Windows Server 2003 build 3790.2805

Build of Windows Server 2003
Release nameBeta Refresh 2
OS familyWindows NT
Version number5.2
Build number3790
Build revision2805
Architecturex86, x64, IA-64
Build labdnsrv
Compiled on2006-10-04

Windows Server 2003 build 3790.2805 is the official Beta 1 Refresh 2 build of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2. It was released to testers on 19 October 2006[1][2]. As of 2024, it has yet to be found.

Release e-mail[edit | edit source]

Initial release:

Windows Serviceability is pleased to announce the release of Beta Refresh 2 (build 2805) of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition customers.


This build contains:

  • Roll up of hotfixes released to date
  • Roll up of security updates released to date
  • Fixes for bugs reported by Beta customers and other known issues on previous Service Pack 2 builds
  • Fix for Volume Licensing customers who are using Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

This build should *only* be used for test purposes in your environment. The goal of this refresh is to capture early feedback before the RC release on the changes taken after Beta Refresh 1. So please focus on running the installation and setup scenarios in your environments by using build 2805.

We will review all reported issues in the Release Candidate build. In order to have a stable test environment we strongly recommend un-installation of any previous SP2 builds from your machines before installing build 2805.


In addition to the release notes for Beta Refresh 1, the only known issue with this build is the following:

  • Due to a recent installer change, the update package of build 2805 will not install on Windows Server 2003 Small Business Server. This issue will be fixed in the next refresh.

Here is the list of releases:

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Editions integrated with SP2 (32-bit x86): English, German and Japanese
  • Windows Server 2003 R2, x64 Editions integrated with SP2: English and Japanese
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems integrated with SP2: English, German and Japanese
  • Standalone update packages: English, German and Japanese

Also please note that symbols for this build are available from the public symbols server.


We encourage you to continue SP2 Beta testing with this build and provide feedback.

Once more, thank you for your participation to SP2 Beta program! As always, send mail to if you encounter any issues.


Windows Serviceability Team

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