This is an advanced feature and no active support will be provided for it. My dynamic hotfix lists won't be updated for it either.
Using HFSLIP 1.6.0 or newer, you can reduce the amount of HFSLPxxx.INF files for Type 1 hotfixes in the new source as well as the amount of registry additions. There are two new folders for this: HF\BASIC and HF\NOREG.
The main difference between them is that one identifier key is added into the registry for the hotfixes in HF\BASIC while no identifier key is added into the registry for hotfixes in HF\NOREG. However, for some hotfixes requiring more registry edits, hardcoded support has been added into HFSLIP if they are placed in either HF\BASIC or in HF\NOREG; this includes hotfixes with updates for shell32.dll (Win2K/XP), p2p*.dll (WinXP), usb*.sys (WinXP), msxml3.dll (Win2K/XP), kerberos.dll (Win2K), localspl.dll (Win2K), ipsec.sys (Win2K) and the Package Installer for WinXP. Also, an often recurring setting for "BufferPolicyReads" is added for Win2K.
Note 1: only Type 1 hotfixes are supported in HF\BASIC and HF\NOREG.
Note 2: this was only tested with Win2K+IE6+WMP9+MDAC281, WinXP SP2 and Win2K3 SP2, so the list below may need to be updated for other OS's and configurations.
Note 3: the hotfix names in HF\BASIC are expected to be in this format: "<word>-KBxxxxxx-<word>*.exe" or "<word>-<word>-KBxxxxxx-*.exe". If the KB article number is not in the 2nd or 3rd position and is not preceded and followed by a hyphen, the identifying registry key will fail to be created.
Here is some info that could be useful if you want to keep Windows Update happy. Most hotfixes don't require any identifier key(s), so everything goes in HF\NOREG except...
To be placed in HF\BASIC (Windows Update wants the one registry key):
To be placed in HF (requiring too much registry edits or containing post-setup commands):
IE cumulative update (currently KB933566)
WindowsXP-KB922668-x86-ENU.exe (COM+ Rollup 14)
Also to be placed in HF (not supported in HF\BASIC or HF\NOREG at all):
Service Pack installers
WMP9/10/11 installers and other Type 2 updates
Edited by Tomcat76, 07 August 2007 - 03:46 AM.