How to Obtain the Windows Installer Package (Update.msi) for Windows 2000 Service Packs

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SUMMARY

This article discusses how to obtain the Windows Installer package file (Update.msi) for Windows 2000 service packs.
  • Using Windows Installer Service, the Windows Installer Package (Update.msi) allows you to streamline the deployment and maintenance of service packs from a network.
  • The Windows Installer package file (Update.msi) contains all of the information that is required to install or uninstall the service pack by using the IntelliMirror management technologies in Windows 2000.
  • Microsoft recommends the Update.msi package for system administrators and other advanced users.
  • This installation method assumes that you have a basic understanding of the Windows Installer service, and a working knowledge of Group Policy and Active Directory.

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Service Pack 3

The Windows Installer package file (Update.exe) for Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) is available in the self-extracting .EXE that contains the rest of the service pack. Perform the following steps to extract Update.exe:
  1. Obtain Windows 2000 SP3.
  2. Type the following at a Command Prompt to extract the contents of SP3:
    <fullpath>\w2kSP3 -x
    					

Service Pack 2

The Windows Installer package file (Update.exe) for Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is available in the self-extracting .EXE that contains the rest of the service pack. Perform the following steps to extract Update.exe:
  1. Obtain Windows 2000 SP2.
  2. Type the following at a Command Prompt to extract the contents of SP2:
    <fullpath>\w2kSP2 -x
    					
For more information about deploying Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2), please see the Windows 2000 Service Pack Installation and Deployment Guide at the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms01-033.mspx
NOTE: This method to obtain the Update.exe file will be similar for future service pack versions.

Service Pack 1

The Windows Installer package file (Update.exe) for Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is available in the self-extracting .EXE that contains the rest of the service pack. Perform the following steps to extract Update.exe:
  1. Obtain Windows 2000 SP1.
  2. Type the following at a Command Prompt to extract the contents of SP1:
    <fullpath>\sp1express -x
    					
    or
    <fullpath>\sp1network -x
    					
For additional information about deploying Windows 2000 SP1 by using groups policies, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260301 How to Deploy SP1 for Windows 2000 Using Group Policy Objects

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Article ID: 269732 - Last Review: May 7, 2007 - Revision: 5.11
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
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