JSI Tip 5423. How do I use SMS 2.0 to install Windows 2000 Service Pack 2?

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SUMMARY

Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is a collection of updates for Windows 2000. This step-by-step article describes how use Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2.0 to install Windows 2000 SP2 from a network distribution share. You can use this installation method to install Windows 2000 SP2 on SMS client computers that are already running Windows 2000.

To complete the procedure that is described in this article, you should have an understanding of SMS and a working knowledge of software distribution. Also, this procedure assumes that either your SMS infrastructure is in place or that you will put an SMS infrastructure in place before you deploy the service pack. For more information about SMS, see the SMS 2.0 Administrator's Guide. For specific information about software distribution, see Chapter 12, "Distributing Software," in the SMS 2.0 Administrator's Guide. A sample package definition file for Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 (W2ksp2.sms) is provided in Support\Tools on the Windows 2000 SP2 compact disc (CD).

NOTE : SMS provides tools to upgrade your current computers; however, SMS does not provide tools to install new computers that do not have an operating system already installed.

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System Requirements

To complete the procedure described in this article, you must be running at least one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Windows 2000 with Server Appliance Kit
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • SMS 2.0 SP2
The recommended disk space requirements depend on how you want to install Windows 2000 SP2. If you install the service pack by using either the Windows 2000 SP2 CD or either of the Microsoft Download Center Web sites that are described in the "How to Obtain Windows 2000 SP2" section of this article, the space requirements are the same. However, if you install the service pack from a network distribution share, the space requirements are different. For more information about space requirements, review the "Space Requirements for the Service Pack" section of the Readme file that is located on the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/servicepacks/sp2/ReadMeSP.htm
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Overview

To use SMS to install Windows 2000 SP2, complete the following tasks:
  1. Obtain the service pack.


  2. Create the SMS package by importing the package definition file for the service pack. In the package, provide the path to the service pack source files.


  3. Distribute the SMS package to the distribution points.


  4. Create the advertisement to notify SMS clients about the service pack.


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How to Obtain Windows 2000 SP2

To obtain Windows 2000 SP2, you can either download it directly from the Microsoft Download Center or you can order the Windows 2000 SP2 CD.

Express Installation (English)

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
\[GRAPHIC: 
Picture of Download Icon
\] SP2express.exe

Network Installation (English)

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
\[GRAPHIC: 
Picture of Download Icon
\] W2KSP2.exe

Ordering the Windows 2000 SP2 CD

To order the Windows 2000 SP2 CD if you are a customer in the United States and Canada, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/servicepacks/sp2/ordercd.asp
If you are an international customer, you can obtain the CD by contacting your local Microsoft subsidiary.

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How to Create the SMS Package

The SMS package contains the files and instructions that direct the software distribution process. If you create the SMS package, you set up the location of the package source files (where SMS obtains the files) and the package definition file (which uses a .pdf extension) for distributing the service pack. A package definition file is a specially formatted file that contains all of the required information to create the SMS package. If you import this file, SMS immediately creates the package. After you use a package definition file to create a package, you can modify it in the same way that you modify any other SMS package.

Each predefined SMS package also contains specific SMS programs, which are command lines that run on each targeted computer to control how the package is run. Each program contains a different combination of options that you create for installing the package. For example, the package definition for the service pack includes programs to install the service pack with or without user input. These SMS programs must be compatible with the installation files for the package.

NOTE : For the procedure described in this article, the distribution folder is located on drive E.

  1. Connect to the network or the computer on which you want to place the source files.


  2. On the network or the computer, create a source files folder for the service pack.

    For example, to create a source files folder named SP2, type mkdir e:\sp2 .


  3. Copy the service pack executable files to the source files folder that you created in step 2:


    1. At the command prompt, type w2ksp2.exe -x , and then press ENTER.


    2. Type the folder path that you want W2ksp2.exe extracted to.

      For example, to copy the service pack executable files from the service pack CD in the drive D to the source files folder named SP2 on drive E, type xcopy d:\ e:\sp2 /e .

      IMPORTANT : If you download the service pack from the Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack Web site, you must extract the compressed program file before you can copy it to the source files folder.


  4. Start the SMS Administrator console, and then click Packages .


  5. On the Action menu, point to New , and then click Package From Definition .


  6. On the Welcome page, click Next .


  7. To import the service pack package definition file, click Browse , locate the folder where the package definition file for the service pack was created (for example, Support\Tools\W2ksp2.sms on the Windows SP2 CD), and then click the package definition file.


  8. On the Source Files page, click Always obtain files from a source directory , and then click Next .


  9. In the Source directory box, type the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path to the package source files, for example, \ server 1 share 1 folder 1 (see step 3).


  10. Click Next , and then click Finish .


  11. In the SMS Administrator console, under the new package, click Programs .


  12. Double-click the service pack program in the right pane.


  13. Click the General tab in the program properties, and then verify that the predefined command line is the correct Setup command that you require.


  14. To confirm or modify the options that control the program, click the Requirements tab, the Environment tab, and the Advanced tab.

    For more information about the options on these tabs, see the SMS 2.0 Administrator's Guide.


  15. Click OK .


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How to Distribute the SMS Package to the Distribution Points

After you create the SMS package for the service pack, you can distribute the package to your distribution points. Distribution points are shares on site systems where SMS copies the package source files so that they can be accessed by the client computers.

  1. Start the SMS Administrator console, click Packages , click the SMS package that you created for the service pack, and then click Distribution Points .


  2. From the Action menu, point to New , and then click Distribution Points .


  3. After the New Distribution Points wizard starts, click Next , and then click the distribution points that you want to use.

    NOTE : The distribution points for all of the sites are listed. You can select all the distribution points at this point. You must specify a distribution point for every site that has clients that require Windows 2000 SP2.


  4. Click Finish to start the distribution.


NOTE : Distribution points must have enough disk space for the SMS package. For more information about how to check the disk space for distribution points from the SMS Administrator console, see the SMS 2.0 Administrator's Guide.

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How to Create the Advertisement

After you distribute the SMS package to the distribution points, create an advertisement that offers the package to the SMS clients:
  1. Create a collection of SMS clients to receive the installation program.

    You can base the collection on a query or on direct membership rules. For more information about creating a collection, see the SMS 2.0 Administrator's Guide.


  2. Right-click the collection that receives the program, and then click All Tasks/Distribute Software .


  3. After the Distribute Software wizard starts, click Next .


  4. Click Distribute an existing package , click the SMS package for the service pack, and then click Next .


  5. Under Distribution points , make sure the distribution points that you want to use are selected, and then click Next .


  6. Click Yes. Advertise a program , click the program that you want to advertise, and then click Next .


  7. Confirm that the collection of clients that you selected in step 2 is listed, and then click Next .

    If this collection is not listed, click Browse to find the collection you want.


  8. Type the advertisement name if appropriate, and then click Next .


  9. Specify any subcollections that will also receive this advertisement, and then click Next .


  10. Confirm or change the time that the advertisement is offered.

    If want to specify when you want the advertisement to expire, enter a date.


  11. To assign the program, click Yes on the Assign Program page.


  12. Click Next , and then click Finish .


By default, SMS clients refresh the list of advertised programs on a configurable polling interval of 60 minutes. After the service pack advertisement is received on a client, it is listed in the Advertised Programs wizard in Control Panel. If you assigned the program (mandatory), the program runs on the schedule that you specified.

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