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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:
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:
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:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=09bb686c-b242-4e2d-a8ca-351abc160530To download Windows XP SP3 SMS templates, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=544F2355-7C0C-45FE-90B6-CBD3C6853357For 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:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179958.aspxFor 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:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb735860.aspxFor more information about software distribution in System Center Configuration Manager 2007, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632640.aspxFor information about security features in SMS, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/smserver/security/default.mspxAdditionally, review Chapter 4 - Creating Your SMS Security Strategy
(http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc723643.aspx)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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