system file checkers, cleaners, and virus checks before installing.

the_dude

the_dude reviewed v(SP2) on May 12, 2001

There seem to be some confusion regarding this service pack:
This is the *first* Service Pack 2 for Windows 2000. There never was an "earlier" release. I'm not even sure this one is the final. I have yet to see an official statement from Microsoft.

shawkins

shawkins reviewed v(SP2) on May 12, 2001

Installed flawlessly on Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP-1; both on my work and home machines.

Chaon

Chaon reviewed v(SP2) on May 12, 2001

I haven't had time to install it yet but a couple of friends have and they had no problems either before or after.
As a side note: I had a look at that report about spyware and wouldn't you know it, the report is about the IE6 beta release. And at the end of the report the person stated that he wouldn't be surprised if MS includes it in all Service Packs from now on. There was not anything about Win2K SP2 including it at all!

audiojon

audiojon reviewed v(SP2) on May 12, 2001

Had to manually reinstall my SCSI CD-R drive after installing SP2. Other than that, seems to be cool.

PapaNoc

PapaNoc reviewed v(SP2) on May 12, 2001

Been running SP2 Beta now for a couple of weeks. My VIA chipset system was coughing and spitting up violently till I installed this SP. Now she purrs like a kitten with Roxio Direct CD and overclocking. Rock solid. This will make Win2K a viable alternative to the XP activation crap. I think!

jabooty

jabooty reviewed v(SP2) on May 11, 2001

Huge download, but worth it, I guess. No noticable changes, but I'm glad they're making improvements.

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