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Windows Thread, Post XP SP3 Update Pack in Technical; I still haven't been required to install .NET Framework 3.5 for any reason yet so i'd be tempted to leave ...
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    I still haven't been required to install .NET Framework 3.5 for any reason yet so i'd be tempted to leave it out for now then add 3.5 SP1 when it becomes available or if you come across an app that requires it that would keep the size down. But then again if you're stripping out 2.0 and 3.0 it might be worth waiting for, or you could do one package with 3.5 and one without decisions decisions
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    Thanks and a very good idea. I wont be using the .Net Framework side yet as its included in my Custom XP CD.

    I also have a share on the network to AutoPatchers new updater. I have to update at home though as it doesnt support proxy's yet and bring it in on HDD. It contains all Office 2003 SP's and updates and Vista / Windows Server 2003 and now also supports Post SP3.

    It's an unsupported release at the moment and i'm only testing it. No problems so far. Initially it downloads them all from MS. :P

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    What have people's experiencing been with my post XP SP3 pack? I used it again today on a new system and it worked just fine. Has anyone had any problems or any additions/ideas (excluding .NET Framework 3.5) that I could make/add?

    The main advantage of the post XP SP3 pack is that it's a true offline package which can save a lot of time and effort.

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    I've tried it on a test box a couple of times and it's worked flawlessly.

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    I've tried it on a test box a couple of times and it's worked flawlessly.
    Many thanks

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    Edited the batch file (just paths and added "shutdown -r" to the end) and have run it via a login script from a share on a server, works a treat.

    Thanks

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    I've just run this and it ran sweet as a nut. Cheers!!

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    Glad it worked a treat! Feel free to leave thanks where credit is due

    Edited the batch file (just paths and added "shutdown -r" to the end)
    That's a good idea, especially as you're deploying the updates

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    The Post XP SP3 July edition is now online
    Last edited by Michael; 13th August 2008 at 12:01 PM.

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    What's changed?

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    Just added the July updates released on Tuesday. Still haven't added .NET 3.5, but will do possibly in the next release.

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    Bit cheeky, but any chance of hacking together some kind of incremental update? We're still on very flakey 512k DSL here, grabbed the first pack and using that but it causes problems for everyone else trying to use it if I keep grabbing large files.

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    It's a valid point OutToLunch. Not all of us have the luxury of 10Mbps like we have here in Birmingham schools.

    The next update pack I'll create will probably be in September now. I'm hopeful .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 would of been released by then. After this I could create incremental packs so it only contained October's updates and so on...

    In the meantime an easy way around the problem is to download KB951748, KB951978 and KB890830. Save them all to C:\Hotfixes\July\ (or wherever) and use the following code:

    Code:
    @echo off
    setlocal
    TITLE Windows XP SP3 Post Hotfixes
    set PATHTOFIXES=C:\hotfixes\July\
    TITLE Installing Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool v2.0
    echo.
    echo Installing windows-kb890830-v2.0.exe...
    %PATHTOFIXES%\windows-kb890830-v2.0.exe /quiet 
    echo.
    echo Installing WindowsXP-KB951748-x86-ENU.exe...
    %PATHTOFIXES%\WindowsXP-KB951748-x86-ENU.exe /quiet /norestart
    echo.
    echo Installing WindowsXP-KB951978-x86-ENU.exe...
    %PATHTOFIXES%\WindowsXP-KB951978-x86-ENU.exe /quiet /norestart
    echo.
    PAUSE
    EXIT
    Copy the code into Notepad and save as Install.bat within C:\Hotfixes\July\

    I hope this helps

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    This might be of interest.

    SP1 also cuts the size of the .NET Framework 3.5, which was tailored for Windows Vista, by 85 per cent to make it easier to download and run on Windows XP machines.
    Microsoft promises SP 'milestone' for Visual Studio 2008 | The Register

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    Interesting find, but I think Microsoft are simply trying to make it more manageable to install/deploy; but at the same time they're supplying only the essentials.

    The full .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 beta weighs in at 230MB.

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