How did you downgrade to SP2?
> Hi Matt,
> You're were lucky. After installing E2K SP3 I found out most of the "E2K
> services" didn't auto startup. I had to perform an manual startup. I tried
> to trace the source & found that it had something to do with the SP3.
> on this same box it was running E2K SP2 without any problems. It was very
> stable till I apply SP3.
> Now I totally gave up on E2K SP3. I downgraded to SP2. Since then it has
> been very "quiet". My users are now more happy being able to read / access
> their e-mails on demand.
> Don't get me wrong, E2K SP3 is an great update just that it needs testing
> before applying on production system.
> > Strange - I just finished building two Exchange 2k
> > servers on fresh vanilla Win2k SP2 builds. Didn't run
> > into any problems, other than the expected hang with the
> > SA on the second box (it was a DR build, they never seem
> > to be able to start the SA cleanly).
> > Haven't run into a single bug yet today with the two
> > machines.
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >For whatever reason, on a vanilla box with a new
> > instance of Win2k SP2
> > >and Exchange 2000, service pack three install fails when
> > the process
> > >trys to stop the Data Store service.
> > >I finally had to disable it, reboot and then re-attempt
> > to apply the
> > >service pack. Seems to have done the trick.
> > >.