As you may have heard Microsoft released Service Pack 2 for Windows XP recently.
Not only does this include many critical updates and fixes to the Windows
XP operating system, but a new add on called the Internet Connection Firewall
or ICF for short. Microsoft has included this as a way of combating malware
attacks (viruses, worms, spyware) from infecting and damaging desktop systems
that has been so prevalent in the recent years.
But back onto slipstreaming SP2 into the installation of Windows XP. First,
if you haven’t read my original article on slipstreaming SP1 into Windows
XP installation here.
There are some similarities and differences with slip streaming this service
pack compared to SP1 and I will be referencing that article constantly throughout
Getting What We Need
Service Pack 2 from here.
You can rename it if you like, as I have done just simply WindowsXP_SP2.exe
Creating Locations and Extracting the Data
in my first article, I created a WinXP_CD directory and a WinXP_SP2 directory
for the install disk and the service pack.
copy the entire contents of the CD to the WinXP_CD as in Article 1
the service pack as in Article 1.
Slipstreaming the Service Pack
Note: The slipstream will fail if you have replaced any DLL's or added any
Post Service Pack 1a hotfixes as discussed in my article on integrating Critical
Updates. You can find that article Here.
In order to slipstream on top of another service pack, you must have all
hotfixes removed from your installation folder. The best way to do this is
recopy the Windows XP CD to a directory and perform the slipstream.
Windows XP Service Pack 2 is accumulative so it will contain Service Pack
The slipstream command is slightly different then before. Note the same
location for the update.exe file (<SP2_Directory>\i386\Update\Update.exe).
The command line options for the Update.exe are below in the screen capture.
With this service pack you will have to use the /integrate switch
instead of the /S switch previously in SP1. The command to slipstream
Service Pack 2 is as follows:
After which you will see the integration completing as in the screen capture
When slipstream is complete, you'll get the following confirmation.
Ø You will need to follow my instructions in Article 1 step-by-step for
this process. Follow this link here and
go to the Burning the CD section.
should now have a slipstreamed Windows XP CD with Service Pack 2 installed.
Here are some links that you should look over if you are distributing Windows
XP Service Pack 2 in an Enterprise environment:
XP Security Guide
Windows Firewall Settings for Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2
Windows Firewall settings in Windows XP Service Pack 2