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System File Checker does not accept a network location that contains the installer CD when you use the scannow switch in Windows XP SP2 or in Windows Server 2003
Article ID: 885522 - View products that this article applies to.
Important This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you run System File Checker (Sfc.exe) with the scannow switch in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), you are prompted for a Windows XP (SP2) CD, but Sfc.exe will not accept a network location that contains the Windows XP SP2 CD.
Note This problem also applies to Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.
This problem occurs when the service pack is deployed from an internal network server, and the ServicePackSourcePath registry subkey has been modified to point to the network location that contains the extracted files for Windows XP SP2. The ServicePackSourcePath registry subkey is located in
Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To resolve this problem, modify the registry to point to the %windir%\ServicePackFiles folder. To do this, follow these steps:
When the service pack is installed
When the service pack is not installed
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information about the Windows File Protection feature, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
222193For additional information about the WFP feature, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa382551.aspx
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222193/ )Description of the Windows File Protection feature
For additional information about Windows Installer and WFP, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa372820.aspx
Article ID: 885522 - Last Review: February 7, 2007 - Revision: 1.5