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    Look under the Software Assurance category. For some insane reason it's not listed in the Windows category. I made the same mistake at first.

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    Microsoft have also released an update to the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) which adds support for Windows 7 & 2008 R2 SP1. This is just a supplement, so you need to have the previous AIK installed beforehand (KB3AIK_EN.iso).

    Download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en
    ReadMe: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...50(WS.10).aspx

    Direct Link (1.25GB):
    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...ment_en-us.iso
    SHA-1: 3B0627003AC43B93199F521A1472C8747CDAFE41

    To install, burn/mount or extract the files from the ISO and run the command below from an elevated command prompt (where X: is the root of the disc).

    Code:
    xcopy X:\ "C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools" /ERUY

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    Just installed SP1 on a freshly installed 2008R2 server with no prior updates.......took 2 hours to complete!

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    Installed successfully on my 2 home PCs, Terminal Server and DC....

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    Installed OK on Windows 7.. took 90+ minutes on a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo with 4GB of RAM. Only downside so far is it lost the registry setting for the custom logon wallpaper.

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    Odd.. still got my custom logon screen background on my home PC..

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    Run this command from a command prompt to free up about 2.5GB of space, once your happy you won't want to be rolling back: dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

    Only really needed for people running windows 7 on 40/80GB SSDs but handy nonetheless

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    Something else to watch out for...

    http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thr...how-to-fix-it)

    The Windows 7 SP1 USB Driver Bug (what it is and how to fix it)
    This was a bug that was first noticed by a member of this forum, burfadel, in another thread. At first, I thought that this was just a minor bug in the SP installer, nothing to get too excited about. But then this bug bit me hard...

    Who is affected by this bug?
    Anyone who updates Windows 7 to SP1 using the executable installer (i.e., windows6.1-KB976932-???.exe).

    Who is NOT affected by this bug?
    Anyone who installed a new copy of Windows 7 SP1 using an official integrated ISO (and it looks like homemade slipstreamed integrated ISOs are okay, too).

    What does this bug do?
    Of the several USB-related driver files updated by SP1, three files, usbport.sys, usbehci.sys, and winusb.sys were only partially updated; i.e., the SP1 installer only updated the "repository" copies of these files i.e., the copies found in WinSxS and DriverStore. The "active" copies, found in System32\Drivers, are not updated (this is a bug with the installer). People who did a new installation using an integrated ISO are not affected (both the "repository" and "active" copies are 7601) (so this only affects a 7600->7601 update), and other USB-related driver files seem to be unaffected (e.g., the SP1 installer updates both the "repository" and "active" copies of usbhub.sys).

    What is the impact of this bug?
    For most people, this bug just means that they keep using the old 7600.16385 version of usbport.sys, usbehci.sys, and winusb.sys instead of the newer 7601.17514 version. So, for most people, it's not a very big deal.

    However, there is a scenario where this would result in your USB2 (EHCI) controller becoming unsigned, which may result in all your USB2 devices being downgraded to USB 1.1. This particular scenario happens when (1) you have KB976972 installed (this hotfix was distributed via Windows Update to anyone with a NVIDIA USB controller, such as people with nForce boards or first-generation ION) and (2) you ran the DISM cleanup command ("DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /spsuperseded") after installing SP1. The cleanup operation removes all the hotfixes that had been superseded by SP1, so it deletes the KB976972 security catalog and all the "repository" copies of the KB976972 usbehci.sys. But the "active" copy of usbehci.sys is still the KB976972 version (the cleanup operation only deletes obsolete security catalogs and obsolete copies in the repository--it never touches the "active" copies of files because the SP1 updater should have replaced those already), so you are still using the KB976972 usbehci.sys (thanks to the installer bug) but the corresponding security catalog is gone (due to the cleanup), so Windows no longer has a signature for the file. The device manager does not immediately notice the problem (in my case, it flagged the controller as unsigned only after I plugged in a new USB device and rebooted), but once it sees the problem, it disables the EHCI (USB2) controller, thus forcing all the USB2 devices to use the legacy OHCI or UHCI (USB1.1) controller.

    This scenario can play out in other ways too, of course. If you installed "private" hotfixes (those not released to WU), then you might have a hotfixed version of usbport.sys, in which case, installing SP1 and then doing a cleanup will result in ALL of your USB controllers becoming unsigned, which will basically disable USB on your system. To the best of my knowledge, I think usbehci.sys was the only driver affected by the SP1 installer bug that had a hotfixed version on WU (and that hotfix was not offered to everyone; my systems with Intel controllers never got that hotfix).

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    Installed on 4 Servers, 1 Desktop and 1 Laptop so far, all installed fine but takes a while.

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    I wish I had Technet, stupid faulty MVLS SA portal.

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    upgraded all my virtual 2008r2 servers and a win7 testbed vm today.. took about an hour on each of them..

    Ive not had the stones to upgrage the host yet but will wait a week and do that..

    How does everyone plan to roll this out to laptops?

    Will WSUS handle it OK over wireless (90% of our machines are laptops)

    Or should I just wait till we reimage them (only just reimaged them over the summer (december) so will probably be another 6 mothhs+ till they get a reimage)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    upgraded all my virtual 2008r2 servers and a win7 testbed vm today.. took about an hour on each of them..

    Ive not had the stones to upgrage the host yet but will wait a week and do that..

    How does everyone plan to roll this out to laptops?

    Will WSUS handle it OK over wireless (90% of our machines are laptops)

    Or should I just wait till we reimage them (only just reimaged them over the summer (december) so will probably be another 6 mothhs+ till they get a reimage)
    wsus should handle it id suggest users wont they will just see its taking ages to shutdown etc and turn em off leaving you with probably a borked install

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    I want it now! - I can see it in Technet and the OEM website (neither of which I can get to) and I can't find the official download - anyone know what time it will be released?
    Last edited by Mr.Ben; 22nd February 2011 at 12:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Ben View Post
    I want it now! - I can see it but can't find the official download - anyone know what time it will be released?
    Its under MVLS now, downloaded it yesterday. It's great, only 6 updates to install afterwards.

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    I can see the Full editions with SP1 in MVLS, but am I missing the stand alone update?

    EDIT: Ignore me - I've found it now!
    Last edited by Mr.Ben; 22nd February 2011 at 12:42 PM.

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