Windows 2003 Service Pack 2 Free Download

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Windows 2003 Service Pack 2 Free Download

Each download we provide is subject to periodical scanning, but we strongly recommend you to check the package for viruses on your side before running the installation. The version of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 you are about to download is 2.0. This download is provided to you free of charge. Windows XP and Server 2003 Service Pack 2 - 64-Bit is the final service pack for Windows XP and Server 2003 64-Bit. Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 - 32-Bit is only available if you have the 32-Bit editions of Windows XP. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers experience. Oct 18, 2005 Download Microsoft Office 2003 Update: Service Pack 2 for Windows to update your copy of Microsft Office 2003 to take advantage of the latest features and bug fixes.

Toolkit to Temporarily Block Delivery of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 - A blocking tool is available for organizations that have AU enabled on their servers to ensure prompt delivery of critical updates, but would like to temporarily disable delivery of the Windows Server 2003 SP2 automatic update through AU that is set to take place starting June 12, 2007.

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Windows 2003 Service Pack 2 Free Download


Release Date: 2009-01-17


Submit Date: 2009-01-17

OS: Windows XP/2003

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The .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 provides cumulative roll-up updates for customer reported issues found after the release of the .NET Framework 2.0. In addition, this release provides performance improvements, and prerequisite feature support for the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1.

Please review the supported operating systems for this deployment package in the System Requirements section. The corresponding updates for Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows 2008 are deployed via the full .NET Framework 3.5 service pack 1.

System Requirements:

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003; Windows XP
  • Software: On Windows Server 2000 SP4, install KB 835732 before installing .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2.
  • Processor: 400 MHz Pentium processor or equivalent (Minimum); 1GHz Pentium processor or equivalent (Recommended)
  • RAM:96 MB (Minimum); 256 MB (Recommended)
  • Hard Disk: Up to 500 MB of available space may be required
  • CD or DVD Drive: Not required
  • Display: 800 x 600, 256 colors (Minimum); 1024 x 768 high color, 32-bit (Recommended)
Microsoft .NET Framework (x64) 2.0 Final is also available for download.


Microsoft Windows Installer is a component of the Windows operating system. Windows Installer provides a standard foundation for installing and uninstalling software. Software manufacturers can create the setup of their products to use Windows Installer to help make software installation, maintenance, and uninstallation straightforward and easy.
Windows Installer 4.5 is released with Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Server 2008 SP2.
And Windows Installer 4.5 is released as a redistributable for the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP SP2

  • Windows XP SP3

  • Windows Server 2003 SP1

  • Windows Server 2003 SP2

  • Windows Vista

  • Windows Vista SP1

  • Windows Server 2008

Important Windows Installer 5.0 is released with the following operating systems. Therefore, Windows Installer 4.5 does not apply to these operating systems.
Additionally, there is no redistributable for Windows Installer 5.0.

  • Windows 7

  • Windows 7 SP1

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • Windows 8

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

How to obtain Windows Installer 4.5 redistributable

Before you download this redistributable, you must determine whether you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.

Automatic version detection result

Note If the auto detection result is not displayed on your screen, view How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operation system.

Download Windows Installer 4.5 redistributable

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
[Asset 4009805]Download Windows Installer 4.5 now.
Note Check the following table to find which file to choose for your operating system´╝Ü

Operating System

Files to choose from the Microsoft Download Center

Windows XP SP2
Windows XP SP3

For 32-bit: WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe
For 64-bit: WindowsServer2003-KB942288-v4-x64.exe
For IA64 Platform: WindowsServer2003-KB942288-v4-ia64.exe

Windows Server 2003 SP1
Windows Server 2003 SP2

For 32-bit: WindowsServer2003-KB942288-v4-x86.exe
For 64-bit: WindowsServer2003-KB942288-v4-x64.exe
For IA64 Platform: WindowsServer2003-KB942288-v4-ia64.exe

Windows Vista
Windows Vista SP1
Windows Server 2008

For 32-bit: Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-x86.msu
For 64-bit: Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-x64.msu
For IA64 Platform: Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-ia64.msu

Installation of the Windows Installer 4.5 package requires a reboot to successfully update the required binaries.
For more information, view How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services.

Microsoft scanned this file for viruses, using the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to it.

More Information

The following new and improved features have been implemented in Windows Installer 4.5.

Multiple package transactionIn a multiple package transaction, you can create a single transaction from multiple packages. In a multiple package transaction, a chainer is used to dynamically include packages in the transaction. If one or more of the packages do not install as expected, you can roll back the installation.

Embedded UI handlerYou can embed a custom user interface (UI) handler in the Windows Installer package. This makes a custom UI easier to integrate. You can also invoke an embedded UI handler from the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel. Or, you can invoke an embedded UI handler during a Windows Installer repair process.

Embedded chainerYou can use the embedded chainer to add packages to a multiple package transaction. You can use an embedded chainer to enable installation events across multiple packages. For example, you can enable install-on-demand events, repair events, and uninstall events across multiple packages.

Update supersedence resiliencyThis feature lets you correct for changes in the FeatureComponent table during supersedence.

Shared component patching resiliency during uninstallThis feature makes sure that the most recent version of a component is available to all products.

Custom action execution on update uninstallThis feature lets an update add or change a custom action so that the custom action is called when an update is uninstalled.

The issues present in earlier versions of Windows Installer that are addressed in Windows Installer 4.5 are as follows:

  • The SeBackupPrivilege user right was missing in the Windows Installer service. This lack hindered any custom actions that needed this user right.

  • Some case-sensitive service-name comparisons in the InstallValidate action resulted in an unnecessary 'files in use' message in Windows Vista.

  • When you uninstalled an update that added a new component, the component was also uninstalled. This occurred even if the component was shared by other products.


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