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Install Windows 2003 KB937444

FineBuild can install and configure Windows 2003 KB937444 Filestream Fix as part of the SQL Server install process.

SQL 2008 and SQL 2008 R2 require that Windows 2003 KB937444 is installed prior to starting the main SQL Server install if you are running Windows 2003. If remote access to Filestream data on Windows 2003 is required, then the KB937444 hotfix must be applied to Windows 2003.

The table below shows when you need to download this fix.

Operating system SQL Server Version Express Edition Other Editions
Windows Vista or above Any Included Included
Windows 2003 and XP 64-bit Any Download Download
Windows XP 32-bit Any Not Available Not Available

If you need to do a download, then choose the correct process for your operating system.:

Windows Vista or above
Windows 2003 and XP 64-bit
Windows XP 32-bit

Download for Windows Vista or above

This covers Windows Windows Vista and above, Windows 2008 and above

If you are installing on Windows Vista or above, KB937444 is built in to this version of Windows. No download or install is needed.

Download for Windows 2003 and XP 64-bit

This covers 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 2003, and 64-bit versions of Windows XP

Download the KB937444 fix from the location below and put it in to the Additional Components folder.

KB937444 download http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937444

Download for Windows XP 32-bit

The KB937444 fix is not available for Windows XP 32-bit. No download or install is possible, and therefore it is not possible to use the Filestream feature on Windows XP 32-bit.

FineBuild Windows 2003 KB937444 Install

Automated silent installation of Windows 2003 KB937444 is performed by Process Id 2AM and is controlled by the parameters below:

Install Parameter Build SQL2005 SQL2008 SQL2008 R2 SQL2012 SQL2014
SetupKB937444 FULL No Yes Yes N/A N/A
SetupKB937444 WORKSTATION No Yes Yes N/A N/A
SetupKB937444 CLIENT No Yes Yes N/A N/A

If the install Windows 2003 KB937444 Filestream Fix processing is done, a reboot is required before this component can be used.

Manual Windows 2003 KB937444 Install

The following steps show what you would have to do to install Windows 2003 KB937444 manually. FineBuild does all of this work for you automatically.

1) Navigate to the Additional Components folder and double-click on the following file:

32-bit systems WindowsServer2003-KB937444-x86-ENU.exe
64-bit systems WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB937444-x64-ENU.exe

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2) The Welcome screen is displayed. Click Next to continue.
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3) Accept the License Agreement. Click Next to continue.
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4) Wait while the fix is applied.
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5) The installation is complete. Click Finish to exit.
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Last edited Oct 8, 2014 at 11:40 AM by EdVassie, version 10