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Integrate “Service Packs” with Windows and


Office
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Integrate “Service Packs” into Windows and Office installations

Integrating service packs into the Windows or Office installations make it easier for
administrator to deploy and manage. It saves both time and costs for the enterprise to apply the
service pack updates.

Windows
WARNING: If you are integrating Windows XP Service Pack 3 with Windows XP then you have
to remember that, the integration process should be done on Windows XP or Windows Server
2003. But not on Windows Vista, because after integration of SP, the product serial no problem
may arise. Also avoid integrating on Windows Server 2008. This service pack integration
process will not apply for Windows Vista or later operating systems.

Applies to:
Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
Service Packs: Upto Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2. Excluding
any update rollup package. Because update roll packs are not always deployed in this method as
Service Packs.

Service Pack Integration:


Integrating service packs into Windows Installation Source.

Integrating/slipstreaming Command:
WindowsVVV-KB000000-SP0-XXX-LLL.exe /integrate:Drive:\Path
Where:
VVV: Stands for the version of windows for which this SP is applicable.
KB000000: 0 stands for the actual KB number applies to this release.
SP Service Pack
SP0 0 stands for the actual number i.e. 1, 2, 3 or so on.
XXX Stands for the type of operating system e.g. x86, 64-bit etc.
LLL Stands for the language (for example ENU, FRE)
Drive:\Path Stands for the location where the windows installations files are copied.

Example:
Windows XP SP3: WINDOWSXP-KB936929-SP3-X86-ENU.EXE
Windows Server 2003 SP2: WindowsServer2003-KB914961-SP2-x86-ENU.exe

Follow these Steps:


1. Insert Windows (XP/2003) CD into CD-ROM copy all the files from the CD to a folder in
C:\ drive (named “InstallCD”) of your computer.
2. Download the service pack file from http://www.microsoft.com/ (for that particular version of
Windows you want to integrate the service pack) and copy to another folder in C:\ drive and
name it “ServicePack”.
3. Now open command prompt by typing CMD at Start > Run. Then issue the following
commands one by one.
Cd c:\ServicePack ↵
SP.exe /integrate:c:\InstallCD ↵
4. Now the integration process will start, wait for some time to complete.
5. When you will see the success message then the process of integrating service pack is
complete. Now use can use it or burn it into a CD.

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Microsoft Office
Note: Please note that the service pack integration process will not apply for Office 2007 or
later.
Applies to:
Product: Microsoft Office 2003
Service Packs: Office Service Pack 1, 2 and 3.

[Note: Remember that in Office 2007 the deployment of Service Packs and updates are different.
Direct SP integration option to the office installations is not available. You have to manually download
and install the office Service Packs after office installation.]
Service Pack 2 (for Office 2003)
Follow the following steps:
1- Create an administrative installation point: Insert the Office 2003 CD into the CD-ROM
drive, issue "X:\setup.exe /a" from command prompt, replace X with your CD-ROM drive.
This will create an administrative installation point and ask for name, organization, product
key etc. like the installation process but actually doesn’t install. When the creating of
administrative installation point is completed rename that folder as “C:\Office2003”.
2- Download the Service Pack 2 (filename is Office2003SP2-KB887616-FullFile-ENU.exe)
from http://www.microsoft.com/ and Copy it to “C:\” Drive.
3- Extract the file to “C:\OfficeSP2” through WinRAR or 7-Zip. Right click on the file and select
extract then select the destination path as “C:\OfficeSP2”. After extraction is over, you will
see the following files: mainsp2ff.msp, ohotfix.exe, ohotfix.ini, ohotfixr.dll,
owc11sp2ff.msp, owc102003sp2ff.msp etc.
4- Now see the “C:\Office2003” if you find there a file “STD11.msi” it is for Office 2003
Standard version and if you find “PRO11.msi” then it is Office 2003 Professional version.
5- Assuming that the Office 2003 installations are copied to “C:\Office2003” folder and Office
Service Pack 2 is copied to “C:\OfficeSP2” before starting integration.
6- Now open command Prompt and issue the following two commands one-by-one. Issue the
second command when the 1st process is finished its work.
msiexec /p C:\OfficeSP2\mainsp2ff.msp /a C:\Office2003\PRO11.msi SHORTFILENAMES-TRUE /qb
msiexec /p C:\OfficeSP2\OWC11sp2ff.msp /a C:\Office2003\OWC11.msi SHORTFILENAMES-TRUE /qb
7- Now Office SP2 is integrated with Office 2003 installations. When you will install Office
2003 t will include all the SP2 components along with Office 2003.

Service Pack 3 (for Office 2003)


The integrating process for service pack 3 for Office 2003 is same as the above but the command is
little bit different.
Follow the following steps:
1- Create an administrative installation point: Insert the Office 2003 CD into the CD-ROM
drive, issue "X:\setup.exe /a" from command prompt, replace X with your CD-ROM
drive. This will create an administrative installation point and ask for name, organization,
product key etc. Like the installation process but actually doesn’t install. When the
creating of administrative installation point is completed rename that folder as
“C:\Office2003”.
2- Download the Service Pack 3 (filename is Office2003SP3-KB923618-FullFile-ENU.exe)
from: http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/7/8/778493c2-ace3-44c5-8bc3-
d102da80e0f6/Office2003SP3-KB923618-FullFile-ENU.exe and Copy it to “C:\” Drive.
3- Extract the file to “C:\OfficeSP3” through WinRAR or 7-Zip. Right click on the file and
select extract then select the destination path as “C:\OfficeSP2”. After extraction is over,
you will see the following files: MAINSP3.msp, ohotfix.exe, ohotfix.ini, ohotfixr.dll,
OWC102003SP3.msp, OWC11SP3.msp etc.
4- Now see the “C:\Office2003” if you find there a file “STD11.msi” it is for Office 2003
Standard version and if you find “PRO11.msi” then it is Office 2003 Professional version.
5- Assuming that the Office 2003 installations are copied to “C:\Office2003” folder and
Office Service Pack 3 is copied to “C:\OfficeSP3” before starting integration.

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6- Now open command Prompt and issue the following two commands one-by-one. Issue
the second command when the 1st process is finished its work.
msiexec /a C:\Office2003\PRO11.MSI /p C:\OfficeSP3\MAINSP3.MSP
msiexec /a C:\Office2003\OWC11.MSP /p C:\OfficeSP3\OWC11SP3.MSP
7- Now Office SP3 is integrated with Office 2003 installations. When you will install Office
2003 it will include all the SP3 components along with Office 2003.

Thank You

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