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Windows 2000 Service pack 3

Chrissy Mitchell
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Windows 2000 Service pack 3


I am in need of some help. I have a Compaq Task Smart N2400, which I am running windows 2000 server on. I have been trying to install windows sp3 and keep getting the following error message: c:\winnt\system32\dcpromo.exe is open or in use by another application.

I have checked services and process and do not see dcpromo running anywhere. I am logged on to the server as admin to my domain.

I am not on an active directory or ever used dcpromo on the machine before.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

David in Tennessee
Frequent Advisor

Re: Windows 2000 Service pack 3

I see this on another web forum that addresses the same question.


Or is this your post?
Chrissy Mitchell
Occasional Visitor

Re: Windows 2000 Service pack 3


I already have been to that site, and sent them a message. Im going to try it tonight and see what happens.