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Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Resources

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) provides the latest updates to the Windows 2000 operating systems. These updates are a collection of fixes in the following areas: security, application compatibility, operating system reliability, and setup. Windows 2000 SP4 is a recommended update that includes the updates contained in previous Windows 2000 service packs. SP4 also has a few bugs of its own, so before you rush in and install it, take a minute to review the list of known bugs and issues at the end of this page.
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Download Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (US Version)

Order the Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 CD
If you are in the United States or Canada, you can order the CD from this Web site.

Windows 2000 SP4 Deployment Tools
Download the latest deployment tools for help installing Windows 2000 on multiple computers. This file contains updates to the deployment tools and documentation.

Windows 2000 SP4 Support Tools
Download the latest support tools to help support personnel and network administrators better manage their networks and troubleshoot problems.

Download Windows Symbol Packages
Download the latest debuggers and the symbols for diagnosing Windows 2000 system problems. This Web site also has information on how to use the Internet symbol server to automatically download symbol files when the debugger needs them.

Windows 2000 SP4 Checked Build
Determine if you should install the Windows 2000 SP4 Checked Build. The Checked Build is a separate version of Windows 2000 SP4 and should not be installed in addition to SP4. The Checked Build is a set of files that include debugging information. The Checked Build files are not required for proper operation of your computer.


Service Pack Documentation

Windows 2000 SP4 System Requirements
Read the system requirements for Windows 2000 SP4.

Hotfix Deployment Guide (printer friendly version)
Read this guide that provides instructions for administrators installing hotfixes on multiple computers in a small business or corporate environment. You can install hotfixes either alone or in combination with Windows 2000 (with or without a service pack).

Readme File for Service Pack 4 (printer friendly version)
Review the Readme file, which is designed for all service pack users and explains how to install the service pack, includes key points you should review before installation, and provides specific information that might apply to your setup.

Release Notes for Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
This article includes a list of Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that contain the release notes for Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4). This list includes articles that describe known issues with Windows 2000 SP4.

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Windows 2000 SP4.

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Installation and Deployment Guide
This guide provides instructions for administrators who want to install Service Pack 4 (SP4) for Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, or Windows 2000 with Server Appliance Kit. The guide includes technical details, procedures, and recommendations for installing the service pack on multiple computers in a small business or a corporate environment. This guide also provides information about the most common scenarios for installing the service pack either as a standalone installation or as an installation that is integrated with Windows 2000.


Useful Articles

Frequently Asked Questions About the Microsoft VM and Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 820101 - This article contains answers to frequently asked questions about the Microsoft virtual machine (VM) and Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4). The Microsoft VM provides support for running Java programs.

List of Bugs That Are Fixed in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 327194 - This article lists the bugs that are fixed in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4). Service packs are cumulative. This means that the bugs that are fixed in a service pack are also fixed in later service packs.

List of Base Operating System Fixes in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 815028 - This article describes the base operating system bugs and update scenarios that are addressed in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).

List of Security Fixes in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 821665 - This article describes the following security-related bugs and update scenarios that are addressed in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).

List of Operating System Shell Fixes in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4)
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 815019 - This article describes the Windows operating system shell bugs and update scenarios that are addressed in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).

Windows 2000 Resource Kit Deployment Tools Updates That Are Included in Windows 2000 SP4
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 820196 - If you are a system administrator, you can use the Windows 2000 Resource Kit Deployment Tools to help install Windows 2000 on multiple computers. This article describes the Windows 2000 Resource Kit Deployment Tools that are updated in Windows 2000

Scheduled Tasks No Longer Run When You Remove Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 823441 - When you upgrade a Windows 2000-based computer to Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4), and then you remove SP4, scheduled tasks that you have created no longer run. When you view the status of a scheduled task, the following message is returned: Status:...

List of Program Compatibility Fixes in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 815026 - This article describes the program compatibility bugs and update scenarios that are addressed in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).

Recommended Space Requirements for Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Installation
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 821258 - This article describes the recommended space requirements for a Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) installation on Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, and Windows 2000 Advanced Server.

Internet Explorer Times Out While It Loads Web Pages If Norton Internet Security 2001 or Norton Personal Firewall 2001 Is Installed
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 823087 - After you install Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4), you may experience one or both of the following symptoms: Microsoft Internet Explorer times out while it tries to load a Web page.

List of Terminal Services Fixes in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 815017 - This article describes the Terminal Services bugs and update scenarios that are addressed in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).

List of Networking Fixes in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 815023 - This article describes the network bugs and update scenarios that are addressed in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).

How to Help Prevent Users from Logging on When Their Terminal Server User Configuration Data Cannot Be Obtained
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 822142 - Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) includes the functionality of the hotfix that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article: 331627

List of Directory Services Fixes in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 815024 - This article describes the directory services bugs and update scenarios that are addressed in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).

RID Pool Allocation and Sizing Changes in Windows 2000 SP4
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 316201 - Windows 2000 domain controllers may not be able to create user accounts, computer accounts or security groups if the local RID pool is used up and cannot obtain a new RID pool from the RID operations master.

Some Windows 2000 Hotfixes May Cause a Conflict with Service Pack 4 for Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 822384 - Note This issue does not affect any Windows 2000 hotfixes that are available from the Microsoft Download Center or the Windows Update Web site, including Windows 2000 Security Updates. This issue affects only a small number of post-Service Pack 4 (SP4) hotfixes that were available only from Microsoft Product Support Services. These hotfixes are listed in the "More Information" section of this article. If this issue affects your system, the Windows 2000 SP4 installer will pause during setup and alert you to the fixes that are in conflict. If you do not receive this message, you can ignore this issue. If you choose to continue setup without taking action, you can still finish the SP4 installation, and then apply the updated fix afterward

Updated USB 2.0 Drivers Are Available in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4)
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 819332 - Updated Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 driver support is available for Windows 2000. The updated USB 2.0 driver components are available in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).


  

Known Bugs and Issues

Cannot Install Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 on a Computer Where the Hummingbird NFS Maestro Client Program Is Installed
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 822217 - When you try to install Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4), you may experience one of the following symptoms: During Setup, you receive the following error message: An error in updating your system has occurred. Select 'OK' to undo the changes that..

How to Help Prevent Users from Logging on When Their Terminal Server User Configuration Data Cannot Be Obtained
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 822142 - Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) includes the functionality of the hotfix that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article: 331627 Terminal Services Client Cannot Obtain Terminal Services User Configuration from Domain.

Memory Leak Occurs After You Install Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 825237 - A memory leak condition may occur on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4-based servers that also have Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) installed. When you try to log on to the server computer, you may experience any of several memory errors.

Several Remote Access Service Error Events Appear After You Upgrade to Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 823405 - After you upgrade your computer to Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4), you may experience all the following symptoms: The following events appear in the system log of the Event Viewer: Source: RemoteAccess Category: None Event ID: 20071 Date: date...

AWE Hardware Compatibility Test Is Unsuccessful After You Install Windows 2000 SP4
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 822140 - When you run the Address Windowing Extensions (AWE) memory test from the Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Test (HCT) version 9.502 to test the random access memory (RAM) in a Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4)-based computer, the test is.

Windows 2000 Server-Based Computer Stops Responding When You Restart After You Install McAfee Parental Controls
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 823043 - When you install McAfee Parental Controls on a Windows 2000 Service Pack (SP) 3-based computer or a Windows 2000 SP4-based computer, and then you restart the computer, the computer may not start correctly. The computer stops responding ("hangs").

 


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