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Create an installation source that includes software updates (Windows SharePoint Services 3.0)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: July 30, 2009

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Updated: 2009-07-30

In server farm deployments, all your Web servers must have the same software update version applied. This means that, before you add a new Web server to an existing server farm, this new Web server must have the same software updates as the rest of the Web servers in your server farm. To accomplish this, we recommend that you follow the procedures in this topic to create an installation source that contains a copy of the released version of the software, along with software updates that match those installed on your server farm (also known as a slipstreamed installation source). When you run Setup from this updated installation source, the new Web server will have the same software update version as the rest of the Web servers in your server farm.

NoteNote:

In this article, we use the term software update as a general term for all update types, including any service pack, update, update rollup, feature pack, critical update, security update, or hotfix used to improve or fix this software product.

Use the updates folder

To create an installation source, you must add software updates to the updates folder of the released version of the software.

To use the updates folder

  1. Copy the files from the released version source media for the product to a folder that you can use as an installation point for the servers in your server farm.

  2. Download the appropriate software update package.

  3. Extract the software update files, by using this command:

    <package> /extract: <path>

    The /extract switch prompts you to provide a folder name for the files, for example, for x86 systems:

    wssv3sp2-kb953338-x86-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract: <C:\WSS> \Updates

    <C:\WSS> is the location to which you copied the files that you extracted from the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 released version.

    NoteNote:

    You must use the default location for the updates folder. If you use the SupdateLocation="path-list" property to specify a different location, Setup stops responding.

  4. Copy the files that you extracted from the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 software update package to the updates folder you created in the previous step.

  5. You can now use this location as an installation point, or you can create an image of this source that you can burn to a CD-ROM.

    NoteNote:

    If you extracted the software update files to a location to which you had previously copied the source for a released version, the source is updated and is ready to use.

As an alternative to creating an updated installation source, you can download Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) as an updated version at the following location:

Language template packs

Use the following procedure to create an installation location that you can use to install the language template packs with software updates already applied.

To use the updates folder with language template packs

  1. Download the language template pack package for the released product.

  2. Extract the files from the language template pack package.

  3. Copy the extracted files to a folder that you can use as an installation point for the servers in your server farm.

  4. Download the updated language template pack package for the released product.

  5. Extract the files from the updated language template pack package.

  6. Copy these extracted files to the updates folder, in the subfolder in which you stored the files for the released product in step 3.

    You can now use this location as an installation point, or you can create an image of this source that you can burn to a CD-ROM.

  7. To install the language template pack with the software update already applied, run Setup from this location, and then run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard to complete the configuration.

Download this book

This topic is included in the following downloadable book for easier reading and printing:

See the full list of available books at Downloadable content for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

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