Operating system updates

Windows NT requires the following operating system service pack to run Adaptive Server 12.5 components:

If your operating system requires this service pack, install it before installing Adaptive Server.

To determine which service packs have been installed on your system, see “Viewing installed patches” next.

Contact your operating system representative for a complete list of service packs. Do not use a service pack that is earlier than the version suggested for your operating system. Use the service pack recommended by the operating system vendor, even if it supersedes the service pack listed here.

If you plan to use Sybase Failover in a high-availability system, install all vendor-recommended operating system and high-availability patches. For more information, contact your operating system and high-availability vendors.

Viewing installed patches

To determine which service pack operating system level and build number are installed on your system, enter:

  1. Select Start | Programs| Windows NT Explorer.

  2. Select Help | About Windows NT.

  3. Find the Service Pack number on the Version line.

In the following example, xxxx is the build number and n is the service pack number.

Version 4.0 (Build xxxx: Service Pack n)