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Hmmkay: Odd. Everything up through w2ksp51.7z.001 downloaded perfectly from mediafire, but .002 and .003 produced consistently mismatched checksums and generated numerous "file broken" errors upon attempted decompression. They were fine, however, coming from e-snips.

The list of hotfixes destined for said folder at the front of this topic differs somewhat (by maybe 5 additional items) from the A and B archives currently downloaded: Do I assume correctly that the archives' contents supersede the list, and that what they lack is intentional?

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Yes, the archives are right, I'm still waiting for the Silent .Net maker to support the latest updates, still here are the changes for this month so far:









Hotfix\914-IE6.0sp1-KB974455-Windows2000-x86-ENU.exe 4,216,728

Hotfix\916-Windows2000-KB973525-x86-ENU.exe 495,344

Hotfix\918-WindowsMedia64-KB974112-x86-ENU.exe 598,920

Hotfix\920-IE6.0sp1-KB958869-Windows2000-x86-ENU.exe 1,551,240

Hotfix\922-Windows2000-KB975254-x86-ENU.exe 537,840

Hotfix\924-Windows2000-KB969059-x86-ENU.exe 1,049,336

Hotfix\926-Windows2000-KB971486-x86-ENU.exe 1,604,344

Hotfix\928-Windows2000-KB974571-x86-ENU.exe 513,264

RunOnce\Windows2000-WindowsMedia-KB954155-x86-ENU.exe 768,392

Part 4: .Net framework AddOns The .Net AddOns are not yet available, you'll have to use these files:

The AddOns linked to in the downloads section was created using Tomcat76/Strel's script, they are used rather than the original Microsoft installers as they save 70.5MB on your install media (28.3 for 2.0, 42.2 for 1.1). If you prefer to use the original files then save the following 8 to \RunOnce:

NetFx20SP2_x86.exe 25,001,480

NDP20SP2-KB958481-x86.exe 8,981,856

NDP20SP2-KB974417-x86.exe 11,459,928

NDP20SP2-KB971111-x86.exe 1,679,720

dotNetFx.exe 24,265,736

NDP1.1sp1-KB867460-x86.exe 10,703,680

NDP1.1sp1-KB953297-x86.exe 14,120,896

NDP1.1sp1-KB971108-x86.exe 7,002,048

There is also the option of using OnePiece's .Net 1.1sp1 True AddOn, integrate it along with the hotfixes at step 3.

Attached is the current archive (contains some additional entries in the batch files for those items I silently install).


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The dot NET installers have been uploaded, 1.1sp1 as an AddOn and 2.0sp2 as a silent installer (it must be installed after Visual C++ 2005 sp1).

Download from MediaFire or eSnips the .NET installers (see notes part 4 for other options).

998-2KDNF11SP1.7z, save to \Hotfix

MD5: B4820DCFDCBB18026117CBEF0D1F492B

SHA-1: 40E4C8DB375E4EB32A73324DF8D8C39FC78CF6A6

2KDNF20SP2.exe, save to \RunOnce

MD5: 6B6AD8991BC5B0C4E0F957B489B3E3D3

SHA-1: 7A1FC0D00DBD1DF406555CAD3A65C108AD375765

As there is only a week to go until the next patch Tuesday, there will be no official update for October, however the current testing config file is attached.

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Kurt: I've been preparing a new install CD and been tweaking it a bit to suit my needs. I want to install the High Encryption Pack but I'm not sure where best to put it. If I give it the /q switch it asks for a reboot; if I use /q:a it doesn't, but I haven't been able to ascertain for certain whether it is in fact installed with that switch (there's no add/remove programs entry, or at least if there is I don't see it).

I currently have it at the end of Run2_W2Ksp5.bat but I'd be grateful if you'd take a look to see if there's somewhere better for it to go.


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According to the documentation, the /q:a switch should work.

If it did work then rsaenhs.dll should exist in your \system32 folder.

As it doesn't interfere with anything else, it can go pretty much anywhere.

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Hrm, well i couldn't see it on my VPC install. I stuck it in my real install since everything else was working fine, but there I'm getting a **** mup.sys boot error... and I don't have the willpower to fix that right now.

