So, we connected to the SBS server via Remote Web Workplace and initiated a Remote Assistance session.
This is the error we received near the beginning of the service pack routine:
Service Pack 3 Setup Error
Service Pack 3 Setup could not backup registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_IMAGING_USE_ART to file C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$\reg00161. 5:Access is denied.
We did not close the error dialogue box.
A look into the uninstall directory for the reg00161 file showed that it did not exist yet. So, the permissions problem was not on the file itself.
After opening RegEdit and navigating to the above registry key, we were given a permissions error message. We were still able to right click on the key, click on Permissions, and add the user account with full control and apply it without complaint from the OS though.
After a while, we were greeted by the above.
XP SP3 Successfully Installed
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