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Anonymous
July 4, 2004 2:06:54 AM

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Hi,

I built two servers using the same bootable CD with integrated SP4 and
some custom drivers.

If I want to "add a component" such as SNMP, I get prompted for the "SP4
CD" (which is fine), but I was thinking what am I going to do with SP5
comes out? Even if I apply SP5 to the servers it will still prompt for
the "SP4 CD" when it wants something.

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Gerry Hickman (London UK)

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Anonymous
July 4, 2004 2:06:55 AM

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After you apply SP5 Windows 2000 should get those files from misc cab's and
from %windir%\servicepackfiles directory.


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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"Gerry Hickman" wrote:
| Hi,
|
| I built two servers using the same bootable CD with integrated SP4 and
| some custom drivers.
|
| If I want to "add a component" such as SNMP, I get prompted for the "SP4
| CD" (which is fine), but I was thinking what am I going to do with SP5
| comes out? Even if I apply SP5 to the servers it will still prompt for
| the "SP4 CD" when it wants something.
|
| --
| Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
July 4, 2004 5:38:45 PM

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Hi Gerry

Dave's right, I believe.

In any case, I'm in the same boat, so when the time comes we'll find out.

Oli


"Gerry Hickman" <gerry666uk@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:o $D5AGUYEHA.3156@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> I built two servers using the same bootable CD with integrated SP4 and
> some custom drivers.
>
> If I want to "add a component" such as SNMP, I get prompted for the "SP4
> CD" (which is fine), but I was thinking what am I going to do with SP5
> comes out? Even if I apply SP5 to the servers it will still prompt for the
> "SP4 CD" when it wants something.
>
> --
> Gerry Hickman (London UK)
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Anonymous
July 6, 2004 2:08:05 AM

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Dave Patrick wrote:

> After you apply SP5 Windows 2000 should get those files from misc cab's and
> from %windir%\servicepackfiles directory.

Thanks Dave, Oli,

I thought this is how it worked too, but when I went to add SNMP
yesterday, it wanted the "Service Pack 4 CD". I remember something about
a source path in the registry and wonder if this affects the behaviour
in any way depending on whether the original install was from a CD-ROM
or a network?

--
Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
July 6, 2004 2:08:06 AM

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I was getting the impression that you installed the OS initially with an
integrated install CD-Rom. If this is the case then I believe it is expected
behavior.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"Gerry Hickman" wrote:
| Thanks Dave, Oli,
|
| I thought this is how it worked too, but when I went to add SNMP
| yesterday, it wanted the "Service Pack 4 CD". I remember something about
| a source path in the registry and wonder if this affects the behaviour
| in any way depending on whether the original install was from a CD-ROM
| or a network?
|
| --
| Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
July 7, 2004 3:55:05 AM

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Dave Patrick wrote:
> I was getting the impression that you installed the OS initially with an
> integrated install CD-Rom. If this is the case then I believe it is expected
> behavior.

Yes, I decided to build the servers using a bootable integrated CD
instead of the network.

--
Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
July 7, 2004 3:55:06 AM

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Look for the Reg_Sz strings;
"SourcePath"
and
"ServicePackSourcePath"

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

(note that these paths are one level above the \i386 folder)

After you apply SP5 a %systemroot%\servicepackfiles dir should be created
and the Reg_Sz string "ServicePackSourcePath" should then point to the
actual resolved path %systemroot%\servicepackfiles

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"Gerry Hickman" wrote:
| Yes, I decided to build the servers using a bootable integrated CD
| instead of the network.
|
| --
| Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
July 8, 2004 12:55:29 AM

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Thanks Dave,

It sounds llke we have some good options here, and this has basically
answered my original question.

Dave Patrick wrote:

> Look for the Reg_Sz strings;
> "SourcePath"
> and
> "ServicePackSourcePath"
>
> HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup
>
> (note that these paths are one level above the \i386 folder)
>
> After you apply SP5 a %systemroot%\servicepackfiles dir should be created
> and the Reg_Sz string "ServicePackSourcePath" should then point to the
> actual resolved path %systemroot%\servicepackfiles
>


--
Gerry Hickman (London UK)
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