If you are a system administrator, you can use the Windows 2000 Resource Kit Deployment Tools to help install Windows 2000 on multiple computers. This article describes the Windows 2000 Resource Kit Deployment Tools that are updated in Windows 2000 SP4.
Windows 2000 SP4 includes updates to the following Deployment Tools:
The Windows 2000 Resource Kit Deployment Tools are not automatically installed when you install Windows 2000 SP4. The updated Deployment Tools are available in the Support\Tools\Deploy.cab file on the Windows 2000 SP4 CD-ROM. To download this file, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Important
Do not run these tools on Windows 2000 Datacenter Server without first consulting your Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
The Windows 2000 Resource Kit Deployment Tools Help file (Deploy.chm) provides a description of each file and its associated syntax, sample output, and notes. Deploy.chm is located in the Deploy.cab file. See Deploy.chm to obtain specific usage information for these tools. For additional help, type ToolName/help
at the command prompt (where ToolName
is the name of the tool for which you want help). To update these tools, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information about how to obtain the latest Windows 2000 service pack, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone
tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File -------------------------------------------------- 17-Jun-2002 18:12 5.0.2195.5429 65,296 Sysprep.exe 17-Jun-2002 18:12 5.0.2195.5201 27,920 Setupcl.exe
For additional information about updates to these tools, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Sysprep.exe Installation with Server Appliance Kit Does Not Work
Duplicate Computer Names Are Created When Sysprep.exe Generates Random Computer Names
OemPnpDriversPath Appears Multiple Times in DevicePath
Sysprep Does Not Change ACLs on Registry Keys
Not Prompted to Obtain a Digital Rights Management License for Installations Created by Using Sysprep
For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with One Reboot