Windows SharePoint Services and Windows Small Business Server 2003 Installation Update

If your installation of Windows Small Business Server 2003 is affected, you will experience the following symptoms.

During the Intranet component portion of Windows Small Business Server 2003 Setup, the following error message may appear: “An error occurred while installing Windows SharePoint Services and creating your intranet site.”

Additionally, the following error message appears when you browse to the internal Web site at http://companyweb/: “You are not authorized to view this page. You might not have permission to view this directory or page using the credential you supplied.”

It goes on to say that you can order a free #3 replacement disk after December 17th and that the fix is required for installations completed before November 24th even though you do not see any symptoms right now. My guess is that M$ has this one figured out and I can start planning my upgrade to SBS2K3.