The Windows Small Business Server 2003 installation process takes longer than you expect after the Registering Components section reports that 13 minutes remain

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When you install the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 part of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, the installation process may seem to stop responding when the Registering Components section of the process reports that 13 minutes remain. The installation process may take longer than 13 minutes to complete.


This behavior occurs because the Windows Small Business Server Setup program installs additional security updates that were released after the release of Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition. The installation process may also take longer than you expect depending on the hardware configuration of your computer.


This behavior is expected and does not indicate a problem with the Setup program or with the hardware. You do not have to take any action other than to wait for the installation process to complete its remaining tasks.


To view the system requirements for Windows Small Business Server 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For additional information about the security updates that were included as part of the installation source for Windows Small Business Server 2003, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
819696 MS03-030: Unchecked buffer in DirectX could enable system compromise
822132 "The backup completed, but some files were skipped" message when you try to back up the system state files on a Windows Server 2003 domain controller
822925 MS03-032: August 2003 cumulative patch for Internet Explorer
823559 MS03-023: Buffer overrun in the HTML converter could allow code execution
823980 MS03-026: Buffer overrun in RPC may allow code execution
824105 MS03-034: Flaw in NetBIOS could lead to information disclosure
824139 Domain controller loses its role as a global catalog server
824146 MS03-039: A Buffer Overrun in RPCSS could allow an attacker to run malicious programs
826936 Time-out errors occur in Volume Shadow Copy service writers, and shadow copies are lost during backup and during times when there are high levels of input/output


Article ID: 839492 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition
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