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I am about to request a hotfix for Windows 2003 Server. As far as I am aware there is no publicly available Service Pack 3. However on the hostfix request page I see this:

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I am guessing this is a mistake?

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I wouldn't call this a mistake, though. As you may know the service packs are cumulative update bundles, so this fix was likely aimed at SP3 before MS decided there are not enough fixes to justify an SP3. – 0xC0000022L Jul 6 at 10:26

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You would be correct, there is no SP3 for Windows 2003. Here is a blog post from Technet explaining this:

We have received inquiries from our customers and partners on whether or not there will be a need for a Service Pack 3 for Windows Server 2003. Microsoft will not have a SP3 release for Windows Server 2003.

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