I need to integrate qChain.EXE into svcpack.IN_.
; QChain.exe gives system administrators the ability to safely chain hotfixes together. ; Hotfix chaining involves installing multiple hotfixes without rebooting between each installation. ; Without this tool, the only supported method is to reboot after each hotfix installation. ; ; The QChain.exe tool has the following benefits: ; It increases uptime for servers because computers are not being rebooted between each hotfix installation. ; It allows faster installations of multiple hotfixes on a single computer. ; It is a solution that works on both Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0. ; ; Chaining Hotfix Installations Without QChain.exe Is Not Safe
There are 3 hotfixes in the 'bin\wnt5_x86-32' folder;
KB883667.7z, KB888111.7z, KB921401.7z
If I expand svcPack.IN_ I see
[Version] Signature="$Windows NT$" [SetupData] CatalogSubDir="i386\hotfixes" [ProductCatalogsToInstall] [SetupHotfixesToRun]
I was suprised to see they weren't mentioned here. Also the folder i386\hotfixes doesn't exist.
I did locate newdev_SP1.dll which is inside KB883667.7z inside the I386 folder, but couldn't find it's accompanying KB883667.CAT file.
But then how were they integrated ? Were they slipstreamed ? Can a hotfix be slipstreamed ?
And won't that be a problem as my memory is hazy, but if I remember well Microsoft said qChain.EXE had to be applied before any other hotfixes.
Last edited by ikbeneenlul (2013-05-18 12:53:46)