How to Obtain Windows NT Version 3.5 U.S. Service Pack

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** THIS U.S. SERVICE PACK 3 IS FOR WINDOWS NT VERSION 3.5 ONLY!! **

The Windows NT 3.5 Workstation and Server U.S. Service Pack 3 is acumulative build of all fixes to Windows NT Workstation and Windows NTServer version 3.5.

To find out which bugs are fixed by this update, see the README.TXT filethat accompanies the Service Pack or query on the following word in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):

   S E R V P A C K		


AVAILABLE FORMATS AND FILES FOR WINDOWS NT 3.5 SERVICE PACK 3

Service Pack 3 is available as single self-extracting archive files forIntel (x86), MIPS, and ALPHA-based computers. For x86-based computers, 9self-extracting files are available to create a 3.5-inch floppy diskupgrade set.

New symbol files for debugging Windows NT 3.5 with Service Pack 3 on x86,MIPS, and ALPHA-based computers are also available on the Internet.

The Remote Access Service (RAS) software compression device drivers forWindows NT version 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups version 3.11 clients areincluded in Windows NT 3.5 Service Pack 3.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING

Not all formats are available on all electronic forums. Because of theirsize, the single large archive files for the x86, MIPS, and ALPHA-basedversions of Service Pack 3 are only available on the Internet.

Service Pack 3 is available on the following electronic services:

   Microsoft Download Service (425)936-6735       (x86 3.5 disk set)		


ORDERING WINDOWS NT 3.5 SERVICE PACK 3

If you do not have access to one of the electronic services listed above,you can order Service Pack 3 from the Microsoft Sales Information Center(MSIC) at 1-800-426-9400.



Product Release Services has released the following CD to manufacturing:

Service Pack 3 for NT 3.5, US (CD):

   Disk Set #:         236-075-145   Disk Assy #:        236-075-146   CD Type:            ISO   Arrival at DADC:    8/29/95   Arrival at KAO:     N/A   Arrival at Ireland: 9/2/95   Product ID:         No		


Service Pack 3 for NT 3.5, US (1.44mb):

   Disk Set #:  236-074-675   Disk Assy #: 236-074-676   Disk 1                236-074-677   Disk 2                236-074-678   Disk 3                236-074-679   Disk 4                236-074-680   Disk 5                236-074-681   Disk 6                236-074-701   Disk 7                236-074-702   Disk 8		


FILES AVAILABLE FROM ONLINE SERVICES

ALPHA Version Service Pack 3

Item ID   Filename       Description           File Size-------------------------------------------------------------N/A       SP3_35A.EXE    Windows NT 3.5 SP3    13,692,735N/A       SYM_35A.EXE    Debug Symbol Files     3,337,476S15559    ALPHASYS.EXE   CPU Integrity Tests       47,633S15556    RAS_35A.EXE    RAS S/W Compression       62,469		


MIPS Version Service Pack 3

Item ID   Filename      Description           File Size------------------------------------------------------------N/A       SP3_35M.EXE   Windows NT 3.5 SP3    12,974,433N/A       SYM_35M.EXE   Debug Symbol Files     2,867,169S15557    RAS_35M.EXE   RAS S/W Compression       49,350		


x86 Version Service Pack 3 (Single File)

Item ID   Filename      Description           File Size------------------------------------------------------------N/A       SP3_35I.EXE   Windows NT 3.5 SP3    9,071,767N/A       SYM_35I.EXE   Debug Symbol Files    7,439,145S15558    RAS_35I.EXE   RAS S/W Compression      62,181		


x86 3.5-inch Disk Set for Service Pack 3

Item ID   Filename      Description         File Size-----------------------------------------------------------S15197    35SP3D1.EXE   NT35 SP3  Disk1     1,312,944S15198    35SP3D2.EXE   NT35 SP3  Disk2     1,395,802S15199    35SP3D3.EXE   NT35 SP3  Disk3     1,399,379S15200    35SP3D4.EXE   NT35 SP3  Disk4     1,396,625S15201    35SP3D5.EXE   NT35 SP3  Disk5     1,385,608S15202    35SP3D6.EXE   NT35 SP3  Disk6     1,391,408S15203    35SP3D7.EXE   NT35 SP3  Disk7     1,396,508S15204    35SP3D8.EXE   NT35 SP3  Disk8     1,110,343S15205    NT35SP3.EXE   NT35 SP3  Install     294,347


If you are unable to access these files, contact Microsoft Product SupportServices.

INSTALLING WINDOWS NT 3.5 SERVICE PACK 3

ALPHA, MIPS, or x86 Single Disk Upgrade

Copy the self-extracting file to a directory on your hard drive and typethe name of the self-extracting file with a "-d" switch after it. Forexample, to decompress the file, SP3_35I.EXE, enter the following command:

   SP3_35I.EXE -d		


After the service pack has been decompressed, run the UPDATE.EXE program toinstall the updated files.

x86 3.5-inch Disk Set Upgrade



  1. Copy the following files to a directory on your hard disk drive:
    35SP3D1.EXE
    35SP3D2.EXE
    35SP3D3.EXE
    35SP3D4.EXE
    35SP3D5.EXE
    35SP3D6.EXE
    35SP3D7.EXE
    35SP3D8.EXE
    NT35SP3.EXE
  2. Run the NT35SP3.EXE program.
  3. Run the MK35SP3.BAT batch file to create the update disks.

    NOTE: You need eight formatted 1.44 MB 3.5" disks for this procedure.
  4. Read the README.TXT file and proceed as directed.
If you prefer to upgrade direct from your hard disk but cannot downloadthe 9 MB file, you may download the 3.5-inch files and manuallyextract them (with the -d switch) to your hard disk drive and theninstall Service Pack 3 without using floppy disks.

RAS Software Compression Drivers Included with Service Pack 3

Windows NT 3.5 Service Pack 3 includes RAS software compression drivers forWindows NT version 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups version 3.11 clients.

ASYNCMAC.SYS supports software compression over RAS on Windows NT andWindows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. ASYNCMAC.SYS should be installed inthe %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS directory.

NOTE: Microsoft has not tested this ASYNCMAC.SYS file on computers runningWindows NT 3.1 with Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3, and makes noguarantees as to its performance.

RASMAC.386 supports software compression over RAS on Windows for Workgroups3.11. RASMAC.386 should be installed in the %Windowsroot%\SYSTEM directory.

To install these drivers, back up your current files with the same name orrename them and copy the corresponding new file in its place. Restart yourcomputer.

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