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This article describes how to deploy the Windows XP Dynamic Update package.
Windows XP provides you with the ability to download updates from the Internet for use in Windows XP Setup. These updates are for critical issues, updated drivers, and replacement files. This update process occurs after you click Yes, download the updated setup file (Recommended) during Windows XP Setup. In a corporate environment, an administrator may want to download these updates and then incorporate them into a deployment so that each client does not need a connection to the Internet to download these updates.
For additional information about the Windows XP Dynamic Update package and where to download the Windows XP Dynamic Update Package, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
311220Note that there are two different versions of the Windows XP Dynamic Update package. One version is for Windows XP Professional (that is extracted to the IP folder), and one version is for Windows XP Home Edition (that is extracted to the IC folder). You must make separate dynamic update folders for each version. The packages contain some or all of the following files:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311220/EN-US/ )Description of the Dynamic Update Feature in Windows XP Setup
During Setup, the updated Setup files are copied to the %WINDIR%\Setupupd folder. Updated drivers are only installed if no built-in Windows XP driver exists.
You can use the Winnt32.log to troubleshoot the Windows XP Dynamic Update package. The following output is the output of a working set up:
The command line is: <"\\testserver\xppro\i386\WINNT32.EXE" /unattend /dushare:\\ncsetupts\du_update> Main module path: <\\testserver\xppro\i386\WINNT32U.DLL> Loaded upgrade module: <\\testserver\xppro\i386\WINNTUPG\NETUPGRD.DLL> SrcToDest: 1955 bytes/msec HDtoHD: 8994 bytes/msec Upgrade only = No Upgrade allowed = Yes Source SKU = 1 Source SKU = Microsoft Windows XP Professional Current installed SKU = 4 Current installed SKU = Microsoft Windows XP Professional Current Version = 2600 DUInfo: Enter Winnt32DuProcessFiles DUInfo: Source=\\testserver\du_update DUInfo: Analyzing package \\testserver\du_update\updates.cab... DUInfo: Package \\testserver\du_update\upginfs.cab ignored on NT platforms DUWarning: Could not open INF file \\testserver\du_update\guidrvs.inf (rc=2) DUInfo: No drivers found in \\testserver\du_update\dudrvs DUInfo: Leave Winnt32DuProcessFiles (1) DUInfo: Enter Winnt32DuUninitialize DUInfo: Leave Winnt32DuUninitialize DUInfo: DynamicUpdate was completed successfully Throughput src - dest is 1955 bytes per msec Throughput HD - HD is 8994 bytes per msec 352967168 bytes copied, should take 226 Sec NTCOMPAT: Using \\testserver\du_update\winnt32\COMPDATA\NTCOMPAT.INF