The Hotfix Scan Tool is available to scan for regressed hotfixes that are caused by the Windows Server 2003 SP2 installation

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INTRODUCTION

This article describes the Hotfix Scan Tool (HotfixScanTool.vbs). You can use this tool to scan for hotfixes that may regress when you install Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2). You can also use this tool to determine regressed hotfixes after you install Windows Server 2003 SP2.

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How to obtain the tool

To obtain the Hotfix Scan Tool, visit the following internal Microsoft Web sites.

Hotfix Scan Tool for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Deployment

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=EFF8438F-8CC9-43EB-85C7-14DFCC099EE8&displaylang=en

Hotfix Scan Tool for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Deployment (x64)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9892a6b9-2ad6-4d7e-a4cf-fcca0c8f5df6&displaylang=en

Hotfix Scan Tool for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Deployment (Itanium)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=132ec458-7157-475e-8ec7-5bb16472a4db&displaylang=en

Tool details

The Hotfix Scan Tool is a Visual Basic script file. After you install the tool, the HotfixScanTool.vbs file is located in the %windir%\System32 folder.

The Hotfix Scan Tool behaves differently depending on whether you run this tool in the original release version of Windows Server 2003, in Windows Server 2003 with SP1, or in Windows Server 2003 with SP2. If you run this tool before you install Windows Server 2003 SP2, the tool displays the list of hotfixes that may regress when you install Windows Server 2003 SP2. Then, the tool blocks the installation of Windows Server 2003 SP2. If you run this tool after you install Windows Server 2003 SP2, the tool displays only a list of regressed hotfixes.

The Hotfix Scan Tool writes its output to a text file in the folder where the tool is running. The name of the text file is ComputerName_log.txt.

Command-line switches

To run the Hotfix Scan Tool, run the following command at a command prompt:
cscript %windir%\system32\HotfixScanTool.vbs switches
The following table lists the command-line switches.
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Command-line switchDescription
When no switch is used, the tool detects whether regressed hotfixes are present. The tool also blocks the installation of Windows Server 2003 SP2 if the service pack has not yet been installed.
/dUnblock the installation of Windows Server 2003 SP2.
/vLog more detailed information in the output text file.
/qRun in quiet mode. In quiet mode, the tool logs information only. No output is displayed.
/helpDisplay the syntax of this tool.
/?Same as /help.
/hSame as /help.

REFERENCES

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
932132 Certain Windows Server 2003 hotfixes have been repackaged to be compatible with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

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Article ID: 931940 - Last Review: October 11, 2007 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
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