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December updates


Hotfix\036-Windows2000-KB911280-v2-x86-ENU.exe (users of older 5.1.2195.21 version of SP5 only)









Hotfix\932-IE6.0sp1-KB976325-Windows2000-x86-ENU.exe 4,238,728

Hotfix\934-Windows2000-KB951748-V2-x86-ENU.exe 856,816

Hotfix\936-Windows2000-KB974318-x86-ENU.exe 558,320

Hotfix\938-Windows2000-KB974392-x86-ENU.exe 930,544

Hotfix\940-Windows2000-KB955759-x86-ENU.exe 689,912

Hotfix\942-msxml4-KB973685-enu.exe 2,046,296 Optional, Microsoft XML Core Services 4 sp3

Hotfix\944-msxml6-KB973686-enu-x86.exe 956,248 Optional, Microsoft XML Core Services 6 sp2

RunOnce\Windows2000-DirectX9-KB976138-x86-ENU.exe 1,008,520

RunOnce\Windows2000-KB973904-x86-ENU.exe 880,888


RunOnce\install_flash_player_ax.exe 1,956,528 Optional, Adobe Flash ActiveX control for I.E. updated 8 Dec

RunOnce\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe 6,776,168 Updated (in this guide) 8 Dec

Targaff, are you sure that the High Encryption pack is still applicable? It predates SP1 and over the years restrictions on encryption technology have been relaxed, for instance IE6 uses 128-bit encryption.

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I don't know, tbh - I would've assumed that the reasons for the pack's creation in the first place (export restrictions, namely) would still be applicable on later versions, but maybe they were able to come to some agreement? Either way, I don't see any harm in installing it. Though I'm inclined to create my own addon for it at this point instead.

Thanks for the updates, as per.

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February updates









Hotfix\948-Windows2000-KB978037-x86-ENU.exe .. . . . . . . . . 506,104 MS10-011 - Client/Server Run-time Subsystem (CSRSS)

Hotfix\950-Windows2000-KB978251-x86-ENU.exe . . . . . . . . 1,240,312 MS10-006 - SMB Client

Hotfix\952-Windows2000-KB978262-x86-ENU.exe .. . . . . . . . . 495,864 MS10-008 - ActiveX Kill Bits - Cumulative

Hotfix\954-Windows2000-KB977914-x86-ENU.exe .. . . . . . . . . 587,512 MS10-013 - DirectShow AVI Filter

Hotfix\956-Windows2000-KB978706-x86-ENU.exe .. . . . . . . . . 610,040 MS10-005 - Microsoft Paint

Hotfix\958-Windows2000-KB971468-x86-ENU.exe .. . . . . . . . . 621,304 MS10-012 - SMB Server

Hotfix\960-Windows2000-KB977165-x86-ENU.exe . . . . . . . . 1,604,344 MS10-015 - Kernel

Hotfix\962-IE6.0sp1-KB978207-Windows2000-x86-ENU.exe 4,255,128 MS10-002 - Cumulative Security Update

RunOnce\install_flash_player_ax.exe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,955,472 Optional, Adobe Flash ActiveX control for I.E. updated 12 Feb

RunOnce\Windows2000-DirectX9-KB975560-x86-ENU.exe .. . . . . . 1,015,016 MS10-013 - DirectShow Quartz

A new version of the DirectX redistributable was released:

EXTRACT the latest (Feb 10) DirectX redistributable to \DirectX_9c (you can get back 42MB by deleting the x64.cab files).

MD5: 4CF007A355CB5F34A3C5C400113B33C3

SHA-1: A97C820915DC20929E84B49646EC275760012A42

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Yes RyanVM's tracker is down, apparently he is trying to diagnose server problems with the forums at the moment.

unfortunately the RyanVM tracker site still has NOT worked on all the XP/Vista machines that I've tested today [produces error 404 message in IE/Opera/Seamonkey/Chrome/Safari browsers etc.]. barely 4 months since the problem and not a resolution in sight. very disappointing indeed. :(

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It's indeed an unfortunate loss of a valuable resource, still you can get SP5 from MediaFire, eSnips or this guide's torrent.


According to Microsoft's preliminary investigation, the problems regarding KB977165 are due to a pre-existing rootkit on the affected systems.

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It's indeed an unfortunate loss of a valuable resource, still you can get SP5 from MediaFire, eSnips or this guide's torrent.


According to Microsoft's preliminary investigation, the problems regarding KB977165 are due to a pre-existing rootkit on the affected systems.

attempting to download Win2k SP5.1 at either eSnips or MediaFire today.

btw, pre-existing rootkit infects the atapi.sys file; if KB977165 is installed and you have an infected atapi.sys file, your system may end up in endless rebooting loop or you will experience BSOD crashes on every startup. so far KB977165 has not crippled my Win2k/XP computers as I have a "clean" atapi.sys file.

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