Does MS have all Win 2000 upgrades/updates in one neat site or group of file?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by looking4anupgrade, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. I've downloaded the exe file for SP4 but upon reinstall, there are about 60
    or more other upgrades. Is there a disk or group of files that MS has
    somewhere that will allow you to burn them to disk so that they don't have
    to be downloaded whenever the OS (Win 2000 Pro) is installed?

    Even the upgrade to IE6 is just a download that forces the OS to contact MS
    for further files.

    Since they are going to cancel support for the OS at some point, wouldn't
    it be wise to offer these files as one entire download? In other words,
    during the first update search, give the user the option to download all
    the files into a zip file.
    looking4anupgrade, Dec 6, 2006
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    John John Guest

    John John, Dec 6, 2006
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  3. looking4anupgrade

    why? Guest

    x-post trimmed to 24hshd from
    the group microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory os OT anyway.

    On Wed, 06 Dec 2006 12:21:30 -0600,
    Desides the update rollup packages 2000 SP4 mentioned there were MSIE
    and IIRC IIS rollup updates. It's been a while and as I have those
    locally now without the URLs anymore try the MS site
    links will be there.

    Internet Explorer 6: Downloads
    Deploying Internet Explorer 6 Across a Network? Internet Explorer
    Administration Kit (IEAK) 6 Service Pack 1 (SP1) enables the most
    cost-effective and ... - 11k - Cached -
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    Usually if Canada / US you can get an (and others) IE Updated CD for a
    small fee.

    Spot the important 'update', that's the trick. But you (used to be able)
    select download all. You can also get (again it's bee a long time since
    I did this) download the IEAK (IE admin kit) you run that, create a
    folder and select to d/l all components. This saves the 60-70MB locally,
    of course that all languages as well.
    Usually you look for the network administrator installations. The IE6
    one may not be around but there are browser archives like
    You are thinking about MS, aren't you?
    So you have missed (if it still works) the MS Update download basket
    where you could view / select all updates and download to your PC. Only
    problem it doesn't include the KB information articles but you can save
    those if needed from the MS support site.

    Other solution, is MS Technet CD/DVD subscription it has an update disk
    MS98-001 to MS06-039, service packs and several disks of downloads.

    Optionally, over the years I saved the updates, integrated them into a
    batch file on CD and can put on OS and patches 90% automatic.

    why?, Dec 6, 2006
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