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    Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

    It's so close i can almost touch it.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/w...7c953a761.aspx

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    Re: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

    nice document showing the release notes.

    Shame they don't include IE7 as standard

    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...20Pack%203.pdf

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    Re: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

    looks like there is a few updates there to bring xp in line ready for server 2008.

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    Re: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

    Is there a release date yet?

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    Re: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

    @ Geoff

    I've hunted around for the release date but looks like microsoft are keeping that to them selfs. I think its going to be jan 2008. Some people seem to think it was leaked last year.

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    Re: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Is there a release date yet?
    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Gates boys
    For TechNet subscribers, Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate 1 is now available for download. Windows XP SP3 will be a rollup that includes all previously released updates for Windows XP, including security updates, out-of-band releases, and hotfixes. It contains a small number of new updates, but should not significantly change the Windows XP experience.

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    Re: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

    They say Q1 which gives them scope to push it back if they feel they need to antagonise XP users a bit more. As it's mainly a collection of tested patches it really should be a matter of weeks after RC especially as it doesn't include IE7 quite a few places still haven't deployed IE7 so MS would make a few people V unhappy if they forced it on them.

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    Re: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

    I take it with NAP there will be some ADMs to DL and install for 2003 server....
    Just checking and I can't locate any in my Technet....
    Why do MS make things so god darn hard to locate..........

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    Re: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

    I'd imagine the SP updates the existing ADM templates on the XP machine (They live in C:\Windows\Inf).

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    Re: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

    Does this mean i wont have 88 updates after installing windows XP with service pack 2 incuded?

    Thanks

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    Re: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

    If you make a new disc with SP3 slipstreamed in, you will have hardly any updates to install.

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    Re: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

    Yep i can't wait we use RIS to deploy XP SP2 we slipstreamed a few updates in like Windows Installer 3 and BITS 2.0 but i can't be bothered with all 88 but it's taking longer and longer to pull all the updates from WSUS after install. I'll be updating the images to SP3 asap well after testing of course :-)

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    Re: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

    If you make a new disc with SP3 slipstreamed in...
    Indeed, thats why its at the top of my 'to do' list !!

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    Re: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster
    Yep i can't wait we use RIS to deploy XP SP2 we slipstreamed a few updates in like Windows Installer 3 and BITS 2.0 but i can't be bothered with all 88 but it's taking longer and longer to pull all the updates from WSUS after install. I'll be updating the images to SP3 asap well after testing of course :-)
    You need to use something to slipstream the updates. I havent done ours for ages but I only need 40 odd after RIS.

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    Re: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

    "we slipstreamed a few updates in like Windows Installer 3 and BITS 2.0 "

    We used the standard MS switches on the RIS server and it updates the image, i just can't be bothered to write a qchain file to do them all with SP3 near.

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