Its on softpedia too
Its on softpedia too
I thought i'd seen that Netman but when i had a quick scan back i couldn't see where you confirmed it. Cheers.
Once tested it will be handy to have on a memory stick when i go to peoples houses to repair PC's, also less for the WSUS to do when i've rolled out a flat SP2 image from WDS.
Also it's only a collection of fixes no big changes so most fully patched SP2 boxes will almost be at SP3 level. Problems with this SP should be minimal and i really haven't had any issues in testing.
@Grommit - Because XP SP3 is essentially SP2 + all hotfixes, so there's minimal new functionality. When deploying new workstations it should be a lot easier and faster.
I'm not saying it'll be perfect, and I'm sure SP3 will have some problems (which is why i will test it first).
My personal admin PC is running SP3 as of this morning to evaluate, I'll proably re-create the RIS images with it over the summer hols
Installed sp3 and got a bsod with something like cannot find entry point error
Sorry to hear that jcs808. Could you tell us what error code you get?
Sorry, that's all I could read as it flashes up briefly before rebooting the pc.
If you can get into Windows, go to Control Panel > System > Advanced tab > under Startup and Recovery, click Settings. Under System Failure untick Automatically Restart.
If Windows BSODs again, you'll be able to read exactly what it says. Hope this helps :)
Can't boot into safe mode either???
You sure you've got the latest rtm build? It sounds like this...
Shashank Bansal explained in TechNet forums that the issue happens when users install SP3 with build version v.3311 or v.3244 or earlier. A security update KB948590 (MS08-021) which contains updated and newer GDI32.dll stops installation of SP3 version of GDI32.dll on the system due to file version differences. Hence the system encounters conflict and stop halt. If users doesn’t disable the setting to reboot the computer on error, the Windows will force to restart.
The solution is to restore the GDI32.dll from the service pack into Windows system folder with the following steps:
1. Boot from a Windows CD or BartPE.
2. At Welcome to Setup screen, press “R” to start repair option and open up a Recovery Console’s command prompt window.
3. Select the Windows installation to use, normally is C:\Windows and just one option. If so, press “1″ and hit Enter.
4. If prompted for administrator password, enter the password (normally blank) and hit Enter.
5. Make a backup of existing GDI32.dll in system folder with following command:
REN C:\Windows\System32\GDI32.dll C:\Windows\System32\GDI32.dll.orig
Replace “C” of the drive letter of your Windows installation drive if necessary.
6. Then copy backup GDI32.dll from c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386\gdi32.dll to the system folder with the following commands:
copy C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\GDI32.dll C:\Windows\System32\GDI32.dll
Replace “C” with your own system drive letter if applicable.
7. Restart computer.
If you don’t have the original Windows XP CD, or been asked for administrator password which you don’t have or doesn’t set and hence unable to run restore options, try to boot from any other bootable floppy diskette, or bootable CD/DVD. If you’re on dual-boot system, it’s possible to boot from another OS to access the Windows XP installation, but make sure you use the proper path.
To avoid the reboot loop issue cause by GDI32.dll, and ensure that the system doesn’t expose to exploit vulnerability, install Windows XP SP3 RC2 Refresh v.5508, which has latest and updated GDI32.dll version 6.0.2900.3316 installed by KB948590.
jcs808 was that on a fresh install or one that you've been running for a while?
Netman: I got the problem as well. I just used a windows PE disk to fix the problem. The build geoff posted is 3264