XP SP3

Windows XP firewall service is enabled after installing XP SP3 – even if it was previously disabled

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If Windows XP SP2 firewall service is set to manual or disabled when Windows XP SP3 is applied, the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service and Security Cetner service will be changed to automatic startup.  This behavior is by design, for the purpose of increasing the security of Windows XP. This setting will remain in effect […]

How much free disk space do I need to install Windows XP SP3?

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Various Microsoft resources have different answers to the amount of free hard drive space needed to install Windows XP SP3.  You’ll see that the amount of free disk space required to install XP SP3 depends on where you’re installing from, as well as other factors. According to KB950717    We recommend that you have a […]

Slipstreamed Windows XP SP3 Remote Web Workplace Active X problems

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Yesterday I wrote about problemswith license keys on Windows XP SP3 installations performed on media slipstreamed on Windows Vista machines.  Today I found Susan’s postthat describes how to fix RWW issues associated with an XP SP3 slipstreamed install – Specifically, not having the ability to enable in Internet Explorer the Terminal Server Redistributable Active X control that […]

Problems with license key after slipstreaming Windows XP SP3

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A co-worker forwarded me this link to a post that describes the problems with Windows XP license keys not working after XP SP3 is slipstreamed into the installation media.  The problem stems from the API calls made by the slipstream program when run from a Windows Vista machine. He was using a volume license key in […]

Howto: Fix Remote Web Workplace not working with XP SP3

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After applying Windows XP SP3 you may receive the following message when trying to access Remote Web Workplace (RWW) on a Windows Small Business Server (SBS): This portion of the Remote Web Workplace requiresthe Microsoft Remote Desktop ActiveX Control.  Your browswer’s security settings may be preventing you from downloading ActiveX controls.  Adjust these settings, and […]

Updated Sysprep.exe now available for Windows XP SP3

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If you plan on deploying Windows XP SP3 machines through imaging, you’ll need the updated SP3 deployement tools, which includes sysprep.exe. Check out David’s post regarding changes to profile behavior in SP3’s sysprep where the default profile is no longer being copied. David has also updated his sysprep.inf reference. See KB 302577 for additional details […]

Fix: After installing Windows XP SP3, the Address Bar is Removed from the main taskbar

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From the Windows XP General newsgroup, edit for French to English translation issues and brevity: I just installed SP3 using Windows Update (I had XP SP2 Pro fully updated). Everything went fine, I restarted the PC and apparently everything fine after the desktop showed up (no error messages, etc). But after examining my system I […]

Windows XP SP3 and Associated Resources

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Windows XP SP3 is now available for download.  Before you manually update your machine, check out KB936929, Release notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3.  It has links to vaious other KB articles that discuss items such as troubleshooting installation problems.  You can also read the Overview of Windows XP SP3. Please be aware of […]