I run a network of about 2500 PCs and 200 servers. I have an Active Directory in native 2003 mode and I have 23 domain controllers (I only have one domain). I would like to upgrade to Windows 2003 Server SP1. Before I upgrade, are there any known issues with SP1 on a domain controller I should know about?
The majority of known issues surrounding SP1 involve trying to install it on an SBS server, see
for more information. Aside from that, each individual upgrade process is unique based on the hardware and software that is installed on the domain controller – you should test the SP1 upgrade process in a test environment before deploying it on your production hardware.
Microsoft KB article 889101
includes the Release Notes for SP1, which also details a few known issues to be aware of before upgrading.
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