How to use Systems Management Server to distribute Windows XP Service Pack 3 from a shared folder on a network

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INTRODUCTION
This article describes how to use Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2.0, Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003, or Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to distribute Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) from a shared distribution folder on a network.

Important To distribute Windows XP SP3, you must have one of the following versions of SMS installed:
  • SMS 2.0 with Service Pack 5 (SP5)
  • SMS 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • SMS 2003 with Service Pack 3 (SP3)
  • System Center Configuration Manager 2007
  • System Center Configuration Manager 2007 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
If you are installing Windows XP SP3 from the Windows XP SP3 CD or if you are downloading Windows XP SP3 from the Microsoft Web site, the service pack installer file is named WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-xxx.exe.

Note In this file name, xxx represents a specific language code, such as "ENU" for English.

To download Windows XP SP3, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
More information
You can also use the instructions in the "Deploying Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Systems Management Server" white paper to deploy Windows XP SP3 by using Systems Management Server. This white paper describes how to perform the following procedures:
  • Download and expand Windows XP SP3
  • Create the package and the advertisement
  • Use the package and the advertisement to distribute Windows XP SP3
To obtain the "Deploying Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Systems Management Server" white paper, visit the following Microsoft Web site:To download Windows XP SP3 SMS templates, visit the following Microsoft Web site:For more information about SMS 2003, see the "Systems Management Server 2003 Concepts, Planning, and Deployment Guide." To obtain the most recent version of this guide, visit the following Microsoft Web site:For information about how to distribute software by using SMS 2003, see chapter 3, "Software Distribution," in the "Systems Management Server 2003 Concepts, Planning, and Deployment Guide."

For more information about System Center Configuration Manager 2007, visit the following Microsoft Web site:For more information about software distribution in System Center Configuration Manager 2007, visit the following Microsoft Web site:For information about security features in SMS, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Additionally, review Chapter 4 - Creating Your SMS Security Strategy of the Systems Management Server 2.0 Administrator's Guide.

Note The "Microsoft SMS Security Essentials" white paper is only applicable to SMS 2.0 deployments and to SMS 2003 deployments that use the Standard security model.
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