Microsoft KB Archive/247308

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How to Reinstall Microsoft Site Server 3.0 SP3

Article ID: 247308

Article Last Modified on 6/29/2004


  • Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition
  • Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q247308

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


When you attempt to reinstall or re-apply Microsoft Site Server 3.0 SP3, the following warning dialog may appear:

Site Server 3.0 Service Pack 3
This service pack is already installed.
It cannot be installed again unless it is first uninstalled.


Microsoft Site Server 3.0 SP3 is already installed. In order to reinstall Site Server 3.0 SP3, you must modify the registry.


WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

  1. Start the Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  2. Under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, located the following registry key:

        Software\Microsoft\Site Server\SP3\Components\SS3SP3

  3. Change the VALUE of this key to 0.

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