Windows Server 2000 Service Pack 4

RTSS01 41 Reputation points
2022-02-27T17:02:07.62+00:00

I am setting up a lab environment for practice and testing in pen testing and ethical hacking. I'm creating VMs of as many Windows, Linux and macOS versions as I can find; all legal and within licensing agreements of couse. I know I'm going to run into old stuff out in the wild, and want as robust of a testing environment as I can set up.

I got my hands on an old, unopened, previously unregistered copy of Windows Advanced Server 2000. This is likely the oldest version of Windows that I'm going to bother with. It is a base version without any of the service packs.

I have been able to find Service Pack 3 for Windows 2000 on https://download.microsoft.com/

But I cannot find Service Pack 4 anywhere.

This link for SP4 is an express version that doesn't actually work. It's not a full install and tries to connect to a dead link to download contents:
http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3-19990518/cabpool/sp4express_en_018beafd67fc9143a755d4c3618132a.exe

This link for SP4 is dead:
https://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D2A8-40D0-A0C5-241BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE

This link is also dead:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/%20http:/microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/servicepacks/sp4/default.asp

I'm really hesitant to download it from a place like acrhive.org or some of the other sites that I've found potential downloads from. Not looking to start off with an infected box.

Anyone have any advice where I might find a legit download of W2K SP4 from a Microsoft server? Or maybe a place where I can buy a copy on CD or Floppy?

Appeciate any ideas that anyone might have.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2022-02-27T19:06:38.18+00:00

    Try ordering here.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/how-to-replace-microsoft-software-or-hardware-and-order-service-packs-924dea3c-1304-6145-2753-1201ca352893

    --please don't forget to upvote and Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--

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  2. RTSS01 41 Reputation points
    2022-02-28T12:13:33.39+00:00

    I don't use Google because I don't like being spied on.
    I did a lot of searching, hours of it in fact.
    I guess you're just better than me.....
    Thanks, I guess.

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